Realignment Priorities of Minot Public Schools, District #1, School Board

Written by: Joy-Nicole Smith

Realignment within a district can have a profound impact is on military connected students and families. Last week, the Minot Public Schools, District #1 surveyed and selected priorities for an upcoming district realignment.


In my attendance to this meeting, the following includes the realignment priorities from MPS School Board, District #1 which were ranked by each board member. Please reference the video in the comments for how each school board member ranked the priorities below.


As a note, this ranking does not include priorities or feedback from the Minot AFB, District #160, School Board.
Minot Public Schools, District #1 Realignment Priorities:

  1. Close Elementary Schools with enrollment under 100 students and reassign staff
  2. Close middle schools with enrollment under 300 students and reassign staff
  3. Realignment of intervention programs
  4. Reduce Secondary Elective Course Offerings
  5. Building Fund Levy
  6. District Office Realignment
  7. Reduce District Online Subscriptions/Licenses
  8. Realignment of K-12 Enrichment Programs
  9. Eliminate low impact extracurricular positions
  10. Eliminate eCare Services
  11. Other (Board/Building/Department Recommendations)

As this is a developing situation and process, the Minot AFB School Liaison Office will ensure all stakeholders are informed on upcoming school board meetings of MPS, District #1 School Board and Minot AFB, District #160 School Board meetings.
Lastly, stakeholder feedback is essential for our Minot AFB students and families.

If there are questions or concerns, please email MAFB.school.liaison@us.af.mil. In addition, reach out to Minot AFB , District #160 School Board Members at: https://www.minot.k12.nd.us/…/mafb-school-board-19b4c7df

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