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Comprehensive District Design

Comprehensive District Design

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What is it

The Comprehensive District Design examines and makes recommendations on how MPS educates students, how the school system works to meet the needs of underserved populations and how we ensure resources are available to meet our goals.

Why is it needed? 

MPS’s current  structure deprives a significant number of students — especially students of color and low-income students — of a well-rounded education.  Learn more here.

What does it have the potential to do? 

  • Eliminate longstanding policies and practices that disadvantage students of color and low-income students. Learn more here
  • Ensure MPS follows new federal law about student access to effective teaching
  • Increase achievement through more equitable access to rigorous and relevant coursework

When will it happen? 

  • April 2020 — Board will vote on major parts of the design
  • 2021 and 2022 school years — Changes in recommended school pathways or boundaries unless urgently required before this time

How can I be involved? 

  • Attend community meetings planned for January and February 2020 
  • Attend, livestream or watch recordings of Board meetings 
  • Send feedback via the link below
  • Talk to your school principal 
  • Request a CDD info session for your school or organization