CHARACTER COUNTS!SM is the framework for character education that has been chosen by the New Hampton Community School District and the Community of New Hampton, Iowa, to help the young people we serve develop character.

On behalf of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Task Force, the Communication and Involvement Committee provides this statement to be read by community boards and committees at activities and/or meetings.

"New Hampton is a state leader in CHARACTER COUNTS!, endeavoring at all times to promote and model the principles of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. In conducting this meeting, we expect that all participants will act in a respectful manner consistent with these principles."