Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools, Minnesota
|Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools|
|Dakota County, Minnesota|
|Superintendent:||Jane K. Berenz|
|Number of schools:||31|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Rob Duchscher|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Issues
- 9 Contact information
- 10 Website evaluation
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
About the districtDakota County, Minnesota. The county seat of Dakota County is Hastings, Minnesota. Dakota County is home to 405,088 residents, according to the 2010 United States Census.
Dakota County outperformed the rest of Minnesota in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 38.4% of Dakota County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 32.2% for Minnesota as a whole. The median household income in Dakota County was $73,288 compared to $59,126 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Dakota County was 6.4% compared to 11.2% for the entire state.
The superintendent of Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools is Jane K. Berenz. She was appointed to the position by the school board in May 2009 after former Superintendent John Currie announced his retirement. Berenz attended Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools as a student and later served in the district as an educator, principal and administrator.
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools is overseen by a seven-member board, all of whom are elected to four-year terms.
|Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board|
School board elections
Members of the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board are elected to four-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2013 and four seats will be up for election in 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School Board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“|| 1. Members of the public are encouraged to attend School Board meetings to learn more about district activities and programs, and to express their concerns, comments and suggestions. Members of the public may participate in regular School Board meetings as described below.
2. Addressing Agenda Items – Members of the public may address agenda items in the Reports, Old Business, New Business and Other Action portions of board meetings when recognized by the board chairperson.
2.1 Speakers will be asked to identify themselves before they begin their comments.
2.2 A member of the public will be allowed to speak one time per agenda item for up to two minutes.
3. Addressing the School Board about Issues Not on the Agenda – To permit the public to be heard, and at the same time to conduct its meetings properly and efficiently, the following processes have been established for people who wish to address the board about topics that are not on the board agenda:
3.1 Special Communication Request – A member of the public may submit a written request (Procedure 204.7.3P, Special Communication Request) to the secretary to the School Board no less than five working days before the board meeting at which they wish to speak. This request and any related information submitted by the person will be shared with members of the board before the board meeting. People speaking to a specific request shall be allowed a total of five minutes for their comments, unless granted an extension of time by the board chairperson at the board meeting.
3.2 Open Forum – A member of the public may sign up 30 minutes before a board meeting begins to speak during the Open Forum period of the meeting. Up to seven people will be allowed to speak for up to two minutes each during each Open Forum.
4. General Guidelines
4.1 Speakers may offer objective criticism of school operations and programs, but the board will not hear complaints about specific school personnel or other individuals at a public session.
4.2 Members of the public appearing before the board shall be reminded that questions and requests directed to the board will usually be deferred pending appropriate administrative and board consideration. Once the administration has investigated the questions or issues raised by a speaker at a board meeting, the findings will be reviewed with the board before the administration responds to the speaker on behalf of the board.
4.3 If any speaker does not adhere to the above guidelines, the board chairperson may rule that the speaker is out of order and may require the speaker to end his or her presentation.
The table below displays the budget for Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools employed 1,570 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year. Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and Dakota County United Educators for 2013-2014:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|BS or BA||37,324||44,088|
|BS or BA + 15||37,729||48,829|
|BS or BA + 30||38,306||53,917|
|MA or BA + 54||39,462||68,194|
|MA + 15||41,775||70,546|
|MA + 30||43,510||73,178|
|MA + 60 or Specialist or Psychologist||44,667||77,268|
Schools in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools serves 27,496 students. Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools operates 31 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools|
|Apple Valley High School|
|Area Learning Center|
|Black Hawk Middle School|
|Cedar Park Elementary STEM School|
|Dakota Hills Middle School|
|Dakota Ridge School|
|Deerwood Elementary School|
|Diamond Path Elementary School of International Studies|
|Eagan High School|
|Eastview High School|
|Echo Park Elementary School|
|Falcon Ridge Middle School|
|Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science|
|Greenleaf Elementary School|
|Highland Elementary School|
|Northview Elementary School|
|Oak Ridge Elementary School|
|Parkview Elementary School|
|Pinewood Elementary School|
|Red Pine Elementary School|
|Rosemount Elementary School|
|Rosemount High School|
|Rosemount Middle School|
|School of Environmental Studies|
|Scott Highlands Middle School|
|Shannon Park Elementary School|
|Southview Elementary School|
|Thomas Lake Elementary School|
|Valley Middle School of STEM|
|Westview Elementary School|
|Woodland Elementary School|
The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are standardized tests conducted to measure student progress toward the state's academic benchmarks. The reading and mathematics tests are used to determine whether schools and districts have made Adequate Yearly Progress toward all students becoming proficient in these subjects. The science tests are required by the No Child Left Behind Act but not included in the AYP calculations. Reading and mathematics tests are both given to students in grades 3 through 8, along with an additional reading test given to students in grade 10 and an additional mathematics test given to students in grade 11. Science tests are given to students in grades 5 and 8, along with an additional test given when students complete a life science or biology course in high school.
Between the 2009-2010 and 2013-2014 school years, the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district administration cut $34 million from its budget in response to a decline in the growth rate of state K-12 education funding. These cuts resulted in the loss of more than 200 staff and widespread pay freezes for remaining employees. Voters rejected a levy referendum in 2010 that would have increased local funding for the school district, which left the district reliant on its 2005 levy that expires in 2016. There was a new levy referendum on the November 5, 2013 ballot to allow the district to maintain its spending levels without requiring additional cuts, which passed. On September 9, 2013, the school board and the Dakota County United Educators union agreed to a new salary schedule for district employees that provided a 2% raise in each step of the salary schedule and an increase in the district's benefit contributions. The previous salary schedule had not been adjusted for four years due to the financial difficulties experienced by the district.
Last rated on December 24, 2012.
|Transparency grading process|
- Information on current and past tax levy proposals is posted.
- Current and past budgets are available.
- School board agendas, minutes and meeting videos are available.
- School board members are listed with individual contact information.
- The district superintendent is listed with contact information.
- Audits are posted.
- Contracts are posted.
- There is no information on how to submit a public records request.
- The only information posted on how the district fares on state testing is within the budget document, which is not helpful to parents.
- There is no information on background screening done on personnel who come into contact with students.
- Minnesota school districts
- List of school districts in Minnesota
- Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools elections (2013)
- School board elections portal
- Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools
- Dakota County United Educators
- Dakota County, Minnesota
- Minnesota Department of Education
- Minnesota School Boards Association
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- Minnesota Department of Education, "Testing Information," accessed December 26, 2013
- Pioneer Press, "Statewide: All public schools," accessed December 26, 2013
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- Erin Adler, Star Tribune, "Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan district to ask for additional $10 million this fall," August 10, 2013
- Christopher Magan, Pioneer Press, "Teachers, nurses in Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan schools get raises," September 10, 2013
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