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Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

 

Need to close the disciplinary gap. Black and Hispanic students are referred to the office at a significantly higher rate when compared to white students and Asian students. Black and Hispanic students receive In-School-Suspensions at a significantly higher rate when compared to white students and Asian students. Black and Hispanic students receive Out-Of-School-Suspensions at a significantly higher rate when compared to white students and Asian students.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase:

Develop

Impacts:

Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education    

Collaborators

Contact: Afolabi Runsewe ; Email: afrunsewe@rochester.k12.mn.us ; Phone: 507-328-4300

Lead Organization: Rochester Public Schools

Known/Likely Collaborators: RPS Racial Equity Advisory Team (Community Focus Team) ; Rochester Public Schools ; Rochester for Justice

Potential CollaboratorsDiversity Council ; Mediation & Conflict Solutions ; NAACP, Rochester Chapter

Related Projects

Collaborative Leadership Fellow Program ; Cradle to Career ; Diversity Council Civic Equity Focus Area ; Diversity Council Education Equity Plan ; Diversity Council Health Equity Plan ; OpenBeam Activating Technologies Project ; Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan ; Youth Mediation in Rochester Public Schools

 

Detailed Description

Agreement with MDHR


Link => 2011 RPS Office of Civil Right Discipline Disparity Data

 


 

RPS and OCR Agreement on Action Plan

 

 

 


More Info


 

Misc Community Focus Team Activities


 

2018-07-22

Link to July CFT Data Subgroup Status


 

2018-06-03:

Community Focus Team (Data Sub-group) recommendations on data presentation.

 

 

 

 

Key Status Reports


Analysis of RPS referal data   Date: 2019/09/23  

Phil Wheeler analysis of RPS referral data.


Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)   Date: 2019/07/17  

2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 


August 2017 Update of June 27 RPS Board Study of 2016-2017 discipline data   Date: 2017/08/24  

August updating the 2017-06-27 RPS Board Study of discipline data with school breakdown. 



Diversity and Inclusion Related Events => LINK


Project Status/News

July 17, 2019 openBeam.net: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 

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July 30, 2018 openBeam: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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June 19, 2018 RPS: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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September 11, 2017 openBEAM.net: September, August , July , June & May News from Community Focus Team

September, August, July, June and May, 2017 Community Focus Team news and meeting notes.

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August 29, 2017 openBeam.net: RPS Implementing PBIS

"The district is at various points of implementing PBIS at each school, but having more consistency will better allow the district to evaluate efforts, including its latest employee training in ENVoY, a nonverbal communication technique to influence students in the classroom."

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August 24, 2017 openBEAM.net: August 2017 Update of June 27 RPS Board Study of 2016-2017 discipline data

August updating the 2017-06-27 RPS Board Study of discipline data with school breakdown. 

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Related PlanScape Status

Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education  

February 18, 2020: Diversity Council Education Equity Plan

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis invitation to support constitutional amendment to guarantee a quality education for all of our state's children.  

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February 12, 2020: Collider Foundation

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

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January 30, 2020: Creating a 21st Century Community Space

 Community Response Resource Coalition formed to drive 21st Century Community Space. 

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January 24, 2020: America’s Community for Health Meeting News

 Meeting material from Jan. meeting:

Macro and micro expected outcomes of the project. 

First pass at co-designer listConvening Co-designers

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December 10, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan 5 Year Conclusion and Celebration

Per PB Reporting: "While the five-year timeline for the Journey to Growth initiative has wrapped up, the work of diversifying Southern Minnesota's economy continues."  

 

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December 08, 2019: Isaiah News

2019 Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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November 05, 2019: Asian Pacific MN Complete Count 2020 Project

API Heritage Month Speech by Sia Her, Executive Director at MN State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, at U of WI, Eau Claire -- May 2019 

 

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Last modified by allnode on 2019/10/21
Created by allnode on 2016/01/08

 

 

 

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