2019-20 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 2019-20 school year:

Goal 1

Goal 1: Student Well-Being

The well-being of students is a priority for families and the District.  In 2019-20, 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.  The District will identify leading causes of concern that significantly impact student well-being.  This work will be presented in December of 2019.  Updates on the implementation will be presented to the Board in January and May of 2020 and will include:

  • Staff development opportunities to give all staff the support, resources, tools and training needed to address these topics
  • Promote efforts to facilitate discussions that address inclusivity, constructive discourse, adversity and other topics that impact student well-being
  • Determine measurements to evaluate student well-being and the impact of Minnetonka’s efforts within our scope/boundaries of a public institution
  • Create awareness and support for all students on all pathways (i.e. trades, military, gap years, technical school, colleges and universities, etc.) to promote the best match for each student

Goal 2

Goal 2: 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 and will utilize the adopted School Board Innovation Criteria no later than May 1, 2020.  Specific interest areas by program include:

Experiential Learning & Inquiry-Based Learning

  • Continue work to expand experiential learning & inquiry-based learning opportunities for E-12, including infrastructure & resources required 
  • Assessment of targeted innovation including measurement of staff engagement

Pathways

  • Continue work on personalized pathways ensuring students have access to tools that will help plan their success through graduation and beyond
  • Develop further engagement with families on ways to use Naviance at every grade level
  • Create awareness and support for all students on all pathways (i.e. trades, military, gap years, technical school, colleges and universities, etc.) to promote the best match for each student

Tonka Online

  • Continue work on expanding strategies for growth
  • Share marketing plans mid year, for continued outreach of program

District Workforce

  • Continue planning for an ongoing supply of outstanding teachers, administrators and support staff to serve students throughout their years in the District.
  • Year 3 of this 5-year goal should focus on efforts outlined to date and adding new opportunities for recruiting and retaining talent, including identification of resources required.

Goal 3

Goal 3: Focused Strategic Plan

Create a ten-year Strategic Plan for the District with a specific lens toward the implications of flattening enrollment and the state imposed levy cap.  Key activities should include:

  • Space and capacity plans for students, classrooms and non-instructional spaces
  • Facility upkeep and maintenance plans for education and non-instructional spaces
  • Technology plan for fixed assets (infrastructure) and variable (students, staff, vendors) needs and expenses
  • Cost savings options (refinancing debt, alternative utilities including solar gardens, etc.) with the goal of maximizing expense efficiencies
  • Curriculum that is demonstrably meeting the needs of tomorrow’s workforce