Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District

Northeast Metro 916
2020-21 Annual Report

Mission statement:

Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District responds to the unique needs of students, educators, and school districts with innovation, quality, and trusted experience.

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT PROFILE

Northeast Metro 916 is one of four intermediate school districts in Minnesota, offering specialized and shared programming that includes career and technical education, special education services, area learning centers and care & treatment. Through the sharing of resources, talent and ideas, Northeast Metro 916 provides cost-effective, expert and reliable services to 14 member school districts and the students and families we collectively support.

 

 

 

50+ YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

A bill was signed by Governor LeVander on May 27, 1969, enabling six school districts to form a new intermediate district for vocational education as well as for personnel, instructional and administrative services. The district was named Special Intermediate School District 916, and the rest is history. This is who we are.

MEMBER DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Centennial: Kathy Timm/Tom Knisley 
  • Columbia Heights: Laura Palmer
  • Fridley: Avonna Starck
  • St Francis: Amy Kelly 
  • Spring Lake Park: Marilynn Forsberg
  • St Anthony/New Brighton: Barry Kinsey
  • Mounds View: Marre Jo Sage
  • North St Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale: Michelle Yener
  • Roseville: Frank Shaw
  • White Bear Lake: Kim Chapman
  • Forest Lake: Jill Olson/Alex Keto 
  • Mahtomedi: Kevin Donovan
  • South Wash: Katie Schwartz
  • Stillwater: Sarah Stivland/Katie Hockert 
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5,007 TOTAL STUDENTS

The number of students indicated in this report reflect a duplicated headcount, meaning that if a student un-enrolls and re-enrolls during the same school year, they are counted twice. We represent the data this way because it more accurately represents the staff time, funding and resources required to run our programs.

Total student count includes the programs listed below, as well as 243 students for Extended School Year (ESY), and 274 students in our credit recovery programs.

Area Learning Centers
1,884

Career & Tech Center
976

Special
Education

671

Care and Treatment
343

In Home
Districts

504

20 TOTAL PROGRAMS

Early Childhood
2

Elementary
2

Secondary
8

Ages 18-21
2

Care & Treatment
3

Other
3

698 TOTAL STAFF

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PROVIDE DIRECT STUDENT SUPPORT

Northeast Metro 916 employs a high staff to student ratio in some programs, with a large number of teachers and education assistants, as well as other licensed positions such as social workers, licensed school nurses and more.

INVESTING IN STAFF

Since 2015, Northeast Metro 916 in partnership with the University of Minnesota has offered a pathway to licensure program for EAs to obtain a master’s degree and teaching license in the area of emotional/behavior disorders (EBD).

In 2020, we continued a partnership with the University of St. Thomas to offer a similar program for paraprofessionals and EAs who wish to pursue a master's degree as well as an Academic and Behavioral Strategist (ABS) teaching license with a focus on autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Pathway-Graduates

FINANCE

Intermediate districts operate on a fee-for-service basis. Revenue to fund student services is generated by tuition billing. The majority of district expenditures consists of salaries and benefits with budgets in specialized programs consisting of 89% staffing costs.

The information provided below is preliminary and is subject to change at the conclusion of our annual audit.

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Area Learning Centers (ALCs)