Saint Paul Public schools, like just about every school district in the US, is in a bit of trouble. Budget cuts, declining enrollment, and the K-12 funding “delay” in Minnesota are all taking their toll. They’re responded with a plan called “Schools at the Heart of the community” that addresses this and a lot more of their lingering problems all in one grand strategic plan.
Does this plan work? I think it does. There are a few questions and suggestions that I have outstanding, but overall this shows what a dedicated group of public servants can do under extraordinary circumstances. They also appear to be listening to the public as they shop this plan around, meaning it will probably only get better. I’m impressed and I want to add what I can to both the thanks and the suggestions.