Strategic and District Operational Plans
Our Strategic Plan is the roadmap we follow in our continuing - and measurable - focus on meeting the learning needs of each student.
The District Operational Plan is developed annually by Superintendent Ronneberg, district administration and principals, and outlines projects to lead the district toward accomplishing our goals.
We use adaptive planning in Spring Lake Park Schools. Rather than a static strategic plan that attempts to identify all of the strategies and objectives necessary for the next five years, we adapt our plan annually. We focus on improving student learning through innovation within strategic anchors and aligned initiatives. We assess progress and consistently look outside the system at emerging influences as we strive to move from our current reality – where we sit today – toward what we want to achieve – our desired results.
While we have an annual District Operational Plan, we consistently assess our work within the plan and make adaptations as necessary to meet changing conditions. By adjusting our work on a regular basis, we bring greater coherence and alignment to our efforts.
Strategic and District Operational Plan Documents
Parent and Community Participation
We invite parents and community members to provide input, share ideas, and become involved with continuous improvement and innovation in Spring Lake Park Schools. Learn more about the opportunities to work with us to improve the experience for all students.
Short-term Involvement Opportunities
As we design and plan specific projects and initiatives, we invite parents and community members to provide input through a variety of in-person and online formats.
Ongoing Program Committees and Advisory Councils
The district has ongoing committees and advisory councils where parent and community participants can provide input and insight. The level of commitment varies. Current groups include:
- Athletics Advisory Council
- Career and College Pathways Advisory Board
- Communication and Connections Advisory
- Community Education Advisory Council
- Community and Industry Roundtable
- Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment Advisory Council
- Early Childhood Advisory Council
- Family Engagement Groups
- Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee
- Native American Parent Advisory Committee
- Nutrition Services Advisory Committee
- Panther Foundation
- Parent Teacher Associations/Organizations (PTAs/PTOs)
- Spanish and Arabic Family Groups
- Special Education Advisory
Athletics Advisory Council
Career and College Pathways Advisory Board
Communication and Connections Advisory
Community Education Advisory Council
Community and Industry Roundtable
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment Advisory Council
Early Childhood Advisory Council
Family Engagement Groups
Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee
Native American Parent Advisory Committee
Nutrition Services Advisory Committee
Parent Teacher Associations/Organizations (PTAs/PTOs)
Spanish and Arabic Family Groups
Special Education Advisory
World’s Best Workforce Report
the World's Best Workforce (WBWF) plan for the State of Minnesota. Our work is focused on improving things we are already doing and also doing things differently through innovation. In this year's World's Best Work Force Report, we have included the following items to describe what we are doing to improve learning for each student:
- Our strategic plan sets the vision for our district
- Our annual District Operational Plan outlines annual projects to move us toward our vision
- Innovative, customized and digital learning practices that lead to student achievement
- Benchmarks that ensure each student graduates career and college ready
- Report to the School Board - Fall 2022
Achievement and Integration Plan
The purpose of the Achievement and Integration for Minnesota program is to pursue racial and economic integration, increase student achievement, create equitable educational opportunities, and reduce academic disparities based on students’ diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in Minnesota public schools.
Spring Lake Park Schools’ Achievement and Integration Plan includes the following goals:
- Spring Lake Park’s four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for students receiving free or reduced-price meals will increase from 68.1 percent for the Class of 2019 to 75 percent for the Class of 2022, increasing the overall district 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate.
- Spring Lake Park Schools will decrease racial and economic enrollment disparities in rigorous courses for free or reduced-price meals-eligible students from 3.4 percent in 2019 to 1.7 percent in 2023.
- Spring Lake Park Schools will increase the percentage of diverse and effective teachers from 12 percent in 2019-20 to 15 percent in 2022-23.
Strategies and Interventions
To achieve our goals, we are orchestrating specific work using learner profiles and personal learning maps, expanding access to career and college readiness programming and support, focusing on AVID strategies and leveraging student and family advocates. Learn more about each of these strategies and interventions.
- Learner profiles and personal learner maps
- Career and college readiness programming and support
- Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID)
- Student and family advocates