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1 Generation Next Leadership Council SPECIAL SESSION AGENDA June 11, :00 9:45am Minneapolis Public Schools 1250 W. Broadway, Minneapolis Assembly Room S1-404, 1st Floor 9:00 AM Introduction R.T. Rybak 9:05 Minneapolis Public Schools Strategic Plan Meredith Fox Zoe Thiel 9:30 Council Feedback All 9:45 AM Adjourn R.T. Rybak Dial: Code: Contact Christy Coaty to RSVP:

2 Minneapolis Public Schools MPS is in the process of creating a new district strategic plan for Last fall, we conducted an initial round of stakeholder engagement opportunities with our internal groups (e.g. parents, teachers, etc.) We used what we heard from those engagements, as well as guidance from MPS leadership and an extensive review of our current state data to create a draft strategic plan. We will be sharing this draft publicly at the Board of Education meeting on May 13th. Following this presentation, we want to reach out to both internal AND external stakeholder groups to get feedback on the draft plan. For external partners, this would include a brief presentation providing an overview of the plan (with time for Q&A) and structured questions for feedback: How do you see your work as being aligned/not aligned to this plan? and What would we need to do in order to make this plan successful?

3 Proposed Strategic Plan 2020 Every Child College and Career Ready A message from Dr. Johnson Dear Minneapolis Public Schools community, At MPS, we believe in the potential of all students to succeed. With our current strategic plan, we laid out a vision of every child college and career ready, and while we have made good progress, we are not there yet. The time is right to engage with our community, recommit to our shared goals and define how we are going to accelerate our progress. This is the work of creating our strategic plan through I hope you will add your voice to the creation of a shared vision for the future. Helping our students succeed takes the commitment and dedicated efforts of all of us teachers, principals and staff, parents and families and our community partners. MPS is now in the process of bringing this draft plan out to the community for review, so that the Board of Education can vote on a final plan this summer. I encourage you to take the survey about the proposed plan by visiting You can also send any additional questions or comments to For more information on the planning process and additional details visit: Sincerely, Bernadeia H. Johnson, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools

4 Strategic Plan Components: Mission Vision Values Proposed Strategic Plan About the Plan MPS current strategic plan was created in 2007 and will expire in The new proposed plan is not a start over plan it s a recommitment to many major priorities that are midstream Theory of Action Goals w/ Performance Measures & Targets Five-Year District Management Plan (strategies, projects, timelines) / Annual District Action Plan Budget governance management Our focus is on accelerating student achievement. We must continue to prioritize and align our work to facilitate successful implementation and results. Management structures are being built for ongoing monitoring and adjustment. We invite you to engage with the MPS community to define and commit to our shared work. ***CURRENT VERSION*** Our Mission We exist to ensure that all students learn. We support their growth into knowledgeable, skilled and confident citizens capable of succeeding in their work, personal and family lives into the 21st century. Our Values Children first Right to quality education Importance of family Equity Diversity Respect for employees Partnership for youth Transparency and accountability Our Vision Every child college and career ready 2020 Theory of Action

5 Proposed Strategic Plan 2020 Goal Map Vision Every Child College and Career Ready ***PROPOSED*** All students graduate ready for college and career as lifelong learners and engaged global citizens Improved Student Outcomes Student results improve and are not predicted by race, economic status, program or geography Equity MPS engages families and leverages community resources to support student academic success Family and Community Partnership MPS is a learning organization committed to the growth and development of all staff and the use of a data-driven continuous improvement cycle to ensure results for students Effective Teachers, School Leaders and Staff MPS secures adequate funding and uses it equitably to provide services and resources to best meet the needs of students and schools Resources for Students and Schools Planning Timeline SUMMER / FALL 2013: WINTER 2014: SPRING 2014: SUMMER 2014: Listening campaign (parents, staff, community members) Review of MPS results, progress on current strategic plan Strategic plan 2020 planning team formed Planning team developed draft strategic plan Draft strategic plan presented to school board and community for feedback Adjustments made to plan based on feedback Final strategic plan presented to school board for approval (July/Aug) Development of five-year district management plan (strategies, activities, timelines)

