We, the faculty, staff, parents, and community of Robert S. Payne Elementary School, working as a team and using our available resources, will provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for all students. We will ensure that the students are provided with the opportunity to excel in all areas of academic, emotional and social development. We are committed to helping all students develop positive character attributes needed to become knowledgeable, respectful, caring, participating members of their families, schools, communities and nation.