Mahnomen ISD #432

Board Planning Meeting


February 29, 2016

Summary of goals established.

District Goal #1: Increase Graduation & Academic Achievement Rates

1.    Administration will investigate and implement student engagement strategies and programs that target at risk students.

  • Investigate options of a mid-level/Jr. High school within a school as part of Long Term Planning. (modified schedule, less transitions, school environment)
  • Career exploration at an earlier age to engage student in the importance of high school.
  • Find strategies for implementing more applied STEAM focused curriculum at mid-level as a tool to engaged students. (coding, technology applications)
  • Offer Ojibwe Language course and utilize Indian Education programing to provide support to students academically and culturally.
  • Investigate other possible dropout prevention strategies.

District Goal #2: Increase Technology Utilization

1.    Place emphasis on staff development in technology integration.

  • Develop a specific technology staff development skill plan and timeline. Using a on-going frequency of staff development in technology. Provide resources and incentives to utilize in-house trainers.

2.    Implement a Digital Citizenship curriculum plan and increase K-12 technology curriculum.

  • Look for strategies for developing more technology skills in coding, keyboarding, robotics, Google apps, 3D printing, engraving and other technology applications.

District Goal #3: Increase Enrollment by Marketing School

1.    Develop self-promotion of information about district programs and the opportunities the schools provides to our students. Use multiple methods to distribute school information to potential new parents, students, staff and the general public.

  • Explore and pilot implementation of Gifted & Talented programing as well as STEAM enrichment opportunities.

District Goal #4: Gang and Drug Free School

1.    Investigate and implement program/curriculum to educate students of the dangers of gangs and chemical abuse.

  • Look for outside partners in programs like Brother Eagle, GREAT and DARE.