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Analysis of RPS referal data

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Public Pinned ICI Report on Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) led by Rochester Public Schools
Last modified: September 23, 2019




Phil Wheeler analysis of RPS referral data.



Independent analysis of ISD 535 Referral Data 


2019 Phil Wheeler Analysis of RPS Referral Data 







2017 Phil Wheeler analysis of RPS referral data


At the Feb. 4, 2017 : Examining Disparitities in Discipline in RPS Examining meeting

The following info was made available.




Misc References

Community Focus Team Updates

The following was handed out as copies at the event:










Related Reports


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

September 15, 2023 : RPS Board Consider Updating District Equity Policy

RPS Board Study Session video recording; Proposed Equity Policy; PB Reporting

July 26, 2023 : 2022-2023 RPS Disipline Data

"According to the district’s data, suspensions increased from 1,224 in 2021-22 to 1,523 in 2022-23, representing a jump of 24.4%."

July 20, 2022 : Outcome and Discipline Data 2021-2022

RPS 2021-2022 Monitoring 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


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. 

March 09, 2016 : Consultant interim identification on barriers

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

January 05, 2016 : An openBEAM 5+1 proposal to address school disciplinary dispairty

 The Rochester Public School District is taking the first steps to address a disproportionate disciplinary rate for black and Hispanic students. A community engagement session to get input and solicit involvement from community members will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at Riverside Elementary School. I believe that conversation is necessary but not sufficient. We need to follow up with actions. Here is a 5+1 action plan.


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Pinned Rochester Public Schools organization and project reports


Project Report of Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan : September 29, 2023 : Technology Referendum for the Rochester schools

1. Post Bulletin: Rochester 10 Year, $ 10M+ school funding referendum Op ED PB: Kent Pekel: "Why I recommended a technology referendum for the Rochester schools"; 2. School Board Study Session; 3. Official YouTube Presentation

Project Report of Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan : April 25, 2023 : Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan 2022

1. 2022 Strategic Plan and extracted sections. 2. RPS Strategic Plan Building Blocks 

Project Report of RPS American Indian Education : October 06, 2022 : American Indian Education at RPS

 October 10, 2022 Indigenous Peoples' Day

Project Report of Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan : August 09, 2022 : Plans to Strengthen Belonging and Behavior During the 2022-2023 School Year

Project Report of Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan : March 28, 2022 : RPS School Board Meeting - 3/22/22

Strategic Action Plan - Focus Group and Survey Results

Project Report of Family and Community Engagement (RPS) : January 12, 2022 : Family and Community Engagement (RPS) Report

January Family Engagement Video Recordings

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