Purpose Statement

  • Why we exist: ESU #17 is committed to partnering with its schools by providing support and resources to enhance teaching and learning. (May 1 2007, affirmed May 18 2012)

Mission Statement

  • How we will accomplish our Purpose: The mission of ESU #17 is to provide innovation, leadership and services for each member school district so they are successful in reaching their targeted educational goals. (Board Policy Article 1, Section 1B, August 11 2009)

Vision Statement

  • What we are aspiring to become: ESU #17 will transform current educational practices to revive a passion for learning by empowering students through innovative, individualized and inquiry-based learning. (August 8 2014)

Shared Values and Beliefs

In order to realize our Purpose, Mission and Vision, we will

  • promote, support and improve student engagement and learning
  • promote, support and improve educator effectiveness
  • promote and support conducive learning environments
  • lead, promote, support and sustain a culture of improvement
  • use resources (e.g., human, capital) efficiently and effectively
    • (January 3 2014)

Agency Improvement Goals

  1. Initiate a comprehensive evaluation process for all personnel, certificated and classified. (Indicator 2.6)
  2. Develop and initiate an evaluation process of programs and service to determine the impact on student and adult learning, cost-benefit analysis and the overall effectiveness of the agency. (Indicator 5.1)
  3. Collect and analyze trend data that is synthesized and reported to determine the effectiveness of professional development opportunities, technology support, and those designated programs related to improving student engagement and learning (Indicator 5.2)