Since 1994, the Minneapolis Public Schools has operated under site-based decision making to move decision making closest to the students served. The goal of site-based management is to improve student achievement. In March of 2015 the revised policy was approved by the MPS Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors of Minneapolis Public Schools is committed to providing support for innovation and excellence in each of its schools and programs. The collective efforts of students, teachers, parents, administrators, the local community and supporting central offices staff toward student success are necessary to meet the academic and social needs of Minneapolis students. Combined efforts of all school stakeholders are necessary to meet the district’s mission, vision and strategic plan goals. Gathering the local input of school stakeholders to improve the academic achievement and emotional and social growth of students attending that school is valuable and necessary to maximize all efforts toward improving and maintaining student success and growth. A representative council of school stakeholders is the means that the Board of Directors believes will provide the input to the school’s administration to affect appropriate school-based decision making and support the academic achievement and social and emotional growth of all students. The purpose of this policy is to establish the parameters in which such school site councils shall be formed and shall influence school-based decision making.
For more information on how to get involved in your school site council, check with your school.
Office of Student, Family and Community Engagement
Gael Ellis 612-382-0546
Jocelyn Beard 612-516-0901
Site Council Policy 2015
Site Counci Policy 2015 Spanish
Site Council Policy 2015 Somali
Site Council Policy 2015 Hmong
Site Council Regulations 2015