OUR MISSION STATEMENTNortheast Metro 916 Intermediate School District responds to the unique needs of students, educators, and school districts with innovation, quality, and trusted experienceOUR CORE VALUESINTEGRITY: Behavior based on beliefs. "Doing the right thing even when no one is watching."RESPECT: Welcoming environment where difference in staff, students, and districts are valued for the richness they bring to discussion, decisions, and programs.INNOVATION: Unique, specialized design and delivery of programs and services.ACCOUNTABILITY: Operating in a manner that is above reproach to utilize resources for maximum results for students and stakeholders.COLLABORATION: Working with parents, families, students, districts, and other agencies to develop effective and meaningful programming for students.OUR VISIONPreferred Educational Partner: To be a high value, efficient and responsive provider of regional educational programs and administrative services preferred by member districts, especially where scale and quality are critical.System Capacity Builder: To raise the regional capacity for critical conversations, planning, operations and partnerships within member districts and beyond to public health, human services, civic and justice agencies.Trusted Resource of Knowledge, Research, and Effective Practices: To provide continuous development and delivery of regular and special educational services including effective practice tools and strategies in curriculum, instruction, assessment, equity, interventions and supports, accountability, professional development, applied and experiential learning.OUR STRATEGIC DIRECTIONSA. Identify, prioritize, and deliver programs and services that meet member districts' current and future needsB. Strengthen and develop educational and community partnershipsC. Ensure interactive, high quality, and relevant communications to and engagement of internal and external stakeholdersD. Improve student learning and success through use of data, effective practice strategies, equity, and professionaldevelopment and coachingE. Improve internal operations, capacities, and processes, i.e. facilities, transportation, etc.