This document was developed after gathering thousands of thoughts and ideas from people in Duluth. It voices shared values and beliefs regarding education and creates an ideal vision for our schools.
In a complex and ever-changing world, having a clear, focused community vision for our schools will be vital to our success.
This draft document is just the beginning. Once finalized, we’ll use the direction and ideals expressed to create a detailed action plan for ISD 709. This plan will be specific and measurable, with attainable goals and objectives. Our schools will also develop detailed plans which in turn will be used by teachers and staff.
In short, these guiding principles will impact our district, schools, classrooms and ultimately our community.
To review and reflect on the ideas expressed in the document and share your comments go to Think Kids at duluth.k12.mn.us. Many thanks to you and to everyone who participated in Think Kids and is contributing to this vision.
Note: Bill Gronseth is superintendent of Duluth Public Schools.