ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- District 196 residents are encouraged to share their ideas for a new model of education in Minnesota that is designed for the success of all students. A community conversation on the topic is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy. in Burnsville (enter Door #1 on the upper level).
Reimagine Minnesota is a collaborative effort of approximately 40 metro-area school districts to develop a collective education plan to address integration, access, opportunity and educational achievement. Ten different community conversations are being held throughout the metro area in February and March. Input received will inform the work of superintendents as they create a plan and recommendations for new local and statewide policies and practices.
The conversation on March 8 is for residents of District 196, Lakeville Area Public Schools District 194 and the Burnsville-Eagan Savage School District 191. Light refreshments will be provided. Those planning to attend this free event are asked to register online or contact Patty Kaiser at 651-423-7916 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare will be available upon request for children ages 2 through 12, as well as interpreters in Spanish and Somali. Transportation will also be available from specific District 196 schools, depending on the location of those requesting transportation. When you register, please note if you would like childcare, interpreter services and/or transportation.
District 196 serves approximately 27,000 students in early childhood, K-12 and special education programs combined, and offers community education programs for residents of all ages. District 196 includes all or part of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville and Empire and Vermillion townships. For more information, visit www.district196.org.