Principles of Public Service

There are few things more important than the education of our youth, and with that responsibility comes a tremendous opportunity to serve with commitment and integrity and to lead by example. Oxford Community Schools Principles of Public Service are designed to guide the entire district as we teach, mentor, and nurture our most precious commodity—our children.


District employees perform their duties with honesty and integrity in conduct and communication. Employees conduct business with competence, fairness, impartiality, efficiency, and effectiveness to enhance the education of Oxford students and the public trust.


District employees take responsibility for actions, decisions, and statements that impact the education community and the public. Employees effectively use the public resources entrusted to the district for the benefit of Oxford students, the state, and the public good.


District employees treat others with professionalism, consideration, and courtesy. Employees respect others' opinions and beliefs, value individual differences, and seek to reach new solutions based on consensus.


District employees build professional relationships with colleagues, peers, and the public based on the highest standards of fairness and consideration. These standards are the foundation of a caring professional environment that supports mutual respect, collaboration toward common goals, and excellence in job performance.


District employees strive to be good stewards of the public trust and public resources. They honor and abide by district policies and the laws of the State of Michigan and the United States of America.


District employees conduct business with the public and co-workers in an equitable, impartial, and honest manner, without prejudice and favoritism. Decisions are based on objective and balanced judgment and are in accordance with the district's mission, established rules, and procedures.