*All students should be treated with dignity and respect.
*Students should be taught skills for success.
*Motivation and responsibility are encouraged through positive, proactive interventions.
*Misbehavior provides a teaching opportunity.
*Staff must work together to meet student needs.
*School and communities must work together to meet the diverse needs of students.
*Safe schools create an environment where academics flourish.
*Positive proactive and preventative efforts of school and community can defeat violence.