We know you’re facing many challenges on your school board in today’s hyperpolarized environment, with many controversial topics related to public education.
While there is no single road map that will work for all schools in Minnesota, we have developed some tools, tips, and suggestions to help keep your district focused on excellent student outcomes in “A Guide for Divisive Times: A Guide to Help School Board Members Advance Student Achievement in Hyperpolarized Environments.”
These resources were developed to help you navigate today’s challenging environment so you can stay focused on the important work you were elected to do by your communities — namely improving student achievement so our state has the productive informed citizens it needs for the future.
To be clear, these resources were not created to cause further division in your communities or to advance a particular agenda or point of view. Rather, these tips and strategies are focused on what unites us — our commitment to ensuring all students are treated with dignity and respect and provided the opportunity to succeed in school and in life.
Our goal is simple: Help you communicate your role and provide specific strategies to help advance your district’s mission, even when the conversations are difficult.
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