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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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Beam Project Type: Planning / Programming Project Phase: Develop
Detailed Description

2011 Discipline Disparity Data

Snapshot taken on 2016-01-09 from OCR/RPS Website

 

RPS and OCR Agreement on Action Plan

 

 

Handbook 2017/2018

 

Strategy

Per December 9, 2015 RPS District Discipline Data Presentation handed out in community meeting on 2016-01-07

Areas of focus:

  • RPS continued partnership with Great Lakes Equity Center
  • Distribution of Student Handbook
  • Training and discussion with students regarding Student Handbook
  • Community engagement sessions
    • Review student handbook
    • Generate ideas and suggestions and solicit input from our stakeholders
  • District-wide focus on identifying alternatives to suspensions
  • Continued enhancement and strengthening of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Developing individualized plans to ensure students are receiving the supports needed to promote their success
  • Relentless pursuit of eliminating the disportionalities
    • Ongoing staff development
      • Internal expertise
      • External expertise
  • Soliciting community supports
    • Wrap around services for our families
  • Identify areas of excellence within our district and find ways to replicate
    • Continued identification of and alignment of resources
  • Engage with Community Focus Team
Impacts

PlanScape: Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education

DMC:

Community Health:

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education

February 17, 2018: 2018 Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 2/6/2018 School Board Meeting the following was presented as a comparison of office referrals from first semester 2016-2017 and first semester 2017-2018 examining District, building, and student data.  Building Principals will also discuss behavior- related supports provided in their respective buildings.

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August 29, 2017: 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: August 2017 Update of June 27 RPS Board Study of discipline data

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

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August 21, 2017: US Department of Education, OCR Review of RPS Action Plan

June 19, 2017, Letter from US Department of Eduction, OCR Division to Superindtendent Muroz regarding its review of RPS's May 17, 2017 action plan submission.

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April 19, 2017: RPS School Board to enhance community improvement process

At 2017-04-19 RPS School Board Meeting the following decision was made to enhance the effectiveness of School Board's Community Engagement Committee and RPS's Community Focus Team: deploy a design team (steering committee) to co-facilitate going forward.

 

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February 11, 2017: Analysis of RPS referal data

Phil Wheeler analysis of RPS referral data.

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May 12, 2016: RPS: Equity in Family Engagement Event Notes

Great RPS: Equity in Family Engagement Meeting. Following are some notes. 

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March 09, 2016: Consultant interim identification on barriers

Great Lakes Equity Center has identified 6 barriers for equity progress.

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January 28, 2016: Rochester Early Education Hub Business Plan Proposal to address Early Education

This pilot for Early Education being proposed by Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (MCLA) |   www.mcla.state.mn.us is an example of wrapping social services around the public schools to enhance learning environment.

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January 09, 2016: Questions on RPS's 2014 - 2015 Discipline Disparity Data

After attending the January 7 2016 RPS community meeting, I took the time to review the slide deck handed out by RPS at the meeting and found myself asking a number of questions. 

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January 17, 2018: Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting

Cradle to Career Planning Team looks forward to sharing this work with you on February 22. They invite you to join us to see the research and recommendations that have been developed during 2017. Coffee will be served.

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January 12, 2018: Winona State Rochester: Business, Leadership, and Education

Winona State University – Rochester (WSU-R) and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business, Leadership, and Education Open House Jan. 18, 2018

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December 24, 2017: Rochester A City of Compassion Steering Committee 2017 Status Report

Year end report on status and what to look forward to ...  "as Mary Alessio of the Locks of Compassion Project declares “Compassion is rippling throughout our community”

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November 27, 2017: World's Best Workforce Plan goals not met

Slow progress. 5 Goals not met:  All children are ready for kindergarten, Third-grade literacy, Close all academic achievement gaps, Have all high school graduates career and college ready, Graduate all students from HS

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October 16, 2017: In the Shadow of Growth Forum: Pathways to Prosperity and Well-being

At the October 5 C4G forum, Paul Flesinner talked about a national pilot project to stop generational poverty and what we need to do within the current system to accomplish this now.

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October 01, 2017: University of Minnesota, Rochester Master Plan

PB reports "The University of Minnesota Rochester is taking another step toward its future goal of building a 10-acre college campus at the edge of downtown."

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September 30, 2017: Diversity Council Rochester Area Racial Attitude Survey

Luther College researchers released a Diversity Council presentation: At the Cross Roads: 2016 Olmsted County Racial Attitudes and Actions Survey

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September 27, 2017: Mayo Clinic Health Disparities Research Lecture by Dr. David Williams

Dr. David Williams in his Keynote Address at the Mayo Research 2017 Annual Health Equity retreat.

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September 21, 2017: City Council Discussing Affordable Housing

City Council's Committee at Large discussed Affordable Housing andCouncilman Michael Wojcik's counter proposal. 

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September 11, 2017: 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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September 10, 2017: MN Department of Education education data analysis

Great opportunity to get connected with deeper data collection and analysis on education outcomes. 

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