Welcome to the Minneota Public School District's website. I know this will serve as a powerful communication tool for students, staff, parents, and the community. 2021-2022 is my fourteenth year in Minneota, and I am proud to serve as the Superintendent of Schools!
The staff at Minneota Schools works extremely hard to provide your child with a first-class education. Nine years ago, Minneota approved a new strategic plan that focused on improving student achievement. According to the results of the 2021 MCA scores, our district ranks in the top 5% in our region. We also provide top-notch opportunities in the fine arts, athletics, and non-Minnesota High School League activities; we are one of the smallest school districts in the state to offer robotics, and our FFA and speech programs have grown immensely over the past few years. Our student participation rate in after-school activities exceeds 70%.
The past few years have been a challenge for all our staff, students, parents and community during the pandemic. We have worked hard to provide the needed support to our students to provide them with a high-quality education, no matter the learning model. Since we have a one-on-to-one device program, we are able to ensure all students have the learning tools they need during these very difficult times.
Our school board and residents are committed to keeping the facilities up-to-date and modern. During the summer of 2015, a new entrance was built to help provide a safer way for people to enter the building. In 2016, new air handlers were installed to help provide better air quality throughout the building. Other areas renovated in 2016 include a new concession stand, new high school bathrooms on the main floor, remodeled bathrooms on the second floor, outside landscaping, new LED lights, and new cabinets/sinks in the FACS room.
On August 22, 2017, the Minneota School District held a 5.5 million dollar bond election to replace the asbestos tile floors, construct new elementary bathrooms, re-do the varsity locker rooms and add a new visitor’s locker room, add additional LED lights, replace the windows to provide more efficiency, update air handlers, expand the classroom space for the kindergarten/preschool rooms along with the FACS room, and improve the outside aesthetics to the elementary school. This vote passed 424 to 251. We were excited to receive so much support from the community to make these necessary improvements! In 2021 the community passed a $500,000.00 per year technology levy to keep our technology strong and continue to provide new opportunities in the career and tech field.
I am positive you will find our highly qualified staff friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help our students achieve their goals. Honestly, I cannot think of a better place to have your child receive his/her education! If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call me at 507-872-6532. You can also follow me on Twitter @deitte. And remember, it's always a GREAT day to be a Minneota Viking!
Superintendent of Schools