About Intermediate School District 287

Intermediate District 287, one of only three intermediate districts in the state, was founded in 1967 by a group of school districts seeking to provide students with vocational education options. Since then, District 287 has grown to serve approximately 10,000 students in the areas of special education, gifted education, area learning center and career tech programs. Its 12 member districts include Brooklyn Center, Eden Prairie, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Orono, Osseo, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, Wayzata and Westonka. The mission of District 287 is to be the premier provider of innovative specialized services to ensure that each member district can meet the unique learning needs of its students.

To that end, our more than 120 programs and services to those students are not "business as usual" and our buildings housing students require customized materials and equipment.

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What employees say

“I am appreciated and valued as a professional.”
“I get to see positive change and progress unique to each student on nearly a daily basis. ”
“I have flexibility to teach my students based on the individual needs. There is always someone there to support us when we need it.”
“I feel supported and motivated by staff members and managers.”
“She is visionary, courageous, and positive. Innovation and out-of-the-box thinking is encouraged.”
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