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

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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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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Other Community News and Reports having impacts on:

Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education  
February 19, 2024: Early Literacy Grants

Due March 5, 2024 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants

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February 07, 2024: DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

2. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 

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February 03, 2024: Jeremiah Program News

2024 Fundraising : Chocolate for a Cause! Get your chocolate bar for a chance to win one of five golden tickets! Order yours today Scan the QR Code or click here: LINK

2018 Information presented to December 18, 2018 HRA.

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February 01, 2024: Contract Opportunity for Homeownership Mentor Program

Get paid while helping others achieve their homeownership goals!

Referencing BIPOC Homeownership Co-design Report

 

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February 01, 2024: Ignite Cup 2024

The Ignite Cup is a startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The winner of our pitch competition will be a guaranteed semi-finalist at the MN Cup.

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January 30, 2024: Workforce Training Available for Minnesota Employers
1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce. We've helped train thousands of workers in the state.

2/ New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

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January 29, 2024: Black History Month Series of Events

(1) 2024 Black History Month Press Release

(2) 2023 Black History Month Press Release

(3) 2022 Black History Month Press Release;

(4) 2021 Black History Month Press Release  

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January 25, 2024: Announcing two new part-time roles to ensure accessible services to all communities.

Two parttime roles

Community Connector – Somali Speaking

Community Connector – Spanish Speaking

 

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January 18, 2024: ACT-S0 Olympics of the Mind
Empowering Minds, Inspiring Change: Rochester Branch of the NAACP Unveils ACT-SO, Olympics of the Mind, with a Boost from $75k Mayo Clinic Commitment Against Racism 2023 Grant!

Press Release 

Admin Message

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January 10, 2024: Trade Readiness

1. PB Reporting Empowering 11th-grade students

2. Trade Readiness: Message from program manager and program flyers; Trades Readiness Certificate program

3. Video recording at Jan 10. 2024 Equity Alliance Talk 

4. Star Tribune Feb 17, 2024 Reporting

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December 19, 2023: Co-design Reports

A sample of collection of Beam-aware Community Co-design Reports including:

Discovery Walk, Child Care, Equity in Built Environment, Food access, etc

Learn more on Dashboard Beam.

 

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December 19, 2023: 2023 C2C Announcements and News
Dec 2023 Leadership Table Membership

Oct. 2023 C2C Second Annual Education Summit

Jan. 2023 Data Analyst Job Opening. 

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December 13, 2023: CMRC Letter of Support Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
CMRC Letter of Support; Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Request for Proposals

41 Grantees Announced to Support Small Business Success across Minnesota  

 

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December 08, 2023: Mobility Updates
October 23, 2023 City Council Study Session 

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

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December 03, 2023: Increase Access to Prenatal Care Co-Design Project
We invite parents, family members, healthcare providers, and others to help us increase healthcare access for pregnant people. Parents 15-19-years-old, with less than a high school education, and/or who are Black/African American face the largest care gaps.

C2C Admin Message

Compensated co-designer description

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