Eight years ago, Minnetonka Public Schools launched an effort to expand strategic planning in support of a new culture of innovation. Since 2010, Minnetonka has become a national leader and a model in the development of a structured and research-based approach to incubating and accelerating innovative strategies to better meet the needs of students. Staff members in Minnetonka understand and see value in the District’s efforts.
In addition to positively impacting the culture of the district, the process has produced a pipeline of excellent new programs that directly benefit student learning in many different ways. These improvements range from big ideas that draw prospective new families to the district, to smaller ideas that improve the day-to-day operations for staff and students.