Set High Expectations for Students
We believe our students can and will be successful. We respect all of our students. We set high expectations for student achievement and conduct.

Embrace Differences Among Students
We welcome and challenge all students, regardless of socio-economic level, racial, religious, ethnic or cultural background. We believe every child should feel welcomed, accepted and challenged.

Provide Support to Students
We will identify, remedy and provide any required early intervention for students in need of additional support or direction.

Hold Common District-Wide Standards and Practices
We endorse common district-wide standards and practices for Southfield Public Schools that promote equity and uniform processes in all our schools.

Value Parents as Partners
We recognize our parents as valued partners and customers. By working in partnership with parents, we can promote student growth and achievement.

Develop a Positive Perception
We will tell the story of Southfield Public Schools and will communicate our plans and vision for the district to all stakeholders. We believe this practice will promote a positive perception of our district.

Ensure Fiscal Accountability
We expect prudent and equitable use of available resources. Procedures and practices will be established to ensure fiscal accountability and responsibility.

Uphold High Expectations for Staff
We acknowledge the professionalism of our staff and entrust them to espouse and implement our vision.

Maintain High Expectations for the Board of Education
We, the Board of Education of Southfield Public Schools, in order to advance the vision of equity, excellence and high expectation, will promote these tenets through our policies and practices.