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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 Impact(s): Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education

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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Rochester Public Schools

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

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

Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Mediation & Conflict Solutions ; NAACP, Rochester Chapter


Related Projects

Collaborative Leadership Fellow Program ; Developing and Executing on Cradle to Career Plan ; Diversity Council Civic Equity Focus Area ; Diversity Council Education Equity Plan ; OpenBeam Activating Technologies Project ; Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan


Impacts 

Major Impact:  Diversity and Inclusion

PlanScape Impacts :

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

Level 2: African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino, C2C: 8th Grade Math, C2C: Post-Secondary, C2C: Workforce Participation

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Type of Project

Planning, Programming  

 

 

Detailed Description

2022-08-07 Beam Comments:

This project appeared to beome a component of the RPS's 2022 Strategic Plan. 

 


 

 

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.

 

 


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


RPS Board Consider Updating District Equity Policy (September 15, 2023)

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

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2022-2023 RPS Disipline Data (July 26, 2023)

"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%."

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

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

 

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

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

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August 2017 Update of June 27 RPS Board Study of 2016-2017 discipline data (August 24, 2017)

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

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Consultant interim identification on barriers (March 09, 2016)

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

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

 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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Diversity and Inclusion Related Event(s) => LINK


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


RPS Board Consider Updating District Equity Policy (September 15, 2023)

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

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2022-2023 RPS Disipline Data (July 26, 2023)

"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%."

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

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

 

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

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

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Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts (September 16, 2018)
RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) (July 30, 2018)
July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information (June 19, 2018)
At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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2018 Community Focus Team Meetings (April 08, 2018)
March Community Focus Team (CFT) meeting notes.

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September, August , July , June & May News from Community Focus Team (September 11, 2017)
September, August, July, June and May, 2017 Community Focus Team news and meeting notes.

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RPS Implementing PBIS (August 29, 2017)

"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 2017 Update of June 27 RPS Board Study of 2016-2017 discipline data (August 24, 2017)

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

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US Department of Education, OCR Review of RPS Action Plan (August 21, 2017)
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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RPS School Board to enhance community improvement process (April 19, 2017)

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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How can the community find out about the status of the RPS Community Focus Team recommendations? (February 07, 2017)

In August 2016, the Community Focus Team brought forward a set of recommendations. Questions from the community: What has happened since then and how do we get engaged?

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

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

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Consultant interim identification on barriers (March 09, 2016)

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

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

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

 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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Another opportunity for community groups and members to help the youth of the community ... but how? (November 14, 2015)
healthwellnessyouth A couple of days ago, Post Bulletin reports that: "Rochester Public Schools is making changes required by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights after a five-year compliance review revealed that black students were being disproportionately disciplined."  

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Created by allnode on 2016/01/08

 

 

 

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