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05/15/2018
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Minnesota Math and Reading Corps Tutors Needed
03/21/2018
Tutors are needed for 2018-19 school year. Make a lasting impact as a math or literacy tutor. You can make a difference!
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Due to increased enrollment projections, we believe the evidence supports building a new school or schools.
Facilities Task Force








Update from May 15, 2018

The last time the district provided an update to the task force applicants, we shared our excitement about the overall interest in the task force. The district received more than 200 applications. Because of the interest, we made several adjustments. 

First, a reminder of how we ended up here:

  • The district has been reviewing enrollment projections and building capacities throughout the past several years. Due to increased enrollment projections, we believe the evidence supports building a new school or schools. However, what the district will build (whether it be an elementary, middle, K-8, etc.) and the location in which we will build (North, East, South, West, etc.), needs to be researched before a recommendation can be made to the school board. Along with a recommendation on the facility type and location, Superintendent will recommend that the district conduct a referendum campaign in order to secure funding for the facility/facilities. Superintendent will convene a Facilities Task Force to review data and provide input on the facility type and location.
  • The District’s goal was to convene a diverse group of stakeholders not to exceed the number of 20. However, we plan to increase this number to 30. 
  • The task force applications were open from March 24, 2018, through April 8, 2018 (closing at 12:01 am April 9, 2018). The district received more than 200 applications for the task force. As a result, the district decided they would be working with a consultant/facilitator to drive the selection process.
  • Our initial goal was to notify our applicants by mid-April regarding the task force members. However, the time frame it took to solicit Requests for Proposals for a consultant, review the proposals, interview the consulting firms, and bring a recommendation for the firm to the school board crept into mid-May.


Where we are now:

  • We briefed the school board last night (May 15) and recommended an architect firm with experience in pre-referendum work, LHB Inc., to lead this process for us. The school board approved this recommendation. If you’d like to see the BoardDoc, click here. 
  • At this time, no one has been selected to be a member of a task force or any other committee.
  • After we have our initial meeting with LHB Inc., yet this month, we look forward to sharing our first steps and process with all of you.
  • We want to continue to involve all of you and others in this process. It is crucial to have a strong representation of various stakeholders throughout our community, and our consultant is committed to helping us with this challenge. 
  • We will communicate the next steps of the process to all applicants and we will also post the same information to our website.

Again, thank you for your support of Rochester Public Schools and your interest in the task force. 

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Minnesota Math and Reading Corps Tutors Needed
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Seeking Math & Reading tutors for
the 2018-2019 School year.
 

Tutors may earn a living allowance, educational award, 
federal student loan forbearance and other benefits.



         
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About Minnesota Math Corps

State exam results show 40 percent of Minnesota eighth graders do not demonstrate grade-level proficiency in math. Minnesota Math Corps provides a solution to help students become successful 21st century learners and to narrow achievement gaps. The program places trained AmeriCorps tutors in Minnesota schools to deliver research-based math strategies that help students in grades four through eight build the skills needed to succeed in math

Minnesota Math Corps started in 2007 in the St. Cloud School District in partnership with St. Cloud State University. Math Corps has expanded into new sites each year, with more than 100 tutors currently serving in more than 100 sites statewide.

Minnesota Math Corps continues to grow its base of tutors and students every year. Since 2007, Math Corps has reached nearly 20,000 students by training and placing much-needed tutors in schools across Minnesota. The program has plans to place more than 200 tutors in over 200 elementary, middle and junior high schools during the 2017-2018 school year. 
 

About Minnesota Reading Corps

Minnesota Reading Corps launched in 2003, serving preschool children in four Head Start agencies. The early results showed the program model was effective. The program quickly expanded to serve children age 3–grade 3 in many more locations throughout Minnesota.

Minnesota Reading Corps has grown each year to become one of the largest national AmeriCorps program in the country. Since 2003, Minnesota Reading Corps has provided early intervention services to over 125,000 age 3 – grade 3 students. Annually, Minnesota Reading Corps reaches approximately 30,000 students.


Program Overview

Nearly one in three 3rd graders in Minnesota is failing to reach basic levels of literacy. You can help change that. As a Minnesota Reading Corps literacy tutor, you can help change this statistic and the lives of struggling readers. As the nation’s largest state AmeriCorps program, we are recognized because our tutors are getting results with the students they serve and are helping to ensure that all children are successful readers by the end of third grade.

Tutors commit to a year of AmeriCorps service, receive rigorous training and ongoing support throughout the year from literacy coaches, and use assessments to ensure their efforts produce the desired results - helping children achieve grade-level reading proficiency.

 
       
 

Program Overview

As a Math Enrichment Tutor with the Minnesota Math Corps, you can help change this statistic and the lives of struggling students. We are recognized because our tutors are getting results with the fourth through eighth graders they serve, and are helping to ensure that all students are successful at math by the end of eighth grade. Learning algebra is a skill that opens a gate to higher education.

   
 
 
 
         


For more information about tutor positions available at Rochester Public Schools please contact: 


Ryan Balow
ryan.balow@servetogrow.org

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The school board approved the 2018-2019 calendar with a pre Labor Day start for District schools. See the highlights below:


• First day of school – August 27, 2018

• Last day of school – May 31, 2019

• Graduation – May 25, 2019






Looking for the 2018-2019 Calendar? 


Click the image below for a printable version.