for working side by side with program staff in coordinating the development and implementation of the Superintendent's major policy initiatives. Our partners include legislators, school districts, parents, educators, the Governor, other state agencies, and education groups across the state.
Supports for Students with Disabilities
Create a new funding model for serving students with disabilities using
a tiered multiplier, which will target funds to individual student needs
and promote inclusionary practices.
Equitably Fund our Schools
- Allow school bonds to pass using a simple majority, as opposed
to a 60% supermajority.
- Restore school districts’ local levy authority to 22% of the
district’s prior school year revenue.
- Use balanced revenue to ensure funding is more equitable.
- Provide access to new funding for school districts with aging
schools in need of repairs.
- Revise the outdated funding model for institutional education
programs so students can be set up for successful transitions.
More Supports for our Educators
- Increase supports for new principals and educational staff
- Enhance mentoring assistance for teachers who are new or who
teach students with disabilities.
- Provide more professional development days for topics including
race, equity, inclusion, social-emotional learning, and mental
Build a 21st Century Education System
- Support dual language learning by expanding grant funding,
providing incentives to bilingual educators, and recognizing
- Establish a pilot program for school districts to expand student
learning beyond the traditional school day or school year.
Ensure Students are Safe and Supported
- Increase essential support staff like nurses, counselors, and
family and community engagement coordinators.
- Create regional school safety centers and a coordinated suicide
prevention and behavioral health system to provide supports to
- Increase funding for the School Nurse Corps to meet the nursing
demands of small schools.
Provide Multiple Pathways to Graduation
- Increase career and technical education (CTE) course equivalencies so students have flexibility in meeting credit requirements on a path aligned with their post-secondary goals.
- Expand access to CTE programs by tearing down systemic and
- Increase access to dual credit courses, where students earn high
school and college credit at the same time, for students
- Provide multiple pathways to a meaningful diploma serving each
student and their goals after high school.
Increase Access to Sexual Health Education
- Require inclusive, medically accurate, and appropriate comprehensive sexual health education in public schools.
“Our students deserve an education system that does not allow
opportunity gaps to persist. That can only happen if our system provides
equitable opportunities and individual learning pathways for each
–Superintendent Chris Reykdal