Safe in Our Schools
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:30 AM





Safe in Our Schools is a new engagement initiative of the Minneapolis Public Schools intended to help us learn and better understand what strategies will increase safety and create a more welcoming school environment. Our goal is to work together to foster a school community that supports all students, families, community members and staff.

Below are important opportunities for parents to become involved. To ensure that all voices are heard, we are scheduling focus groups to hear directly from various stakeholders, including parents, on how we can better maintain a safe and welcoming environment. If you’re interested in participating in one of the focus groups, please register below:


●     Somali registration:
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Anishinabe

●     Hmong Registration:
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6 – 8 p.m. at Davis Center Rm: N1 – 051

●     African American Registration:
Thursday, Jan. 5, 6 – 8 p.m. at Davis Center Rm: N5-083

●     Spanish registration:
Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 – 8 p.m. at Whittier International School

●     American Indian registration:
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5:30-8 p.m. at Anishinabe

●     LGBTQ registration:
Monday, Dec. 5, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Davis Center Rm: S1-433

●     Special Education registration:
Monday, Dec. 5, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Davis Center Rm: N5-064

●     Parent/community (at-large) registration:
Monday, Dec. 5, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Davis Center Rm: S1-435 and the assembly room


Space is limited for the focus groups, please register early so we can accommodate you. If you are unable to make it, please know that your voice matters. We have developed language specific surveys below to gather your input:


●     English:

●     Somali:

●     Hmong:

●     Spanish:


We appreciate your willingness to share in this exciting engagement initiative.
If you have questions or want to learn more about efforts to improve school climate and safety at MPS, please visit the OSS website at or call 612.668.0177.

Michael Thomas
Chief of Academics, Leadership & Learning

Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson
Director of Family & Partnerships