The Irvine Unified School District is committed to the optimum development of each learner and to the belief that all students can and want to learn.  The District believes students nurtured in a warm and supportive environment develop responsibility for their own behavior and a concern for others.  In a climate of inquiry and excitement all students acquire basic skills and develop their own special capabilities.  Such a program requires an educational system that is adaptive and uniquely responsive to the students and parents served.

The District is committed to a management structure which places responsibility, accountability and resources with those individuals working directly with students.  The needs of society can best be served by assisting in the development of students who have confidence in themselves, their abilities and skills, and who have a deep sense of their own worth and the worth of others.

Policy Adopted: March 27, 1974