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Public Comments

Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations and guidance about limiting person-to-person contact due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all meetings of the Rochester Public Schools (ISD 535) School Board will be conducted in accordance with Minnesota Statute 13D.021 - Meetings by Telephone or Other Electronic Means - until further notice. Consistent with the federal and state guidance, the Board Chair has determined that an in-person meeting is not practical or prudent because of the current pandemic.

As a result, until further notice, all Rochester Public Schools (ISD 535) School Board meeting will take place at 5:30 pm at the district office, 615 7th Street SW, Rochester, with one or more board members possibly participating by telephone or other electronic means.

In accordance with Minnesota Statute 13D.021, members of the public are not permitted to attend this meeting due to the current health pandemic. Individuals may monitor this meeting from a remote location by visiting our School Board Youtube Playlist or youtube channel at youtube.com/ISD535 where they will find the live-stream video.

Therefore, the process for Public Comment at Regular School Board Meetings will temporarily be changed. To submit a Public Comment, leave a message with the Board secretary, Mechelle Severson, via email

To contact all RPS School Board Members, please email SchoolBoardMembers@rochesterschools.org.