Envision public schools in a whole new light
Community Partnership Schools offer an opportunity for change. They allow schools to determine how they spend their money, make their schedule, hire new teachers, design their instructional program and develop partnerships within their community. Community Partnership Schools design, plan and implement an overall strategy for their school with the support of the Office of New Schools and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers. Learn how your school can become a Community Partnership School school here.
Community Partnership Schools are innovative, site-based educational models that utilize increased autonomy, accountability and partnerships to meet the unique needs of their school communities and accelerate student achievement. Out of a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Minneapolis Public Schools, a Memorandum of Agreement was established to create a process for schools to become Community Partnership Schools in 2014. In the spring of 2015, the first cohort of four Community Partnership Schools was approved by the Board of Directors. Two additional schools were approved by the board in spring 2016. Another group of schools are currently in the design phase to become Community Partnership Schools.
Learn what the first cohort of Community Partnership schools are doing at their sites:
Letter of Interest
Frequently Asked Questions
Memorandum of Agreement