Site-gov Agreement

In 2009, with support from Education|Evolving and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers the Minnesota Legislature passed the Site-Governed Schools law, allowing for the creation of schools inside districts that enjoy the same autonomy and exemption from state regulation as chartered schools. San Francisco Community School has similar autonomy through their Small School By Design agreement with San Francisco Unified School District. In Los Angeles, the Woodland Hills Academy has been operating under the similarly organized Expanded School-Based Management Model.

Schools with this arrangement

Bancroft Elementary School

Bancroft Elementary provides all students with an excellent academic foundation as creative and critical thinkers who are empowered to act responsibly with respect for self, community, and the world. Bancroft fosters: An environment where learning is active. Students are engaged in authentic inquiry based, hands-on learning. A community of learners. We value collaboration, culture, equity, and social interaction between staff …

Athens Community School

Athens Community School is a small rural K-8 school that transitioned to teacher-powered in 2015.

San Francisco Community School

SFCS is a Small School By Design in which teachers make learning interesting through science-based, challenge-driven projects. Students experience a strong sense of community because they are in multi-age classrooms, they participate in daily class meetings, schoolwide conflict resolution, and a strong and unified adult culture. SFCS prioritizes personalized learning and relationships.

Pierre Bottineau French Immersion School

Pierre Bottineau French Immersion School will support and engage ALL students in a rigorous, balanced French immersion curriculum and ensure all students will strive to meet or exceed Minnesota state standards. PBFI Students will: Have a rigorous academic education in all subject areas Gain an international, global perspective Develop literacy in French and English Develop cultural competence, and appreciation for …

Woodland Hills Academy

Provide a positive, student centered environment in which all students will develop academic, social, emotional, and practical skills and attitudes in order to enable them to be lifelong learners and productive, responsible citizens in a diverse society. Woodland Hills proposes to allocate financial and staffing resources to create a school where all students are actively engaged, instructional programs are supported, …