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  • Minnesota Public School Funding and ISD 518 Funds Information

    Public School FundingAuthored by Linden Olson, Treasurer of ISD 518 School BoardPublic school funding in MN is extremely complex. For example, the MN Department of Education’s booklet explaining school funding is over 80 pages long. Trying to understand it can make your eyes glaze over and your mind go numb.   Read More...

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    MSBA Award

        Mr. Linden Olson was recognized for his 7 years of service on the Minnesota School Board Association board.   Read More...

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Mission Statement, Vision Statement and District Goals

Mission Statement

Educational Excellence for All Learners to be Successful Citizens in the Future
“Excellence in Action”

Vision Statement

District 518 is a leader in Southwest Minnesota and in the State of Minnesota that provides educational opportunities for all students to be productive global citizens and successful lifelong learners. District 518 will capitalize on opportunities that will lead to student success in school, the region, the state and the world through strong educational programming that meets the goals of the World’s Best Work Force.

District 518 will increase student achievement:

GOAL 1:

All Children Ready for Kindergarten: The percentage of children who participate in the district preschool program will increase in kindergarten readiness from 75% to 80% as measured by earning a score of 52 or more on Kindergarten Entry Profile tool. 

GOAL 2:

100% of students will read at grade level by grade 3 as determined by earning a proficiency score on the Reading MCAs.

GOAL 3:

Part A: Reading: The reading proficiency achievement gap will be reduced in half for each student group by 2023 as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Reading Assessment.

Part B: Math: The math proficiency achievement gap will be reduced in half for each student group by 2023 as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Math Assessment.

GOAL 4:

The percentage of students in Worthington School District who are college and career ready will increase from 75% - 80%, as measured by having career goals/pathway plan in a written format, completing a career assessment, and having a 90% or higher attendance rate (MDE data), and meeting all graduation requirements.

GOAL 5:

The percentage of student graduates in the Worthington School District will increase from 78.9% to 85% (7-year), as measured by MDE graduation data.