Superintendent Joe Gothard talked with hundreds of students, parents, staff members and community members over this past year, which was his first with Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
He asked them about opportunities for students and also challenges facing the district. Their feedback is now helping shape Vision One91, a plan to ensure the district delivers on its mission of “Each Student Real-World Ready.”
Vision One91 is still evolving but may include adding space to Burnsville High School (BHS) so that it can serve students in grades 9-12 with a comprehensive four-year focus on college and career readiness. Right now, District 191 is one of only a few metro school districts where 9th grade students are not part of the high school.
Other elements being considered as part of Vision One91 include technology upgrades for classrooms, increased security at schools, additional physical education and activities space at BHS, expanding early childhood programming and consolidating administrative offices.
Community members are invited to learn about Vision One91 and give feedback at two upcoming meetings:
- 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the PAC at Eagle Ridge Junior High School, 13955 Glendale Road, Savage.
- 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Senior Campus Commons, Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville.
For ongoing information and to provide feedback, please go to the district website at www.isd191.org/vision191.