World's Best Workforce

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.

The World's Best Workforce Committee meets three times throughout the school year. We will meet from 5:30p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you would like to join the committee please contact Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Secretary: evie.swanson@byron.k12.mn.us

Meeting Dates:

    • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (agenda) at Byron High School (Media Center)
    • Thursday, January 24, 2019 (agenda) at Byron High School (Multi-Purpose Room)
    • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (agenda) at Byron Intermediate (Room 415 - D Wing)



The School board is to develop a plan to support and improve teaching and learning that is aligned to the World’s Best Work Force and includes:

            • Clearly defined student achievement goals and benchmarks (Critical ELO's)
            • Process to evaluate each student’s progress toward meeting the state and local academic standards (MAP, MCA, MTSS, etc)
            • A system to review and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction and curriculum (Marzano Teacher Evaluation)
            • Practices that integrate high-quality instruction, rigorous curriculum, instructional technology, and a collaborative professional culture that support teacher quality, performance and effectiveness (District Walkthroughs, PLC's, Staff Development)
            • Evidence-based strategies for improving curriculum, instruction and student achievement (District Walkthroughs, MTSS)
            • An annual budget for continuation of district plan implementation (Curriculum and Staff Development Budgets)

Students are more likely to reach this goal if they/we:

            • 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.

In order to create the World’s Best Workforce, it is imperative that academic achievement gaps are closed among all racial and ethnic groups of students and between students living in poverty and not living in poverty as well as for English language learners and non-English language learners and for students who receive or do not receive special education.

This comprehensive strategic focus is intended to serve as the foundation of our work as we align our educational initiatives. We strive to meet the demands of the 21st century learner from pre-kindergarten to post high school graduation. The flowchart below details how our plan is organized.

ESSA - Every Student Succeeds Act

ESSA 2018