Roseville Areas Schools is committed to creating integrated learning settings where all students can attain high academic achievement.
The main goal of the Equity & Integration Program is to strengthen staff capacity to work effectively with learners, families, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds by:
- Establishing leaders for district-wide and site-based equity and integration initiatives.
- Offering opportunities for all employees to strengthen their capacity to work effectively with learners and families from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Building academic, cross-district integrated classroom partnerships between Roseville Area Schools and St. Paul Public Schools.
VisionCards are part of the District's strategic planning. SMART Goals are individual building goals addressing equity initiatives in our schools.
Roseville Area Schools Equity Goal:
Roseville Area Schools will equip students to succeed in our global society by implementing the
district's Equity Vision to ensure that our school community provides an equitable learning environment
EMID Desegregation Plan Goals
Goal 1: Staff Development: Create a broad base
of teachers, administrators, and staff who value a diverse society
and are committed to providing integrated learning environments
that support high expectations for all learners.
Goal 2: Staff Diversity/Student Diversity: Create
safe, respectful environments for diverse learners of all ages by
providing: employee training, enforcement of statutes, responsive
classrooms, cross-district community circles, support groups for
kids, support for multi-racial students/families, education on hate
groups, student and teacher exchanges.
Goal 3: Expand Existing Programs: Create a mechanism/structure
for linking and expanding East Metro Integration District programs.
Every student in all of the participating districts will have a
meaningful integrated/multicultural experience at some point in
their K-12 experience.
Goal 4: Reduce Barriers: Create a checklist of
issues to address before a program is initiated or partnership developed.
These include: transportation; uniform rules/regulations; program
meets the mission of EMID; orientation for parents, students, and
staff; educate the community about EMID and issues related to integration.
Language issues must be addressed.
Goal 5: Communication: To educate the community
about the goals of EMID. Plant seeds and assist the growing awareness
of the importance and need for programs.
Each school receives integration revenue for diversity initiatives in the following four areas:
- Intercultural Competence Initiatives will provide professional development for ALL staff, focusing on developmental growth on the DMIS (Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity).
- District Endorsed Research-Based Initiatives are research-based programs
that focus on intercultural teaching and learning strategies that have been approved for
ISD 623 Board Credit.
- Family/Community Outreach Initiatives
provide the necessary support and services to enable all
students and families equal access to our schools with a
focus on providing communities the opportunity for increased
- Student Programming Initiatives provide
the opportunity for staff to develop and
implement strategies that enable all students to learn in
a culturally inclusive learning
Partnerships are urban/suburban collaborations which bring together academic, cross-district integrated classrooms between Roseville Area Schools and St. Paul Public Schools. Partnerships between St. Paul Public Schools and EMID member districts are paid for with integration revenue.
The East Metro Integration District supports voluntary integration among urban and suburban public schools in the East Metro Twin Cities area. EMID is funded by state allocations to satisfy the Minnesota Desegregation Rule.
The goal of the partnerships is for students to:
- learn together (academic focus),
- learn about each other (integration focus), and
- learn about cultures(cultural focus).