Education Team

Mission: To be passionate advocates of equity-driven policies and practices in the Rockford Public Schools (RPS205) so that all students will be prepared for social and academic success.

Goal #1

To increase to 20% People of Color - especially African-American and Hispanic--in all levels of RPS205: administration, faculty, staff, and board members by the 2020-2021 school year. (We are not currently on track to meet this Goal but will continue to advocate for it.) By the 2025-2026 school year, have percentages of African-American and Hispanic administration, staff, and board members match the percentage of African-American and Hispanic students within the system.

Goal #2

To ensure that RPS205 policies and resources – teachers, counselors, supplies, technology, etc – are distributed equitably, based on the needs of students in the school and measured by the state required assessment data and the district discipline data. This goal shall be met by the 2020-2021 school year.


(We are not currently on track to meet this Goal but will continue to advocate for it.)

Goal #3

Students of Color – especially African-American and Hispanic – will be encouraged to enroll in and be enrolled in AP (Advanced Placement) classes and will receive the support they need to be academically successful. By 2020-2021 school year, Students of Color enrollment will have increased by 25% within these advanced curricular programs; these students will have received a final grade of “C” or better.


(We are not currently on track to meet this Goal but will continue to advocate for it.)

 

How to Join

The Education Team meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm. If you are interested in learning more or would like to join a meeting, contact Ann Rundall.