A philosophy statement that calls for strengthening basic skills and formation of a foreign language class was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Little Lake School District Board of Trustees.
The statement--which was formulated during more than 30 meetings with community members, district personnel and school staff--sets general goals the district wants to achieve, Supt. John Pulice said. "It's something we can turn to to see the direction the district wants to take."
Board members first drafted a statement in May, 1984, Pulice said, and decided at that time to let everyone in the district have input. Little Lake School District has students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
At a study session Nov. 5, a phrase was deleted from the statement that declared that all basic skills--listening, speaking, reading, writing and mathematics--were to be taught in English.