WBW MN Legislation

Minnesota schools strive to provide the best educational opportunities for all children. Providing an education to Minnesota youth that leads to creating the world’s best workforce is a goal that must be addressed early on in every child’s life. 

This legislation mandates that districts will develop goals to address identified issues locally. The comprehensive strategic plan that districts create under this legislation is intended to serve as a foundational document to align district educational initiatives from pre-kindergarten to post high school graduation and can serve as a blueprint to create a quality workforce equipped with skills for the 21st Century. The plan is to be developed with involvement and input from district stakeholders including administrators, Board members, teachers, parents, students, business leaders, and community members.


Students are more likely to reach this goal if they:
  • are ready for school upon entering kindergarten;
  • achieve grade level literacy by grade three;
  • close the achievement gap between all racial and ethnic groups and between students living in poverty and students not living in poverty;
  • attain career and college readiness before graduating from high school;
  • graduate from high school.