The Star Tribune’s 150 Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive organizations in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 140,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations. Rankings are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.
“The district is an incredible place to work as a result of the quality staff,” said Superintendent Aaron Sinclair. “The commitment by staff members to connect with and provide a path for each child is what helps maintain the small town feel of the schools. It is an honor and privilege to work with such a group of dedicated professionals.”
This is the first year the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District has earned this recognition. To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, an organization must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 2,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.
The Central Minnesota district serves more than 4,500 students with three elementary schools (K-5), one middle school (6-8), a high school (9-12) and early childhood and adult education programs. Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools currently has 681 employees that includes teachers, paraprofessionals, administrative support staff and many more types of professionals.
The school district strives to provide a personalized approach to learning for all students through quality programming from caring, competent staff. The Sauk Rapids and Rice communities are a strong support for the schools as the district prepares students for successful post-secondary experiences, careers and continued, positive contribution to the region and larger world.
A list of those selected for the 2019 Top Workplaces honor is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2019. The list will also be published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 16.