Core Values represent the "heart and soul" of a school district. Their importance should not be underestimated. They form the foundation for all the actions that the district takes. They are the underpinnings of beliefs, how the district operates, how it works with people at all levels, and what the district envisions as its purpose. Before a vision or mission can be crafted, the district needs to look inward and decide what is important. The following chart illustrates the district's core values.