What is the District Leadership Team?
The District Leadership Team is designed to involve parents or guardians and community members in decisions regarding implementation of the Minnesota Academic Standards and high academic achievement for all students. The role of the team is to provide input and advice by making recommendations. The members of the District Leadership Team include a mix of school staff and community members and/or parents.
The following may be addressed by the District Leadership Team:
Scope of Responsibility: ADVISE Level of Authority: MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS
To review the information and provide recommendations regarding the development of the Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement. Staff development reports to the School Board via board representation and the Director of Educational Services.
To provide input to curriculum committees and the school board regarding implementation of local graduation requirements, K-12 curriculum, assessment, student learning opportunities, and other related issues.
To provide feedback to district committees on draft curriculum documents for parents.
To review district assessment results including the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments and the NWEA Measurements of Academic Progress.
Consensus is not necessary as the team is advisory, not a decision making group.
Serve as a forum for the expression of concerns and recommendations pertaining to the education of students.
Support and encourage involvement of families of learners in their school and educational programs.
The District Leadership Team shall consist of 16 committee members: the Superintendent, Director of Educational Services, three parent representatives (1 parent from each site), 1 early childhood representative, 2 elementary teachers, 1 middle school teacher, 1 high school teacher, 2 special education teachers (1 elementary and 1 secondary), elementary principal, middle school principal, high school principal, and a school board member.
Terms of Office
Committee members will serve a two-year term and may serve a total of three terms. Parent representatives must have a child at the school they represent.
In order to promote cohesiveness and enable all members of the team to be part of an informed decision-making process, members are encouraged to attend each of the team meetings. A committee member who misses three meetings will be contacted by the Director of Educational Services to determine if they are still interested in committee membership.
If a member is unable to attend a committee meeting, it is expected that they contact the Director of Educational Services at 218-746-2145 before 4:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
In case of inclement weather, a meeting may be cancelled. Every effort will be made to contact team members via a phone call and/or email to alert them to the cancellation.
Discussion and Information Sharing
In order to facilitate discussion among all committee members, all members will be asked to limit their comments so as not to prohibit others from speaking. Agendas will be timed so that meetings can be efficient and end on time. If a particular agenda item requires more discussion or more information is needed to make an informed decision, an agenda item may be carried over to the next meeting.
How Do I Become A District Leadership Team Member?
Members of the District Leadership Team are recruited when seats are available through announcements in district publications and the ISD 116’s website. If you are interested in becoming a District Leadership Team member, please contact Superintendent Mike Malmberg at email@example.com.
District Leadership Team Application