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MPS is known by our community as welcoming, responsive, and connected

Goal Strategies

  1. Fully implement the climate framework to ensure all district staff, parents, and students feel heard, valued and respected. 
  2. Utilize district equity competencies to inform district hiring and retention practices, professional development opportunities, and professional support systems.  
  3. Provide consistent opportunities for youth, parents and community members to provide feedback on district policies and practices. 
  4. Ensure student placement practices support integrated learning opportunities, and increased enrollment and retention 
  5. Support community partnerships to enhance student experiences and learning opportunities.

*The bolded strategy has been prioritized by the MPS School Board. While the distrct is working on implementing all of the stratetgies, a select few have been deemed a priority. These prioritized stategies will be highlighted during School Board meetings and the Strategic Plan team will provide more frequent progress updates during the course of the Strategic Plan.

Prioritized Strategy Progress Update (Dec 2023)

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Strategy 4.1: Fully implement the climate framework to ensure all district staff, parents, and students feel heard, valued and respected.


  • August professional development for Principals/APs, district department, and new staff uplifting MPS Climate Framework
  • Development of trainings and protocols to address Hate and Bias within MPS

Ongoing Work

  • Administer Cultivate Survey twice each year to gather student feedback on climate
  • Establish school equity and school climate teams at sites 
  • Intentional inclusive school and community engagement opportunities to ensure all families feel welcomed, valued, and belong in MPS

Upcoming Work

  • Provide training for school and district staff on strategies to address incidents of hate and bias and reporting
  • Develop tools for gathering staff and caregiver feedback to support measurement of climate at the school level
  • MPS staff will receive training on the components of the climate framework, as well their roles in increasing positive climate at their site or in their role