Our Strategic Plan

  • In June of 2019, the district developed a new mission, vision, and core values which guides the work we do today. In conjunction with our district identity rebrand, we launched the current strategic plan in January 2020. The three actionable goals for the 2022-2023 school year include:

    1. Create intentional work related to school safety, climate, and culture to bring about systemic change and further our work to build systems that are steeped in justice-centered, anti-oppressive practices. 

    2. Redesign every student’s learning experience by focusing on developing critical literacy and STEAM programming, and supporting student achievement and growth.

    3. Bring racial and social justice “Front and Center” by increasing trust, transparency, and collaboration throughout our organization through increased family engagement practices and data collection and reflection.

    Click here to read about the goals for the 2022-2023 school year. (Haga clic aquí para leer en Español.)

    Click here to read the Mid-Year Strategic Plan Update (February 13, 2023)


What we believe

  • Our Mission, Vision and Values communicate not only our aspirations, but give voice to the heart behind all action in our district. Our words are intentional — we unabashedly and unequivocally put students at the center.

  • Our Mission

    To become a justice-centered school community who fuels the unique genius of each student. 


    Vision Statement

    Brooklyn Center Community Schools endeavors to be a collective who demonstrates passion, pride and perseverance. 

    We will fiercely lead the way in justice-centered education, striving against the permanence of racism and oppressive systems while embracing a future where our diversity fuels learning. 

    With every breath in our bodies, every ounce of influence we possess, and through every challenge, we stand front and center with the young people we love and serve. 


    Land Acknowledgement

    Brooklyn Center Community Schools acknowledges that we occupy the unceded ancestral and contemporary lands of the Dakota people. We also recognize the Anishinaabeg/Ojibwe whose lands were colonized by the United States and are currently occupied by the State of Minnesota. Our community sits upriver from Bdoté, the place where two rivers meet and most importantly, the center of Dakota spirituality and history. We commit to the work of being a justice-centered school community. Together, we will work to decolonize our minds and spaces, and to be good stewards to Mni Sota Makoce and good relatives to each other. 


    Click here to view a one-pager of our mission, vision and core values.

    Haga clic aquí para Español.


  • BCCS Core Values

    Written on a foundation of student voice, our district core values communicate the culture and character of Brooklyn Center Community Schools.

  • We stand front and center

  • We demonstrate passion, pride and perseverance

  • We acknowledge and disrupt oppressive systems

  • Our diversity fuels learning

  • We fiercely lead in justice-centered education