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

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Last modified: August 18, 2018

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August 16, 2018 RPS study group on Equity Efforts and Referral Data.

 

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August 16, 2018 RPS study group on Equity Efforts and Referral Data.

Prior to the meeting, the RPS-Board-sponsored Community Focus Team's Data Subgroup has suggested to the RPS leaders to review a number of research studies on the effects of racial disparities, absenteeism, and disproportional referral rates, as well as recommendations on improving consistency, coverage and communicability of RPS's data reporting

The following gives the public a sense of what took place at the meeting.


 

Video recording of proceedings

 

YouTube Full Meeting August 16, 2018 RPS Study Group Meeting

 

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Conversation on CFT data group suggestions

 

Starting at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66hROftbnRw&feature=youtu.be&t=2h44m36s

Takeaways include:

Superintendent's understanding of and view on:

RPS board vs staff roles and responsibilities and governance model.

Regarding external group's advocacy (CFT Data subgroup referenced materials)

  • None of the reports edict that a set of "Must Do's". RPS district is doing many things already but may not all have been presented to or visible to the school board.
  • His understanding of RPS governance model and caution of board getting into micro-management of RPS admin. Need to trust the cabinet's role. Reminding the training for school board handbook about "governance excellence" and "management excellence"
    • Governance centers on "why", "costs" and "what policies".
    • Management centers on "what", "when" and "who"
    • Board must be careful not to be unduly "pulled in" by outside voices and get itself into "management" scope. Need to trust. And not to have to worry about everything inside the very large system.
    • After Jan. Board election, will convene a training for new board members.
  • Discussions of June reporting format in terms of structure and content.
 

Extensive conversations on data presentation.

  • Graphical presentation for ease of consumption, consistency of presentation month to month.
  • Workload and should there be additional funding allocated come budget? Currently being done by HR director as a side job but will be taken over by new director of secondary education. Should we look at other districts of similar sizes? Should building principals be asked to present their stories?
  • Still must agree what additional data to collect and be presented and how. Have added EL per CFT inputs and what else? Agreement on graphical visualization and can be drilled down to numbers. Need to pro-actively communicate to the community. Must continue to acknowledge we have a problem. General agreement on need of "transparency".  Press release and possibility of a data reporting website.

 

 

 


 

CFT Data Subgroup Reference Document to ground conversation

 

Link to the collection of documents suggested by CFT data subgroup

Among the above the following document of specific interests:

 

 

Study Implications

CFT Background

 

 


 

 

  

 

Related Reports


 

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


July 21, 2020 : Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) 2019 -2020

2019 and 2020 RPS Data: July 14, 2020 School Board Meeting, 2019-2020 First Semester, Achievement and Integration Plan Updates 2020

 



September 23, 2019 : Analysis of RPS referal data

Phil Wheeler analysis of RPS referral data.



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

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



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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Pinned Rochester Public Schools organization and project reports


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Project Report of Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) : July 21, 2020 : Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) 2019 -2020

2019 and 2020 RPS Data: July 14, 2020 School Board Meeting, 2019-2020 First Semester, Achievement and Integration Plan Updates 2020

 



Project Report of Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) : September 23, 2019 : Analysis of RPS referal data

Phil Wheeler analysis of RPS referral data.



Project Report of Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) : July 17, 2019 : Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

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



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