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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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About the project


Impacts: 

Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education    

Project Phase: 

Develop

Collaborators

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

Lead Organization: Rochester Public Schools

Collaborators: RPS: Community Focus Team (Equity/Cultural Responsiveness) ; Rochester Public Schools ; Rochester for Justice

Related Projects

Collaborative Leadership Fellow Program ; Cradle to Career ; Diversity Council Civic Equity Focus Area ; Diversity Council Education Equity Plan ; Diversity Council Health Equity Plan ; RCTC 2020 Strategic Plan ; Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan ; Youth Mediation in Rochester Public Schools

 

Detailed Description

Agreement with MDHR


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

 


 

RPS and OCR Agreement on Action Plan

 

 


Highlight Activities


August 24, 2017 openBEAM.net: 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. 

Status/News

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

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

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September 11, 2017 openBEAM.net: 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 openBeam.net: 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 openBEAM.net: 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 RPS: 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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Related PlanScape Status

Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education  

February 17, 2019: Education, Health and Recreation Space (DMC UMR/Rec sub-district) 2019 DMCC

The DMC EDA, City of Rochester and UMR will begin discussions about future sub-district development. 

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February 02, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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January 28, 2019: Race Exhibit Returns to Rochester

Updates from Tony Williams, Science Museum of Minnesota

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December 19, 2018: CHNA Meeting and News

December 13, 2018 CHNA meeting minutes. 

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November 17, 2018: Race Exhibit 2018

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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November 17, 2018: Kiwanis Club of Rochester 4Q 2018 Community Services

These are some of the volunteering activities that we participated in.

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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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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Last modified by allnode on 2019/02/23
Created by allnode on 2016/01/08

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