ROSEMOUNT, Minn. Parents in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools who are interested in becoming involved in districtwide conversations regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment are encouraged to apply for membership on the districts Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC). Applications will be accepted through April 7 for one elementary school parent position, one middle school parent position, two high school parent positions; the terms for all four positions are three years beginning in July 2017.
The purpose of the CIAC is to ensure active community participation in all phases of planning and improving the instruction and curriculum aligning with state graduation standards. The CIAC also recommends to the School Board districtwide education standards, assessments and program evaluations. The council is made up of 16 parent/community representatives, eight district employees, five high school students and District Office staff.
The CIAC meets up to four times during the school year at the District Office in Rosemount, usually on Mondays from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and members are invited to serve on curriculum review committees that meet occasionally during the day throughout the year.
CIAC parent membership is determined, in part, by the grade level of children attending District 196 schools and geographic representation within the district. For this reason, the open positions will be filled by applicants who will have a child attending one of the following schools in the 2017-18 school year:
- Cedar Park, Echo Park, Southview, or Westview elementary schools - one position;
- Rosemount Middle School - one position;
- Apple Valley High School - one position;
- Eagan High School - one position.
Members currently serving on the CIAC may reapply to serve a second, three-year term, but a second term is not automatically granted.
Parents interested in being considered for CIAC membership must submit an application by April 7. The application is available on the district website or by calling 651-423-7739. Completed applications should be sent to Independent School District 196, Teaching and Learning Department, 3455 153rd St. W., Rosemount, MN 55068, or faxed to 651-423-7897.
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.