2017-18 Board Goals

The Minnetonka School Board has a vision for world-class, child-centered excellence. The Board is committed to ensuring excellence in student achievement and being responsible stewards of District resources.

Each year the Board adopts specific goals to ensure long-term educational excellence for the District. The following Board goals have been adopted for the 2017-18 school year:

Goal 1

Goal 1: Student Well-Being

The well-being of students is a priority for families and the District. In 2017-18, the District will create and implement a plan that supports parents’ desires to have their students be socially and emotionally strong and provides the appropriate level of support to students for their academic, social and emotional well-being. This plan will be presented to the Board by April 15, 2018 and will include:

  • A comprehensive resource map for families of internal and external resources
  • Services and strategies that the District has or should implement
  • A gap analysis of unmet needs
  • Evaluation of marketplace and skillset needs of employers
  • Goal 2

    Goal 2: Workforce of Tomorrow

    Over the course of five years, the District will complete and implement a plan that assures an ongoing supply of outstanding teachers, administrators and support staff to serve students throughout their years in the District. Year one of this five-year goal will focus on identification of the resources required. The articulation of these resources will be presented to the Board by June 1, 2018 and detail aspects such as:

  • Pipeline development (quality and quantity)
  • Opportunities to develop talent: explore possible sources such as Minnetonka students (VANTAGE strand), training and events, internships, university partnerships, etc.
  • Utilization of international sources
  • Model for use of reserves to meet needs
  • Goal 3

    Goal 3: Deep Implementation of Strategic Programs

    Ensure deep systemic implementation of recently launched strategic programs to insure that Minnetonka commitments to student achievement and experience, as well as instructional framework and content, are successfully accomplished.

    The following programs will be holistically reviewed utilizing the adopted School Board Innovation Criteria no later than May 1, 2018. Specific interest areas by program include:


  • Continue work on personalized pathways to success (E-12)
  • Implement tools identified in the counseling review and Minnetonka Framework
  • Report on student and family utilization rates and satisfaction levels

  • Tonka Online

  • Monitor program growth—achievement, enrollment and satisfaction
  • Marketing plan and expansion strategy for growth outside of Minnetonka
  • Monitor quality indices to ensure an exceptional online program and experience for students
  • Develop a comprehensive list of recommendations for expansion

  • Science Research

  • Successful implementation of Science Research 2
  • Continued visibility to development of the program

  • Immersion

  • Success with bilingual IB diploma and Vantage Immersion projects
  • Ensure MHS readiness for significant influx of immersion students
  • Refine model at the Middle School level to ensure increased engagement and continued student participation

  • Tonka Codes

  • Develop a recommendation for expansion
  • Goal 4

    Goal 4: Expand Experiential and Inquiry-Based Learning

    The District will provide a broad array of experiential and inquiry-based learning opportunities for E-12 students to enable them to strengthen their learning, increase their interest and enhance their motivation for learning. The goal for 2017-18 is to identify a road map for incorporating experiential and inquiry-based learning throughout the system.

    A report will be made to the Board by May 1, 2018 to identify and detail a plan/road map which will include the following:

  • Path to expand experiential learning opportunities, including infrastructure and resources required
  • Path to expand inquiry-based learning opportunities, including infrastructure and resources required
  • Use of targeted innovation via Spigit—focused innovation challenge with staff engagement
  • Scope and sequence E-12 for experiential-based learning and E-12 for inquiry-based learning