Our district offers quality programming, first-rate facilities and opportunities for family involvement. We serve nearly 3,000 students, who benefit from a qualified staff where teaching and learning are number one! DeWitt is located just north of Lansing and is accessible by I-69 and U.S. 27.
DeWitt Public Schools are preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of a global society.
By joining together with our community and families, we will provide an environment of excellence that results in the achievement of all students.
We accept the responsibility to always focus on our children first. We are accountable to these principles and they will guide our work. We believe:
Every child is a unique individual.
Everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner.
Parents, families, staff and the community share the responsibility of working together for the success of all students.
Trust, honesty, and respect are essential for learning.
Our students deserve a safe and orderly school.
Our students are best served when we evaluate and use resources responsibly.
High performance from everyone promotes excellence.
Data evaluation guides continuous improvement.
Teaching and learning with technology is paramount in achieving our mission.
I. Student Performance and Achievement
Provide a curriculum that is aligned with current state and federal standards
Implement research-based teaching and learning practices to increase student academic performance
Challenge students with an ambitious and rigorous course of study
Reinforce the quality of our teachers, administrators and support staff through stringent hiring practices, and promote constant growth through evaluations and professional development
Promote positive student behaviors
Foster students’ higher level thinking skills through instruction of relevant content and discovery
II. Administrative and Financial Leadership
Provide direction while allocating available resources to improve education for our students
Promote a positive environment for students & staff
Maintain a district fund balance equal to no less than 8% of current expenditures
Expand the role and visibility of the DeWitt Education Foundation
Maintain facilities and infrastructure
Educate the community regarding the district's financial condition and challenges, and the resulting impact on programs and services
Pursue appropriate opportunities to collaborate or consolidate programs and services
III. Communication, Collaboration and Recognition
Communicate curriculum expectations in a consistent format
Increase opportunities for open communication and dialog with all members of the community
Maintain collaborative partnerships with stakeholders
Provide proactive and timely communications through a variety of media
Recognize our students for their unique talents and achievements
Celebrate diversity of people and their ideas
IV. Technology Education and Integration
Infuse technology into operations to increase effectiveness and efficiency
Pursue opportunities to enhance technology resources
Continuously advance students’ and teachers’ use of technology as it evolves