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Welcome to the Rochester Community Schools Curriculum Department Website!

Carrie Lawler, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education 248.726.3131
Cory Heitsch, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, 248.726.3130
Karen Gelardi, Executive Director of Instructional Practices K-12, 248.726.3129
Robin Carter, Executive Director of Instructional Equity and 504 Coordinator, 248.726.3179

Now Available!  RCS (K-12) Core Academic Curriculum Mapping Website for Parents!

PA 306: Third Grade Reading Information

In October 2016, Public Act 306 (Third Grade Reading Law) was signed into law. The law has many aspects that are geared toward achieving literacy success for students in grades K-3. The major component of the law requires that 3rd grade students who do not pass the State of Michigan Reading Assessment beginning in the spring of 2020 are retained (held back from going on to 4th grade the following year). Parents should note that there are several "good cause exemptions" that would allow students to proceed to fourth grade. Other components of the law have been implemented for the 2017-18 school year. All students in grades K-3 must be assessed, using Michigan Department of Education (MDE) approved diagnostics. Based on these assessments, students in grades K-3 who have identified "reading deficiencies" are to be placed on Individual Reading Improvemnt Plans (IRIP).  Please click here for more information and parent resources regarding PA 306.

Rochester Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, familial status, arrest record or physical and mental disabilities in accordance with the Elliot-Larson Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) MCL 37.2206, Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act (PWCRA), MCL 37.1206, Title II, Title VI, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (8U.S.C., Section 1324A Et.Seq.) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition, individuals will not be excluded from, or be denied, the benefits of participation in any program or activity for which the Board is responsible. Rochester Community Schools has designated the following individuals as Compliance Coordinators: Title IX, Title II and Section 504 – Students: Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, 501 W. University, Rochester, MI 48307 (248)726-3106; Equal Employment Opportunity/Section 504 for non-students: Executive Director of Human Resources, 501 W. University, Rochester, MI 48307 (248)726-3110