FRIDLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS – ISD 14
District Address: 6000 West Moore Lake Drive, Fridley, MN 55432
District Website: https://www.fridleyschools.org/
Qualifications: Hold, or be eligible to hold by July 1, 2023, licensure as a superintendent in Minnesota. Experience
as a superintendent, district administrator or principal is preferred. Demonstrate a strong commitment to student
learning and success, staff learning and development and building community partnerships.
Compensation Offered: Regionally competitive
Communities Served: District 14 serves the City of Fridley, the broader community included in our membership
with the Northwest Suburban Integration School District, and a sizeable population of open enrolled students and
Consultants Assisting the Board: School Exec Connect: Dr. David Clough (847-644-5556) and Lisa Anderson (952-
210-9865) Dr. Bob Ostlund (612-308-8997)
District Highlights and Accomplishments:
- As a world class community of learners, Fridley Public Schools aims to develop internationally minded students. We challenge ourselves, our students, and our community to become caring and knowledgeable lifelong learners who inquire and take action to create a better world. Our mission is to guide students in the development of learning skills to help them reach their full potential.
- Core Values
- To be life-long learners
- To care for others
- To develop an educational foundation for students
- To be prepared to thrive in a diverse, changing society
- To develop high skill levels
- To be adaptable
- Academics and Student Achievement
- The first and only school district in the state of Minnesota to provide full International Baccalaureate Programme Continuum (PYP, MYP, DP and CP) to all students in prekindergarten through grade 12.
- Early learning programs covering screening, parent education, preschool and early interventions.
- Reading intervention specialists grades K-10.
- Strong technology support for students and staff with a dedicated IT team.
- AVID elective and schoolwide support for secondary schools.
- Career and Technical Education Advisory that meets with local community and business partners.
- We provide all students in grades K-12 Chromebook for learning (1:1 technology).
- Fridley High School’s graduation rate exceeds the state average.
- Fridley Public Schools’ Black/African American, Asian, free/reduced-price lunch, and special education student groups’ graduation rates exceed the state average.
- A comprehensive area learning center program which includes a high school, middle school, and targeted services supporting students during the school year, and summer Transition program that supports students continuing learning and building life skills for young adults (18-21 years) with disabilities.
- Athletics – Football Section Champs six of the last eight years, State Champion Long Jumper in Track & Field, consistently have state participants in Wrestling, Swimming & Diving and Tennis.
- Districtwide (K-12) Fine Arts (choir, band, pep band, jazz band, musicals, show choir, strong Speech team with individual state participants.
- Clubs & Organizations – Nationally recognized Key Club, very active Robotics Team, Minnesota Honor Society, 25+ active clubs at FHS.
- Extra-curricular activities at FMS including musicals, clubs, sports teams, and Builders Club.
- November 2015 – completed a successful bond referendum ($27,500,000) for improvement and maintenance, safety updates, and associated technology updates across all district facilities
- November 2020 – passed a capital project levy renewal to fund deferred maintenance and renovations, and technology infrastructure and devices
- District operating budget: $54,794,216
- Fiscally responsible management, with an (audited) unassigned general fund balance of 8.6% in FY 22
- Average daily membership of 2,769 in 2022
- Active and robust budget management practices, with continual monitoring and review to identify opportunities for efficiency
- Cash flow stability due to systematic receipt/expenditure analysis, regular monitoring of spending, and active management of investments to maximize returns
- Strong established business and human resources practices and procedures leading to no state or federal compliance issues
- Fridley Public Schools is proud to have strong support from the community in many ways, including through the Fridley Schools Foundation.
- We were one of the first districts in the state to have a board-approved equity statement: Fridley Public Schools is committed to creating a welcoming, respectful environment that provides an equitable and inclusive education for each student, staff and community member by ensuring that opportunities, access, and resources are aligned to support the growth and academic achievement of each student.
- Fridley Public Schools collectively acknowledges that Minnesota is located on the traditional, ancestral, contemporary, and occupied lands of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe and Dakota Oyate Indigenous peoples. We make this acknowledgement to honor and respect the Dakota Oyate and Ojibwe Anishinaabe people, the original stewards of lands and waters, their ancestors, descendants, traditions as well as the land itself. We have a moral responsibility to advocate and be in alliance with our Indigenous communities as we continue our equity and inclusion journey.
Student Population: 2866
- Fridley Community Center Pre-K (3YO/4YO)
- Stevenson Elementary K-4
- Hayes Elementary K-4
- Fridley Middle School Grades 5-8
- Fridley High School Grades 9-12
- Fridley Moore Lake Alternative Learning Center (ALC) Grades 10-12
- Fridley has positive and synergetic relationships with all bargaining groups.
- Fridley Education Association (FEA) – Teachers
- Fridley Association of School Administrators (FASA) – Principals
- Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 284 – Clerical, Media Clerk, Health Assistants and Technology Assistants, Nutritional Services, Paraeducators
- Education Minnesota Fridley Custodians (AFL-CIO) – Custodians
Contract Status: FEA, FASA, SEIU and AFL-CIO settled for 2021-23.
Search Calendar: (The board reserves the right to modify all dates)
- Applications Accepted Through April 28, 2023
- Selected Candidates taken to the Board on May 2, 2023
- First Round Interviews on May 3-4, 2023
- Finalist Interviews on May 8-10, 2023
- Position Begins on July 1, 2023
- Interested candidates can apply and submit the required credentials through
- Candidates will be asked to complete the online application and present a cover letter, resume, copies of
graduate transcripts, proof of certification and letters of reference.