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Equity and Inclusion

Mankato Area Public Schools Mission 

Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) is committed to working together equitably, with families and communities, so that each learner has the knowledge and skills to be successful and contributing citizens in a diverse global society.


Mankato Area Public Schools Vision 

Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) vision is that every learner will be seen for who they are inclusive of: race, national origin, home language, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or religion. MAPS learners will experience a school environment that builds their voice and agency. Learners and families will be seen and heard. MAPS will assure that each learner has the skills to enter society with a joy for learning, a positive vision for the future and the ability to navigate the world with hope, dignity and their multiple talents.


Mankato Area Public Schools Core Commitments 

Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) actively works to be:

  • intentionally inclusive
  • visibly equitable
  • anti-racist
  • committed to excellence
  • accountable for results
Mankato Area Public Schools ISD 77

Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) will reach its mission and vision when:

  • each student is ready for kindergarten.
  • each student is reading well by 3rd grade.
  • all achievement gaps are closed.
  • all students are college and career ready by graduation.
  • all students graduate.
  • each (student, staff, family) feels safe, is welcome and is treated with dignity and respect.