6 Strategic Plan 2020 Proposed Goal Detail Participation in early childhood programs and supports Kindergarten readiness Reading and math proficiency Student persistence Credit-readiness for graduation AP, ACT scores Graduation rate Increase awareness of and access to MPS early childhood services and education programs Systematic supports for transitions between grades Strengthen foundational, rigorous, academic program at PK-5, 6-8, 9-12 Multi-tiered system of support Integrate social emotional learning and 21st century skills Utilize instructional technology to expand personalized and/or adaptive learning opportunities Strengthen implementation of Focused Instruction, including use of formative assessments School engagement plans Expand opportunities for all students to learn more than one language On-track to graduate' tracking and intervention All students graduate ready for college and career as lifelong learners and engaged global citizens Improved Student Outcomes Ensure positive outcomes for students birth to grade 12 Connect families and children to the appropriate early learning supports through targeted partnerships. Ensure all students have engaging and relevant experiences and supports that allow them to leave fifth grade ready for a rigorous secondarylevel curriculum; middle grades ready for rigorous high school curriculum; and graduate high school ready for college, career and life. Recognize bilingualism and biliteracy as an asset for our students. Student results improve and are not predicted by race, economic status, program or geography Equity Positively impact educational outcomes for all students, particularly those that have been previously underserved. Maintain high expectations for all students regardless of race, economic status, geography or program (special education, advanced learners, English language learners, homeless/highly mobile). Ensure current access to high-quality education that all students may choose that meet their diverse needs. Includes student group-level and schoollevel interventions. Achievement gaps and growth rates in math and reading for all student groups Behavior data (suspensions, lost learning time, attendance) for all student groups Access to advanced coursework and referrals to special education School quality indicators Academic strategies and social, emotional and behavioral supports to accelerate achievement for black males Inclusion of students who receive special education services Support for students who are advanced learners and English language learners School engagement plans designed to increase instructional time lost to referral and suspension, particularly for students of color Strong supports for district governed schools, especially those that are struggling Partnerships to provide access to high quality education that meet diverse needs and provide innovative ideas (Community Partnership Schools, district-authorized charters, etc.)

7 Strategic Plan 2020 Proposed Goal Detail, Cont. MPS engages families and leverages community resources to support student academic success Parent reports feel welcome at school, satisfaction with quality of school Student reports someone at home helps me with school work Impact and alignment of partnerships and volunteers Family and Community Partnership Schools and central office will meaningfully engage with parents and families to help ensure student success. Partner contributions will be strategically matched to needs defined by the school district. Volunteers and partnerships will be intentionally deployed to fill resource or expertise gaps. Engage with the broader Minneapolis community to ensure all are invested in the success of our students. Schools are service hubs within the community. Diversity of staff Staff effectiveness Employee retention and engagement Effectiveness of management systems Employee on-boarding Employee recognition program Career pathways Succession planning Instructional role pipelines Grow Our Own strategies Instructional support redesign Educator evaluation Incentive programs Annual school district action plan Department key performance indicator reviews School improvement planning School data team training Parent Academy expansion School site team supports Restructure translation services Website overhaul Volunteer training Community partner mapping and evaluation MPS a learning organization, committed to the growth and development of all staff and the use of a data-driven continuous improvement cycle to ensure results for students Effective Teachers, School Leaders and Staff MPS will be a learning organization that uses a datadriven continuous improvement cycle at all levels to plan, implement, check and adjust its work to ensure successful outcomes for students. All staff will have clear performance expectations that will drive recruitment, selection, development, evaluation, recognition and succession planning systems. Systems and structures will be utilized to prioritize the school district s work (programmatically and financially), ensure alignment throughout the system and successfully execute on our stated priorities. Organizational units at all levels will be held accountable and celebrated for results.

8 Strategic Plan 2020 Proposed Goal Detail, Cont. MPS secures adequate funding and uses it equitably to provide services and resources to best meet the needs of students and schools Resources for Students and Schools Adequate financial resources are secured by maintaining current funding streams and increasing new funding support, particularly through increasing market share. Resources will be allocated based on student needs in a way that is transparent, easily understood and equitable. Central office services, both academic and operational, will be designed and delivered to best meet the needs of schools and students. Responsible stewardship of resources will be achieved through improved financial management and planning. Financial management indicators (fund balance, budget-toactual, bond rating, audit opinion) Service efficiency/effectiveness indicators (core IT system availability, transportation on-time arrivals) Percent of funds allocated to schools vs. central office Enrollment marketing campaign Referendum campaign Insurance coverage efficiencies SAP redesign Payroll project Financial modeling Diversity spend strategies School-department service level agreements Customer service assessments Weighted Student Funding strategy Activity based costing Zero-based budgeting Right size central office We want to hear from you. MPS is in the process of developing a five-year district strategic plan through We want your feedback on the draft goals for this plan. Your responses will help MPS staff revise the strategic plan that will be voted on by the Board of Education in the summer of Take the survey! Visit: An overview of the full proposed plan, as well as information about the planning process can be found at: If you have any questions or additional comments, please send an to:

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