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District 196 seeks applicants for Community Education, Equity, and Special Education advisory councils

District 196 has several openings for interested community members to join the Community Education, Equity, and Special Education advisory councils.

Community Education Advisory Council

The Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC) is accepting applications for members of the District 196 community to join the council. Applicants should have an interest in helping provide quality lifelong learning opportunities for all residents, and can be residents, area business owners or representatives, employees of collaborating agencies and employees of District 196. 

Meetings for the 2022-23 school year begin in September, and terms are three years. three-year commitment. To apply, complete the Community Education Advisory Council Application. If you have questions, contact Khia Bruse, director of Community Education, at Khia.Bruse@district196.org or call 651-423-7720.

Equity Advisory Council

The Equity Advisory Council (EAC) is accepting applications through Aug. 8 for positions including two parents/guardians and two student representatives. Applicants should have some experience or interest in diversity, equity, inclusion and reducing the achievement gap. All terms begin Sept. 8. Terms typically last two years and are staggered, with half of the positions up for appointment each year. Members can serve more than one term.

The EAC makes recommendations to the Superintendent’s Cabinet on potential changes needed to ensure equitable practices and systems, and to eliminate the predictability of student achievement based upon race, gender, special education status or eligibility for the educational benefits program (formerly known as the free and reduced-price meals program).

Complete the application online, or call the district’s Equity and Inclusion office at 651-423-7916 to request a paper copy. 

Special Education Advisory Council

The Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) is accepting applications through Sept. 1 for several open positions for district staff and parent who have a child with special needs. The terms are for two years, beginning with the start of the 2022-23 school year this fall. Members can serve consecutive terms.

The SEAC represents the interests of district learners with disabilities from birth through age 21; advises the Special Education Department on current issues, program development, parental concerns and involvement; serves as an advocate for high-quality special education programs, and promotes communication between family, school and community.

The completed application can be faxed to 651-423-7627 or mailed to: Independent School District 196, Special Education Department, 3455 153rd St., Rosemount, MN 55068.