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Transparency Report

In order to share information with our community, we have composed a transparency report to house all of our legally required documentation and helpful public documentation. 

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO BE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE: 

 

Annual Individual Audit Reports

School districts, charter schools, and educational cooperatives are required to have an annual independent financial audit, to submit audited financial data to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) electronically, and to submit all required components of the audit report to MDE and to the Office of the State Auditor.

The audit and financial statements included in the audit must be based on Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards, the federal Single Audit Act, and the Minnesota Legal Compliance Guide issued by the Office of the State Auditor.

Budget

Curriculum and Instruction

DATA REQUESTS

The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (“MGDPA”) governs requests for access to government data. Government data is generally defined in Chapter 13 of the Minnesota Statutes.  Requests for data under the MGDPA must be submitted to the “Responsible Authority” of Rochester Public Schools. Superintendent Michael Muñoz is the Responsible Authority. 

DISCIPLINE REPORTS

ESSA School Improvement Plans

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires districts and the state to support schools identified as needing improvement. The law defines activities and types of supports that must be provided. To develop and implement a plan to develop state and local supports and requirements, two work groups are being put in place.

Finance - Legal ads

Registration and records

Reporting

SCHOOL BOARD

In accordance with Minnesota Statute 211A.02, Subd.6, school districts, with school board elections or referenda elections in the month of November and have more than 400 registered voters, are required to post school board candidate and ballot initiative campaign finance reports on the district website. The reports need to be posted within 30 days of when the reports are filed. All reports must be maintained on the school district website for a minimum of four years.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Total Special Education System Plan for ISD 535 is in accordance with Minnesota Rule 3525.1100. This plan also includes an assurance for compliance with the federal requirements pertaining to districts’ special education responsibilities found in United States Code, title 20, chapter 33, and Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, part 300. This document is a companion to the Application for Special Education Funds – Statement of Assurances (ED-01350-29).

STUDENT ACCIDENT NOTIFICATION
TITLE 1 DOCUMENTATION
WORLD'S BEST WORKFORCE

The World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) bill was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 2013 to ensure every school district in the state is making strides to increase student performance. Each district must develop a strategic plan that addresses the following five goals: all children are ready for kindergarten, all third-graders can read at grade level, all racial and economic achievement gaps between students are closed, all students are ready for career and college, all students graduate from high school.