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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 district’s Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC). Applications will be accepted through April 6 for five elementary school parent positions and two middle school parent positions. The terms for all seven positions are for three years beginning in July 2018.

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 2018-19 school year:

  • Cedar Park, Echo Park, Southview, or Westview elementary schools – one position;
  • Deerwood, Glacier Hills, Northview, Pinewood, or Woodland elementary schools – two positions;
  • Diamond Path, Greenleaf, Highland, Oak Ridge, or Thomas Lake elementary schools – two positions;
  • Black Hawk or Dakota Hills middle schools – one position, and
  • Valley Middle School of STEM – 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 6. The application is available at District196.org 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.

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