|The Northwest Suburban Integration School District #6078 (NWSISD) was created in 2001 in response to the State of Minnesota’s Desegregation Rule. Specifically, NWSISD was established based on the identification of the Brooklyn Center and ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools as racially isolated entities as defined by the Desegregation Rule.
NWSISD originally included seven member districts: Anoka-Hennepin School District, Brooklyn Center Schools, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Elk River Area School District, Fridley Public Schools, ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools, and Rockford Public Schools. Mounds View Public Schools joined the consortium prior to the 2010-2011 school year.
NWSISD works with districts in the
consortium to provide programs and services that promote integrated learning
environments and enhance diversity and cultural awareness. The goals of
NWSISD are as follows:
- NWSISD will assist member districts in creating a
culturally inclusive learning environment.
- NWSISD will help create inter-district interactions
among students, staff and parents that improve inter-cultural competency
and increase student achievement.
- NWSISD and member districts will actively recruit
candidates from racially diverse backgrounds for member districts.
to achieve these goals, NWSISD has worked with its member districts to make
several programs available to students living in the eight member school
districts. More information about these programs can be found by clicking
the links to the left.