2018-19 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 2018-19 school year:

Goal 1

Goal 1: Student Well-Being

The well-being of students is a priority for families and the District. In 2018-19, the District will continue the implementation of a plan that supports families’ 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. Updates on the implementation will be presented to the Board in January and May, 2019 and will include:

  • Identification and implementation of resources for teachers, counselors, and social workers
  • Identification of student referral process for use by students, peers, staff and families
  • Continuation of identification and measurement of unmet needs
  • Measurement of family awareness and usage of wellness resources
  • Review of curriculum at secondary level to ensure it meets students’ needs and includes student voice
  • Communication of Minnetonka’s culture of acceptance and wellness tools available

Goal 2

Goal 2: District 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 two of this five-year goal will continue to focus on identification of the resources required. The articulation of these resources will be presented to the Board by June 1, 2019 and detail aspects such as:

  • Implementation of pipeline development efforts identified in Year One including data analysis of impact of efforts
  • Exploration of possible sources of talent such as Minnetonka students (experiential program or pathway), training and events, internships, etc.
  • Expansion of utilization of international sources for talent
  • Development of Model for use of reserves to meet future staffing needs as well as ensure that the reserves pool is of high quality and sufficient quantity

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, 2019. Specific interest areas by program include:

Pathways

  • Continue work on personalized pathways to success (E-12)
  • Continue implementation and expand awareness of tools identified in the counseling review and Minnetonka Framework
  • Ensure deep implementation of Naviance at the secondary level, measured by improved metrics on student and family utilization rates and satisfaction levels
  • Provide family education on Naviance at the secondary level

Tonka Online

  • Implement marketing plan and expansion strategy for growth
  • Explore partnerships to assist in effort

Goal 4

Goal 4: Expand Experiential Learning and Inquiry-Based Learning

The District will provide experiential learning opportunities 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 2018-19 is to finalize a road map for incorporating experiential learning and inquiry-based learning throughout the system.

A report will be made to the Board by May 31, 2019 to present the plan/road map which will include the following:

  • Path to expand experiential learning and inquiry-based learning opportunities, including infrastructure and resources required
  • Assessment of targeted innovation via Spigit, including measurement of staff engagement
  • Scope and sequence E-12 for experiential-based learning and E-12 for inquiry-based learning with deep articulation for a minimum of one grade level at early childhood/preschool, elementary, middle and high school