The Minnesota Department of Education works through partnerships to ensure that students have safe school climates in which to learn and that schools and communities have the information and resources they need to create and maintain safe schools that nurture healthy development.
School climate includes an expectation that all students and staff are treated with respect, caring connections are established between all students and adults in the building and that students will share concerns about school safety, and that adults will take those concerns seriously.
Each Minnesota school district must adopt a district crisis management policy. The policy must include an individual district's plan to respond to potential crisis situations such as natural disasters, hazardous materials, weapons in schools, etc. The policy should include contact persons and their phone numbers, and be reviewed by school personnel in each building. View MDE's Model Policy page for a sample crisis management policy.
Regional Leadership Summits Filling Up Fast!
Aligning systems, through postsecondary partnerships, for student success. You are invited to assemble a secondary or postsecondary team to deepen our common understandings of newly-enacted legislation and to explore opportunities for new or expanded partnerships between our E-12 and postsecondary systems that will better prepare our continuum of learners to be career and college-ready. Spots still available in Brainerd and Rochester! An additional summit is being hosted in Marshall on Jan. 15th. Register by Jan. 10. If you registered for Rochester summit and want to switch to Marshall location, contact Jessica Espinosa.