Middle School Task Force

Click here to read the final recommendations of the Middle School Task Force, approved by the Robbinsdale Area Schools School Board on June 6, 2016.

The work of the Middle School Task Force was comprised of three committees (Parent and Community Committee; Teaching and Learning Committee; Student Committee) overseen by a Steering Committee 
(please note: the Family and Community Committee meetings were open to the public; other committee meetings were not).

In fall 2015, we sought parents to serve on the Parent and Community Committee. The purpose of the Parent and Community Committee will be to provide input and feedback to the Steering Committee relative to the preliminary recommendations as they are being developed.

This committee was comprised of one representative from each of the 16 school communities to serve on a Parent and Community Committee. Of the 16 applicants, at least one member will reside in (represent) each of the seven cities that make up the district and one non-resident member.

The first meeting of the Parent and Community Committee was Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Here are materials that were distributed at that meeting:
Charge Statement
Guiding Questions
Research articles (1 and 2)
Group Responses to Guiding Questions

Teaching & Learning Committee
Jan.14, 2016
Jan. 21, 2016
Jan. 28, 2016

Steering Committee
Feb. 4, 2016

Teaching & Learning Committee
Feb. 11, 2016
Feb. 18 (cancelled)
Feb. 24, 2016

Steering Committee
March 3, 2016

Initial Concepts brought to Cabinet and Board
March 7, 2016
Initial Concepts
Supplemental Information

Parent & Community Committee
March 10, 2016

Teaching & Learning Committee
March 16 (cancelled)

Steering Committee
March 17, 2016
March 24, 2016

Revised program concept to cabinet and board for feedback
April 4, 2016

Program recommendations and final report development
April 13, 2016

Revised program concepts brought to Parent and Community and Student Committees for feedback
April 21, 2016

Final program recommendations and report refined
April 14, 2016
April 21, 2016
April 28, 2016

Final Concepts brought to Cabinet and Board Work Session
May 2, 2016