Home : BOARD OF EDUCATION

Welcome

Mission 

The mission of the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is to provide a quality education in a caring atmosphere for students to attain the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners and contribute to a diverse, interdependent and changing world.

Vision

The Board of Education envisions that all students attending Rochester Community Schools will be focused on the goal of becoming "college ready, career ready, and life ready."

COLLEGE READY:  In preparation for the academic and intellectual challenges of a college education, Rochester Community School students will pursue the most rigorous course of study according to their ability. Students will explore, recognize and refine their academic interests and individual talents. Students will meet college readiness standards in the core academic subjects of language arts, math, science, social studies and demonstrate proficiency in world language. Students will develop the tools of critical and creative thinking, self-reliance and motivation.

CAREER READY: Rochester Community Schools recognizes that most careers demand that students have some level of college education. Regardless of their individual academic pursuits, students will have the skills needed to seek and maintain employment. Students will develop the self-discipline and work ethic necessary to be successful in both an independent and a collaborative work environment. Students will also develop creative problem solving, verbal communications and human interaction skills in order to meet the challenges of a global, dynamic economy.

LIFE READY: Rochester Community Schools graduates will recognize that both the individual and society benefit from an informed and involved citizenry. A firm understanding of our core democratic values is necessary in order to promote and strengthen our democratic way of life. Students will become aware of cultural differences and learn to express and respect diversity of opinion in order to be successful in the world at large. To be successful in their daily lives students will be provided opportunities to develop financial, technical, healthy lifestyle and interpersonal skills.

Meetings

The Rochester Community School District Board of Education holds regular meetings and work sessions monthly on pre-scheduled dates at 7:00 p.m. in the Harrison Conference Room located on the first floor of the Administration Building, 501 W. University Drive, or at the various schools. Meetings are conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

Current agendas, along with meeting minutes from previous sessions, are available prior to each meeting. 

Click here for Board of Education Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

Position Vacancy for the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education

The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District is actively seeking to fill a vacant position following the resignation of Secretary Beth Talbert. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply, following is the application form. BOE Vacancy Application Form

The position of secretary will be filled by an existing board member, and the position of trustee will be available for an eligible candidate to apply. The Board will follow the Revised School Code and Michigan Election Law in appointing an eligible candidate to fill the trustee position. The term for the trustee appointment is from July 17, 2017 to December 31, 2018.

For consideration as a candidate, the application, along with a resume, must be received by the President of the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Postmark dates will not be considered. Methods of return include any of the following:

  1. Mail:  Dr. Sandra Fiaschetti, President, Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District, 501 West University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307.
  2. Fax:  Rochester Community School District, Attn: Dr. Sandra Fiaschetti, President, Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District, Fax number: 248-726-3105
  3. Email:  Dr. Sandra Fiaschetti at sfiaschetti@rochester.k12.mi.us.
  4. Drop off:  The Rochester Community School District Administration Building, 501 West University Drive, Rochester, MI 48307, Attn: Dr. Sandra Fiaschetti, President, Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District. Please note that the Administration Building will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and July 4, due to the Federal holiday.

General duties and responsibilities of a Board member include: coordinating initiatives with the superintendent of schools; establishing policy for the district; adopting the budget and aligning funding priorities with district goals; determining school facility needs; and, responding to community ideas.

Commitments include: attending and preparing for the Monday Board of Education meetings and work sessions; participating in committee assignments which consist of approximately two meetings per month; participating in school assignments which average approximately six meetings per year; participating in liaison assignments which average one per month; and, joining in ceremonial duties, to include commencements and honors events.

The timeline is as follows:

 BOE Timeline

Board of Education Meeting - Video Archive

All regular session Board of Education meetings are recorded and broadcast on our cable channel as a service to the community.  Video archives are available online. 

 

Click here to access the Video Archives.