The superintendent of schools is the chief administrative officer of the district, appointed by and directly responsible to the School Board. The superintendent serves as an ex-officio (non-voting) member of the School Board, facilitates the work of the Board and is responsible to the Board for providing direction and leadership to the school district.
Keith Jacobus is the superintendent of South Washington County Schools. His work is supported by Assistant Superintendents for Academic Excellence Michael Johnson and Julie Nielsen, along with the other members of his Cabinet.
South Washington County Schools Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program provides programs and services for young children with disabilities from birth to age five. ECSE services are provided throughout the district in a variety of locations and service models.
The English Learner (EL) program in South Washington County Schools follows governmental and professional guidelines to support students who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL). The program provides the assistance students need for success in school.
The Facilities Department is responsible for maintenance and Capital Improvement Projects for all buildings in the district. Other areas of responsibility for the Facilities Department include Health and Safety, Indoor Air Quality, Maintenance, Grounds and Central Warehouse.
The district's Finance Department monitors activity to ensure funds spent are within guidelines established by the budget approved by the School Board and that all expenditures are in compliance with Minnesota statute.
Our Human Resource professionals are committed to providing excellent service to over 4,000 employees and many prospective employees. The district offers competitive pay, benefits and an engaging work environment where employees can and do make a difference.
The Department of Special Services encompasses Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Health Services, Psychological Services, Homebound Services, and other miscellaneous programs and projects.
The mission of the district’s Teaching and Learning Department is to continuously develop, design and align the district’s curriculum, instruction, intervention, assessment and professional development for the success of all learners.
The Technology department supports the efforts of the hard working teachers and staff of South Washington County Schools to make all students get a quality education in a safe and secure network environment.