Equity & Integration

Kevin Sheridan 
Educational Equity Coordinator

Every three years, school districts that participate in Minnesota’s Achievement and Integration program (AI) submit an AI plan to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). 

CLICK HERE to view the School District 197 Achievement & Integration Plan 2024-2026

The purpose of the AI program is to:  

  • Pursue racial and economic integration 
  • Increase student achievement
  • Create equitable educational opportunities
  • Reduce academic disparities based on students' diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds in participating schools and districts 

The process for developing the plan is built around four research-based concepts, referred to here as equity criteria. The following equity criteria provide an equity lens, center student needs, and are intentionally used to steer the planning process: 

  • Access 
  • Representation 
  • Participation 
  • Outcomes 

Supported Programs from the FY 2020-2023 Achievement and Integration Plan: