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How can the community find out about the status of the RPS Community Focus Team recommendations?



In August 2016, the RPS Community Focus Team brought forward a set of recommendations to address the OCR findings issues


1. What has happened since then and how can community groups and members get engaged?

2. Is the recommendation slide deck online somewhere?



RPS Community Focus Team Recommendations to the school Board

The following points were captured from the youtube video.

1. By 2018, provide ongoing education and dialog with our teachers on cultural relevance, courageous conversations, addressing structural racism, and privilege to assist teachers in creating an equitable environment for our students and families.

(a) Professional Development; (b) Electronic Share Folder: Articles Research,  book titles, Links; (c) Intercultural Inventory, Staff access to development inventory for understanding differences (IDI) (d) Team of Champions; (e) District Equity Specialists/Coaches

2. By fall 208, the district will pilot a research based multicultural curriculum/programming and cultural training for staff at the early childhood, elementary, middle and high school levels.

3. By September 2017, the district will have a plan in place to improve college and career readiness

4. By September 2017, develop community partnership and outreach in P-12 for underrepresented families that teaches how to navigate involvement

5. By September 2017, Minority Liaisons, Transition Specialists, Native American Liaison, Community Ed, Family & Community Engagement and ...


Snapshot from YouTube Video School Board Presentation

The following is a time slice of the complete the youtube video.:









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Date: 2017/02/07

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While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

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  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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