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District Values

At the January 4, 2018 board meeting, the Gresham-Barlow School Board adopted the values listed below. These values will be used as the district moves forward with strategic planning. 

Gresham-Barlow School District Values


Our high calling is to the safety and educational development of ALL our students. With that principal and enduring consideration, we carefully manage every resource of people, time, facilities, and finance. No circumstance absolves us from the privilege and responsibility of educating our students.

To that end: we affirm the value of effective educators and leaders, which is the rightful expectation of every student in every building in our district; we conduct our business as grateful ambassadors of our community and its reputation; and, we promote by our actions and expectations the noble profession of educator.


We are champions of the vibrant and diverse communities of parents, guardians, grandparents, neighbors, administrators, teachers, staff, and students that make our schools and our district. We are also partners alongside civic, business, non-profit, and faith-based institutions in pursuing prosperity for the cities, towns, and neighborhoods we serve. Neither can our community thrive without our success, nor we succeed without our community. We embrace our lofty role as leaders in teaching and learning with devotion and professionalism in the spirit of partnership, selflessness, and inclusion.


Above all and in all, we are noble in our actions and our intentions. Our conduct is forthright, respectful, and sincere, and our faith in one another upheld by a common bond of honesty, even and especially when perspectives or passions may differ.