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Contract between chartered school board and teacher professional partnership

EdVisions Cooperative, established in 1994, is a teacher professional partnership that enters into contracts with chartered school boards. It does so across the state of Minnesota, accepting accountability for school success in exchange for its teacher-members’ authority to make decisions about the school.

With their authority the teachers determine curriculum, set the budget, choose the level of technology available to students, determine their own salaries, select their colleagues, monitor performance, and sometimes hire administrators to work for them. Each school board transfers a lump-sum to EdVisions Cooperative to carry out the contract, and expects that EdVisions will provide and oversee a site team of teachers that will carry out the EdVisions model, including project-based learning, there.

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Schools With This Arrangement

Kato Public Charter School

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