Contacting the Board of Education
I spoke with a couple members of the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education before the School Board meeting this evening. Both of them told me that they need to hear from community members supporting advanced and gifted education. Most board members I’ve spoken with believe that the Pyramid of Intervention currently meets the needs of advanced and gifted children.
Please take a few minutes and go to the Contact the Board web page. Fill out the form and ask them to support advanced and gifted education in the Rochester Community Schools. If you wish to mention that you are a member of Rochester SAGE, please do! Anyone who supports advanced and gifted education in Rochester Community Schools can consider themselves a member. (We don’t have dues, initiation rituals, or even an official membership list.)
Please also forward this to others who support advanced and gifted education. The board will not act on implementing district-wide advanced and gifted education unless they know that it is an issue needing addressing. Without a district-wide policy, it will be up to each parent to try to get an accelerated pace of education for their child. Let’s make a difference!