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District 196 seeks parents to serve on curriculum advisory council

Parents in District 196 who are interested in becoming involved in district-wide conversations regarding curriculum, instruction and assessment are encouraged to apply for membership on the district's Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council (CIAC).

Parent membership on the CIAC is determined, in part, by the grade level of children attending District 196 schools and geographic representation within the district. For this reason, the four open positions on the CIAC will be filled by applicants who will have a child attending one of the following schools in the 2017-18 school year: Cedar Park, Echo Park, Southview or Westview elementary schools; Rosemount Middle School; Apple Valley High School; and Eagan High School.

Applications will be accepted through April 7. The terms for all four positions are three years beginning in July 2017.

The purpose of the CIAC is to ensure active community participation in all phases of planning and improving the instruction and curriculum aligning with state graduation standards. The CIAC also recommends districtwide education standards, assessments and program evaluations to the school board.

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 on Mondays from 5-6:30 p.m., and members are invited to serve on curriculum review committees that meet occasionally during the day throughout the year.

Parents interested in being considered for CIAC membership must submit an application before April 8. 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.