Stakeholder Meetings

All states will be required to submit a new state plan to the U.S. Department of Education for the 2017-2018 school year. We are committed to maintaining open communication with districts, stakeholders, and the general public throughout the process of developing Minnesota’s new plan. One way is through holding large stakeholder meetings throughout the state and hosting Town Hall discussions on Twitter.

Past Meetings and Discussions

Regional Public Comment Meetings - August 2017
As part of the public comment period for the draft state plan, Commissioner Cassellius hosted a series of meetings throughout the state to share information on the plan, take input, questions and concerns.
August 15: St. Paul
August 16: Rochester
August 17: Mankato
August 21: Moorhead
August 22: Sartell
August 23: Duluth

Public Conversation on Well-Rounded Education - February 2017
On Saturday, February 25, we hosted a meeting in Brooklyn Center to bring together stakeholders around the topic of what it means for all Minnesota students to have an equitable, well-rounded education.

Regional Meetings - October and November 2016
We did a statewide tour and visited the following cities to engage with stakeholders throughout Minnesota to discuss our State Plan for Implementation:
October 5: Duluth
October 6: Bemidji
October 13: Marshall
October 14: Rochester
October 26: St. Cloud
November 3: Burnsville

Large Stakeholder Meeting - July 2016
Thank you to everyone who participated in our July 20 ESSA Stakeholder Discussion. We look forward to hosting more meetings this fall on the road, and we hope you will join us. If you missed the July 20 meeting, please see the ESSA Fact Sheet and the PowerPoint Presentation at the bottom of this page. Keep the conversation going #ESSAOutreachMN.

Twitter Town Hall - August 2016
In developing Minnesota's plan for ESSA, we used our Twitter account, @MnDeptEd and the hashtag #ESSAOutreachMN to have a conversation about school accountability and what makes for a well-rounded education. Visit our Twitter page to check out the great discussion.