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Feb 11th

Minneapolis Public Schools seek dedicated community members for new North High Redesign Advisory Committee

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Minneapolis Public Schools is now seeking eight dedicated community members for a strong, committed advisory committee that will inform and guide consulting firm Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) as it works to redesign the academic program at North High School for fall 2012.

The creation of an advisory committee is the next step in the redesign process for North High School. The advisory committee will be comprised of thirteen total members, including the following MPS leaders:

•    Mark Bonine, Associate Superintendent
•    Eric Molho, Director of School Improvement
•    Scott Redd, Executive Director of Family and Community Engagement
•    Maggie Sullivan, Director of Strategic Planning
•    Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, ex-officio committee member

MPS and ISA will select an additional eight members for the advisory committee of the North High School community by April 12 with the goal of establishing a high-functioning team representative of the rich diversity in the surrounding neighborhoods dedicated to the future of North High School.

Community member selection will be based on the following criteria:
•    Commitment to North High and/or the North Minneapolis community
•    Dedication to the future performance of North High as it serves students and the community
•    Ability to work with people of diverse experiences, backgrounds and ideas
•    Commitment to listening to and communicating with numerous community and school stakeholders about the vision for North High and the design process

The interview team that selected the redesign consultant will select four members through an application process. Anyone interested in participating in the North High Redesign Advisory Committee should apply by completing a one-page application and submitting it to the MPS Office of Family and Community Engagement, 807 NE Broadway St. Room 111, Minneapolis, MN 55413 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , by Monday, April 11.

The remaining four slots on the Advisory Committee will be filled at a public meeting on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at North Commons, 1701 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis. Any applicant not selected by the interview team and additional applicants will have the opportunity to be elected by those present at the meeting to serve on the advisory committee at the meeting.

The first advisory committee meeting is scheduled to take place on April 20. With questions regarding the North High Redesign Advisory Committee or the selection process, contact Eric Molho, MPS Director of School Improvement, at 612.668.0549 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

View the application for the North High Redesign Advisory Committee.


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