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

Beam Project Type: Planning / Programming     Project in Develop Phase

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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Detailed Description

Agreement with MDHR


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

 


 

RPS and OCR Agreement on Action Plan

 

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 disproportional
    • 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

Level 1: Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education

Level 2: African American ; Asian American and Pacific Islander ; Latino

DMC:

Community Health:

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

September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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July 30, 2018: 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: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

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

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April 08, 2018: 2018 Community Focus Team Meetings

March Community Focus Team (CFT) meeting notes.

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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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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 2016-2017 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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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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September 18, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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July 11, 2018: Prosperity Initiative

2018-07-011

Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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June 18, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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June 15, 2018: Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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June 01, 2018: Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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May 24, 2018: Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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May 10, 2018: Community Health Collaboration Conversation: Public Health, the Y and Diversity Council

Al Lun, openBeam, facilitated a 2018-05-8 meeting with Josh May, the Y; Dee Sabol, Diversity Council and Meaghan Sheridan, Olmsted Public Health to introduce each organization's community health related activities.

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