Board Policies

Last revised: May 11, 2015


Educational Philosophy

The mission of the Cedar Falls Community Schools is educating each student to be a lifelong learner and a caring, responsible citizen. The schools shall provide a comprehensive curriculum which reflects the essential and delicate balance of excellence and equity, together with meaningful instructional programs based upon realistic standards.

Students shall be provided both the opportunity and the expectation through a sequentially coordinated guaranteed and viable curriculum, to acquire those skills, attitudes and personal values which contribute to their functioning as lifelong learners, responsible individuals and group members. Therefore, emphasis shall remain on the concepts of human worth and dignity, and the ideal that each person shall find his or her role as an effective member of society in a world community of continual change and accelerating complexity.

As graduates from the Cedar Falls Community Schools students will be:

  • Competent in essential skills;
  • Complex thinkers;
  • Effective communicators;
  • Skilled utilizers of technology;
  • Contributing citizens;
  • Lifelong learners; and
  • Collaborative workers.

The Cedar Falls Community School District is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free democratic society. The survival of a democratic society is dependent upon active involvement by its citizens. Therefore, through the curriculum, instruction, and assessment process, the Cedar Falls Community School District will seek to develop those skills and attitudes which will contribute to the continuing development of the democratic system.

As one manner of discharging its duties and responsibilities, the Board of Directors has established this body of written policies; policies which are based on the Constitution, federal and state laws, federal and state regulations, and the specific needs of this school district.

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Date of Adoption

August 10, 1971
April 22, 1985

Date of Revision

January 9, 1989
September 16, 1996
September 23, 2002
November 13, 2006
November 28, 2011
May 11, 2015