Board of Education
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.
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 Schools 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.
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.