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Positions open on 196 curriculum council

Parents in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District who are interested in becoming involved in curriculum matters can apply for membership on the district's Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council. Applications will be accepted through May 31 for four elementary school parent positions, one middle school parent position and three high school parent positions that will be open at the end of the current school year. The terms are for three years beginning in July 2013.

The purpose of the CIAC is to ensure active community participation in all phases of planning and improving the instruction and curriculum affecting state graduation standards. The CIAC also recommends to the school board districtwide education standards, assessments and program evaluations. The council is made up of 16 parent/community representatives, eight district employees, five high school students and district office staff.

The CIAC meets up to four times during the school year at the district office in Rosemount, usually from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and members are invited to serve on curriculum review committees that meet occasionally during the day throughout the year.

CIAC parent membership is determined, in part, by the grade level of children attending District 196 schools and geographic representation within the district. For this reason, applications will be accepted from parents of children who will attend one of the following schools in the 2013-14 school year:

• Two positions from Parkview, Red Pine, Rosemount or Shannon Park elementary schools

• One position from Rosemount High School.

Members who are currently serving on the CIAC may reapply to serve a second, three-year term; however, a second term is not automatically granted.

Parents interested in being considered for CIAC membership must submit an application by May 31. The application is available at or by calling 651-423-7739. Completed applications should be sent to Independent School District 196, Teaching and Learning Department, 3455 153rd St. W., Rosemount, MN 55068, or faxed to 651-423-7897.