Welcome to District 196 Community Education


Community Education Advisory Council

Advise and assist the Community Education Department in the fulfillment of the community education mission of providing quality lifelong learning opportunities for all residents.

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Join us!
We are seeking applications from community members who wish to help provide quality lifelong learning opportunities for all residents.

Membership consists of up to 30 residents, employees of collaborating agencies and employees of District 196. To apply, complete the Advisory Council Application and mail it to the address listed on the application or email to valerie.church@district196.org.

Application Form

When does the Advisory Council meet?
The Advisory Council meets four times annually for approximately two hours. Most of the Council’s work is done at these meetings, so regular participation is vitally important to the council’s success. Our meeting dates are held on the first Tuesday the months of October, December, February and April at 6pm at the Dakota Valley Learning Center, 4679 144th Street West, Apple Valley.

How long does a member serve?
Individuals are asked to make a three year commitment.

What does the Advisory Council do?
The Community Education Advisory Council makes recommendations on items pertaining to the following areas:
Programs, classes, policies, services, and facilities
Promotes and fosters new programs and coordinates these with existing community programs to avoid unnecessary duplication.
Provides input anticipating the needs and wants of the community as they relate to community education.
Serves as liaison between the community and the school district in evaluating community education needs.
Recommends approval of the annual community education budget and advises on the use of community funds.
Advocates for continued quality in community education.

What are the qualifications?
• Connected to District 196 Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools (resident, business owner, student, teacher)
• Available to meet four times annually
• Committed to lifelong learning
• Communicates effectively
• Able to work in a group setting
• Willing to share expertise and skills
• Willing to learn

Are there opportunities for personal growth and development?
• Keeping abreast of community needs
• Working in a group setting
• Connecting to the wider sphere of community education (at the state and national levels)

Are there leadership opportunities? Yes!!
• Impacting the community by helping to shape the future direction of community education
• Opportunity for public service
• Developing leadership skills
• Connecting with other community organizations

Who are community partners with Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Community Education?
• City Park and Recreation Departments
• City Senior Centers
• Dakota County Libraries
• Other Area Community Education Programs
• Area Businesses

Meeting Dates & Minutes

October 6, 2015
December 8, 2015
February 2, 2016
April 5, 2016
June 7, 2016 if needed

October 14, 2014
December 2, 2014
February 3, 2015
April 7, 2015

Director of Community Education, Khia Brown, 651-423-7720


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