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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 Information

Collaborators, Project Phase & 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:


Project Phase

Plan  Phase

Project Type

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.

 

 


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


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


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


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


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

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July 30, 2018 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 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information
At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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

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September 11, 2017 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 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 21, 2017 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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April 19, 2017 RPS School Board to enhance community improvement process

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

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

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

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January 28, 2016 Rochester Early Education Hub Business Plan Proposal to address Early Education

This pilot for Early Education being proposed by Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs (MCLA) |   www.mcla.state.mn.us is an example of wrapping social services around the public schools to enhance learning environment.

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

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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November 14, 2015 Another opportunity for community groups and members to help the youth of the community ... but how?
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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Key Beam Reports on:

Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education  
August 17, 2022: Prosperity Initiative Information

(1) About the program and August 2022 recruting  (2) 2018-07-011 Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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August 05, 2022: Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 3

1. Vacines protect pregnancy and privacy - Find out now. 2, VACCINATION EMPOWERS LEARNING ABOUT OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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July 25, 2022: RISE for Youth 2022 Activities

A: Career Fairs;  B: 2022 Cohort: (1) Call to be a RISE for youth mentor; (2) Need Students to Apply - RISE for Youth Program -March 1st Application Deadline

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July 24, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication

3Q2022: July message and report; (A) 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; (B): 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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July 22, 2022: Why Get Vaccinated?

 July 2022 e-Magazine; November 2021 e-Magazine; Info about booster; Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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July 14, 2022: Opportunity to make an impact

Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) co-designers wanted. 

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June 29, 2022: Vaccines Protect Our Families

Information Series Article 2: Vaccines Protect Our Families

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June 24, 2022: Mobility Updates change proposals at May 2022 DMC Board Meeting

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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June 03, 2022: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Residents can help Olmsted County identify top community health issues.

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May 09, 2022: Community Co-Design Toolkit

As a member of the Community for Health Steering Committee and piloting the use of co-designing in the Discovery Walk project, OpenBeam participated in developing the Community Co-Design Toolkit as a guide for other community projects to consider and adopt a co-design process to maximize inclusive engagement. 

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Last modified by support on 2022/08/07
Created by allnode on 2016/01/08

 

 

 

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