Board of Trustees - Shared Values for Governance

Shared Values are those beliefs that are central to the mission of our District. They are stable and all members of our District rely on them for guidance and decision-making. They are used to help our District achieve its vision and mission.


  • Establish a sense of shared responsibility
  • Balance the needs of students, employees and operational requirements.
  • Define and pursue common vision with common sense.
  • Ensure shared accountability for and ownership of agreements made.


  • Promote positive professional relationships.
  • Honor bargaining units and employees consistent with our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to serve our students.
  • Listen to and consider ideas based on their merit in a fair and honest process.


  • Establish priorities and follow through strategies aligned with our LCAP.
  • Demonstrate positive, supportive commitment to our District’s shared mission, vision, belief and values.
  • Work collaboratively at all times to solve problems.
  • Hold to a commitment that will inform, educate and support the shared values of our District.

Honesty and Trustworthiness

  • Share accurate, timely verbal and written communications.
  • Establish mutual trust with all stakeholders based on openness, consistency and reliability.
  • Build trust in an honest and straightforward manner founded on our shared values.
  • Emphasize actions that are fair and equitable as we work together.

Caring and Compassion

  • Display mutual respect and support of others.
  • Respond unselfishly to the needs of others and treat others with kindness, concern and generosity.
  • Value similarities and differences of others.