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Kato Public Charter School

Updated May 2, 2016
110 North Sixth Street - Mankato MN - 56001
Type of autonomy arrangement: charter-tpp contract
Basic Profile

Opened In

2000

Grades

6 through 12

Environment

Suburban

Type

Chartered
Autonomies
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure
The school's board contracts with EdVisions Coop, which delegates authority granted in the contract to a site team of teachers at the school.

About the Learning Program

Kato Public Charter School continues to strive to give students a strong, performance-based education closely related to real-life experiences. Like other charter schools, Kato Public Charter School provides choice for parents and students within the public school system. Students must meet all graduation requirements set by the State of Minnesota to receive a high school diploma. This includes mastery of the Minnesota standards and mandatory standardized tests. Kato Public Charter School has additional graduation requirements, including community service, presentations, and completion of a senior project