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September, August , July , June & May News from Community Focus Team


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September Meeting

Agenda and notes (TBD)

 

 


 

August 21 Meeting Notes

 

 


 

August 20, 2017 News

Dear Community Focus Team members,

Our next meeting is Monday, August 21, 6pm at the Edison Board Room. In preparation for that meeting, the interim planning committee asks that you (1) review the attached presentation (CFT_Org_V4.pdf) on five “structural models” to consider (2) be prepared to share your perspectives on pros/cons of each model for CFT and (3) be prepared to cast a vote on a structural model to move us forward. We plan to review this briefly and then spend only part of the meeting processing and coming to decision. Your attention to this in advance will be helpful to keep us moving.

Structural Models

July 25, 2017 Meeting Notes

How Statements

 


 

July  14, 2017 News

Greetings, Community Focus Team,

The interim planning team met last night at Northrop to plan the agenda for the July 25 meeting. It looks like this:

 

Agenda for July 25, 6-8pm, Edison Board Room

6:00pm Welcome & Potluck

6:30pm Finalize Purpose Statement

6:45pm Move “How” Statements Forward

7:30pm ID Themes

7:50pm Next Steps

 

Any additions to the Google Doc related to ideas for “How” statements (think:  we will reach our purpose by…), should be in by next Friday, so we can prep them for the meeting on July 25.  Here’s the link again, in case you need it:

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dGV35n-kysVzBQQ66jiPGWhpPSFhS8gQgK2Ngaxdf-s/edit?usp=sharing

 

Amy

 

Amy Eich

Executive Director of Community Education

Rochester Public Schools

StrengthsFinder®: individualization, strategic, maximizer, input, learner

 

 

 


 

 

 

June 26 Community Focus Team Meeting

Greetings, Community Focus Team,

The best date for the group appears to be Monday, June 26, so our next Community Focus Team meeting will be 6-8pm that day in the Board Room of the Edison Building.  An interim planning team (Catherine, Deborah, Michon, Heidi, Jean, Kamau, and I) worked on an agenda, to keep our purpose work moving forward.  The interim team took the six purpose statements that came forward from the table work (see notes attached) and tried to capture the essence of those into the proposed purpose statement you see in the agenda below.  We’ll be asking you to discuss this in the meeting and craft the “how” statements to go with it. We’ll also be asking you to decide whether the CFT should be formally connected to the district as a task force of the Board (pending Board approval), or a fully independent group, with participation by invited district staff.  We’ll also be working on the more permanent planning committee structure.  We hope you are able to join us on June 26.

 

Agenda: Community Focus Team (6/26/17, 6-8pm)

  1. Welcome, Context, & Grounding
  2. Type of Committee – Formal Connection or Independent
  3. Purpose of CFT
    Proposed: The Community Focus Team will provide a transparent process to gather community input from stakeholders (families, students, advocates, staff) regarding equity and disparity of marginalized student populations and provide advice/counsel and recommendations to the School Board to foster student success.
  4. Planning Committee Structure
    1. 70:30 split, community to district leadership
    2. 8-9 members
    3. Possible Roles – meeting facilitators, recorder, historian, email communications, agendas, liaison to district.
    4. Next Steps
      1. Planning Committee Interest Sign-up Sheet/Google Form
      2. School Board Study Session on Discipline Data (June 27, 5:30pm)
      3. Next CFT – July 25 (potluck dinner, 6-8pm)

     

Meeting Notes

Action Item

Team commenting on RFT Purpose Document

 


 

May 23, 2017 Community Focus Team Meeting Notes


 

May Introduction 

Greetings, Community Focus Team,

I am a member of the school board’s “Community Engagement Team,” and I am reaching out on behalf of Deborah, Don, and Jean, to ask for your help in setting the agenda for the May 23 Community Focus Team meeting.

We have identified three processes we think are critical early in the “reset” agreed upon at the April 18 school board meeting:

  • Clarifying the shared value of the group (purpose, type of committee, work it will do, relationship to board and administration)
  • Identifying and selecting a team of leaders to move the work forward
  • Assessing the current environment to inform our priorities

We hope you will join us in fleshing out the plan for May 23 and sharing your skills in hosting that discussion. Three dates are emerging for possible lunch-time meetings. If you are interested, please send your availability back to me by this Wednesday, so we can finalize the date.

  • Monday, May 8, 12-1pm, Northrop
  • Tuesday, May 9, 12-1pm, Northrop
  • Wednesday, May 10, 12-1pm, Northrop

Note: If you are interested, but not available, please send your input on the items above and other priorities for May 23.

Thank you,

Amy

 

Amy Eich

Executive Director of Community Education

Rochester Public Schools

StrengthsFinder®: individualization, strategic, maximizer, input, learner

 


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