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School Board approves New Strategic Plan
On June 25, the Owatonna School Board officially approved the Owatonna Public School District's new strategic plan, which includes a new district mission, vision, core values and commitments.

Mission Statement
Inspiring Excellence. Every Learner, Every Day.

Vision Statement
Owatonna Public Schools inspires a community of learners with equitable access to high quality, innovative learning opportunities ensuring all students are college, career and life ready. 

Core Values
  • Build and Nurture Relationships
  • Growth Mindset
  • Challenge the Status Quo
  • 21st Century Learners who are: Collaborative, Creative, Critical Thinkers, Effective Communicators and Community Focused
  • Safe and Caring Community
  • Equity
  • High Quality Teaching and Learning
Superintendent Jeff Elstad stated, "I would like to personally thank all of the staff, students, community members and school board for their time and thoughtful input regarding the future of our school district. I am excited to put this plan into action and see how departments will align their work within the four commitments so we are Inspiring Excellence. Every Learner, Every Day."