The Bluford Unit School District strives to provide each student with the opportunity to acquire the very best education according to his or her needs and abilities. Upon leaving the Bluford School District, each student should have an employable skill and/or an adequate preparation for further training or education so that he or she may become a responsible, productive citizen. The school also attempts to develop in each student an understanding of and appreciation for our American heritage.
In accordance with these goals, boys and girls are guided toward an understanding of and respect for the dignity and worth of the individuals, regardless of age, race, religion, sex, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap, or economic status. In addition, the school attempts to foster interest and participation in the study and solution of community problems. The school also attempts to foster interest in national and international problems.
The stimulation and development of ideals and the ability to think clearly, logically, and independently are essential to life in a democratic society. The Bluford Unit School District strives to use all possible resources, especially those of the community, to meet these goals.
Each student is expected to develop self-discipline based on respect for others. The school assists in this development by reinforcing and rewarding independent responsible behavior. The Bluford Unit School District also assists in this development by providing the necessary guidance and direction to aid individual students as they become responsible citizens in a democratic society.
Education must be functional and dynamic so that it contributes to the development of the capabilities of all youth to their fullest extent. The Bluford Unit School District exists to provide the educational opportunities within which the students, hopefully, can gain the experiences which will cause them to develop as young, contributing citizens of our community, our state, and our nation. Our curriculum must be improved to the point so that all of our students will be stimulated and motivate those who are going on to college and those who will complete their formal education with high school. Because our school must be constantly growing to meet the demands of the ever-changing world, irrelevant material must be discarded and new vital material added.