School District Number 4198

Discovery Woods has been assigned the school district number 4198 by the MN Deptartment of Education. The school is considered an independent public school district run by its own school board.

Education Improvement Plan
ISD 4198 EIP

World's Best Workforce Annual Report

2017-18 Summary
2016-17 Summary
2015-16 Summary
2014-15 Summary
2013-14 Summary

District Literacy Plan - Revised June 2018
DWS Literacy Plan (Revised June 2018)

2014 Priority School Notification Letter
2014 Priority School Letter to our Families

Leadership Implementation Team Mission
The mission of our LIT is to promote consistent support that provides strategies and resources to ensure the students will meet state standards, by analyzing data from formal (ie:NWEA) and informal assessment, classroom work, and observations.

The vision of Discovery Woods will be to work collaboratively to provide an environment for academic and social growth.

School Board
We are always on the lookout for people considering joining the school board . If interested, please fill out the application from this website or send an email to

The public is welcome to attend Discovery Woods board meetings. They are held on the 3rd Thursday evening of each month at 5:30pm. See the calendar for upcoming board meetings.

Board Members

Tom Potter, Chair, Parent,
(218) 828-8200

Lynda Everson, Vice Chair, Community Member,
(218) 828-8200

Melissa Lundeen, Secretary, Community Member,
(218) 828-8200

Crystal Magnan, Teacher,
(218) 828-8200

Kelly Klein, Teacher,
(218) 828-8200

Ben Kent, Parent,
(218) 828-8200

Annual Report
Charter schools are required by the Minnesota Department of Education to submit an Annual Report which provides information from the previous school year. Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.10, Subdivision 14 states: “A charter school must publish an annual report approved by the board of directors.”

The Annual Report is submitted to the Department of Education as well as the charter school’s authorizer.

Click HERE for our Annual Report and World’s Best Workforce Review/Report for the 2014 – 2015 school year.
Click HERE for our Annual Report and World’s Best Workforce Review/Report for the 2015 – 2016 school year.
Click HERE for our Annual Report and World’s Best Workforce Review/Report for the 2016 – 2017 school year.

Authorizer Information
Discovery Woods is proud to have Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, Minnesota as its Authorizer and share in its mission: “To instill a connection and commitment to the environment in people of all communities through experiential learning.” Our School’s Liaison and the Director of Charter School Authorizing is David Greenberg. He can be reached at:

Audubon Center of the North Woods
David Greenberg, Director of Charter School Authorizing
43 Main Street, Suite #507
Minneapolis, MN 55414

2018-19 School Year Board Meeting Schedule:

Meetings are held between 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Board Room.

July 19, 2018
August 16, 2018
September 20, 2018
October 2018 - TBD
November 15, 2018
December 20, 2018 December 13, 2018
January 17, 2019
February 14, 2019
March 21, 2019
April 18, 2019
May 16, 2019 Annual Meeting and Officer Elections
June 20, 2019