Over the past several months, stakeholder groups representing Foxborough Regional Charter School have participated in the "Shared Values Exercise. Led by Dr. Eddie Ingram, this exercise was part of a district-wide initiative to ground our sense of purpose as a school district and organization.
How the Exercise Worked:
Each stakeholder group broke into pairs or trios and narrowed down a list from 50 “value word cards” to their top 15 priorities. The groups then joined other teams and compared/contrasted and created a list of 10 shared values everyone agreed upon and finally, the whole group came together to further pare down the list to 8 words that we will refer to as shared values. Once all of the groups completed their lists - the lists were compared and we were able to come up with our Shared Values as a FRCS Community.
WE ARE FRCS and we each commit to living by the following Shared Values:
- Transparent Communication
Note that values mentioned on stakeholder group lists with lesser frequency will be used to form Concept Statements when practicable. These values include Trust, Open mindedness, Empathy, Innovation/Curiosity, Discipline, Accountability and Health/Security.
Next, a team of representatives from each of the stakeholder groups will come together to (1) develop a Concept Statement for each Shared Value to define the intent and (2) brainstorm concrete ideas of ways to live into these values on a daily basis.