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About SouthWest Metro

Providing partnerships in education

SouthWest Metro 288 is an intermediate district providing specialized educational services to a group of invested "member" school districts. 

Member districts utilize SouthWest Metro programming for several primary reasons:

  • Member districts can collectively fund specialized programming that would be too costly for an individual district to fund. 
  • SWMetro programming provides students access to specialized instructors and support professionals that are in high-demand positions that can be difficult for an individual district to staff.  
  • SouthWest Metro can provide training and programming resources to member district staff that may be too costly for an individual district to provide. 

Primary Programming

MEMBER DISTRICTS

Belle Plaine  |  District 716  |  Ryan Laager, Superintendent  |  Belle Plaine District 716 website

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose  |  District 877  |  Scott Thielman, Superintendent  |  BHM District 877 website

Central | District 108  |  Timothy Schochenmaier, Superintendent  |    Central District 108 website

Eastern Carver County  |  District 112  |  Lisa Sayles-Adams, Superintendent  |  Eastern Carver County District 112 website

Jordan  |  District 717  |  Ranae Case Evenson, Superintendent  |  Jordan District 717 website

New Prague  |  District 721  |  Andy Vollmuth, Superintendent  |  New Prague District 721 website

Prior Lake-Savage  |  District 719  |  Dr. Michael Thomas, Superintendent  |  Prior Lake-Savage District 721 website

Shakopee  |  District 720  |  Mike Redmond, Superintendent  |  Shakopee District 720 website

Tri-City United  |  District 2905  |  Kevin Babcock, Superintendent  |  Tri-City United District 2905

Waconia  |  District 110  |  Brian Gersich, Superintendent  |  Waconia District 110 website

Watertown-Mayer  |  District 111  |  Darren Schuler, Superintendent  |  Watertown Mayer District 111 website


ASSOCIATE MEMBER DISTRICTS

Bloomington  |  District 271  |  Eric Melbye, Superintendent  |  Bloomington District 271 website

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton  |  District 2835  |  Tom Lee, Interim Superintendent  |  JWP District 2835 website

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (NRHEG)  |  District 2168  |  Michael Meihak, Superintendent  |  NRHEG District 2168 website

St. Michael-Albertville  |  District 885  |  Ann-Marie Foucault, Superintendent  |  STMA District 885 website

Waseca  |  District 829  |  Eric Hudspith, Superintendent  |  Waseca District 829 website

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown  |  District 2143  |  Ryan Jensen, Superintendent  |  WEM District 2143 website

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Strategic Planning

In the fall of 2022 SouthWest Metro undertook a strategic planning process to inform short-term and long term planning goals. With the perspectives of SWMetro leadership, teachers, support staff, families and students the district was able to create a series of strategic priorities.
When developing our strategic priorities, we look to our core values as well as our mission and vision statements as outlined below.

2022-2023 Strategic Plan Outcomes

2022-2023 Strategic Plan Priorities