State Representative Jeff Howe attended Wednesday night’s school board meeting, Dec. 18, and presented Superintendent Tritabaugh the
certificate designating Kimball Elementary as an MDE Reward School. Superintendent Tritabaugh accepted this award on behalf of our District.
This recognition is only given to the State’s top 15 percent of Title I schools. Kimball Elementary was among only 128 schools in Minnesota who were chosen for this designation. This designation means Kimball Elementary represents one of the highest-performing schools. This program is part of Minnesota’s federal accountability program that replaces the No Child Left Behind program.
Schools are assigned a rating based on student growth and proficiency, making progress in reducing the achievement gap, and increasing graduation rates. This rating is then used to determine what type of designation, if any, the school receives. Because Kimball Elementary was designated as a Reward School, MDE may look to Kimball Elementary to learn what best practices they are using in their classrooms and share that information with schools across the state.
Minnesota State Representative Jeff Howe presented Superintendent John Tritabaugh the certificate designating Kimball elementary as an MDE Reward School. Submitted photo.