Schools must welcome, respect families
Every child who enters our school doors is an individual with a unique set of life experiences, talents, skills and challenges. I strongly believe that every child deserves our fullest and most intentional support in helping him or her achieve success in school, as well as in life. To do this, our schools must be places where all children feel and believe their surroundings are safe, welcoming and supportive.
Ensuring that our families feel included, welcomed and respected when they enter our buildings is equally as important. Minneapolis Public Schools is committed to providing excellent service to our students, families and visitors through every interaction. A friendly voice on the phone, a warm welcome in the school office and a hospitable environment help individuals continue to have positive connections with our schools. This commitment to inclusion of the diverse families that we serve must permeate every level of our organization.