Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Eric Melbye

Welcome to Bloomington Public Schools! We're proud to be an educational leader, developing in all of our learners the ability to thrive in a rapidly changing world. 

After spending 12 years in Bloomington Public Schools, I'm excited to return to the district to serve as superintendent. 

Bloomington is a special community. I’m humbled and honored to lead a district I know and love, and eager to work with our school board, staff, students and families to set a new vision and priorities to achieve greater success.

Every day, Bloomington teachers, staff and administrators are working together to ensure our systems, operations and people are focused on creating Safe and Supportive Schools, where all students can learn and grow in a welcoming and nurturing environment. 

As a district, we remain committed to equity and continuous improvement so that all students have the same opportunities to attain the educational success they are capable of achieving.

From early childhood through graduation, our Pathways to Career and College Plan is preparing all students for a successful future with an emphasis on career and college readiness.

We encourage our families and community members to be active participants in the educational experience. I look forward to partnering with you to ensure that every Bloomington student reaches their potential in whatever endeavor they pursue. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Eric Melbye
Superintendent of Schools

Contact

Dr. Eric Melbye
Superintendent of Schools
emelbye@isd271.org
952-681-6402
Fax: 952-681-6406

Governance and Policy

  • Strategic Plan
    • Collaborate with Board to prepare the foundation and framework for a process for the development and establishment of a new strategic plan in 2021-2022.
  • Safe & Supportive Schools Plan (SSSP)
    • Establish a SSSP with an emphasis on Cultural Proficiency:
      • Collaborate with Board to align School Board policies with SSSP.
      • Align our curriculum and instruction with SSSP.
      • Propose mid-year 2020-2021 budget adjustments to support proposed 2020-2021 SSS actions.
      • Establish multiple measures for safe and supportive schools.

Operations

  • Reopen and operate schools in compliance with state guidelines and executive orders.  
    • Inform Board of plans to deviate from state guidelines.
  • Obtain Board approval for a Right Sizing the Budget 2021-2022.
    • 2021-2022 Budget should address our Safe and Supportive School Plan (SSSP).
    • 2021-2022 Budget should address the Strategic Planning process costs.
  •  Settle 2021-2023 Collective Bargaining Contracts that fits with our RSB 2021-2022 plan.

Community Engagement

  • Partner with Board Chair to implement a Superintendent to School Board Communication Plan.
  • Establish a recruitment and retention plan to have our staff better reflect the diversity of our students and our community.
  • Schedule and execute a plan to visit schools and programs.
District Organizational Chart
Strategic Plan
2019-20 World's Best Workforce Summary / Achievement and Integration Progress Report