Robbinsdale Area Schools

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Robbinsdale Area Schools is an award-winning district committed to academic excellence for ALL students. We serve all or parts of seven cities with more than 100,000 residents in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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The School Board election will take place Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Three of the seven at-large positions on the School Board are up for election (four-year terms). The period for filing affidavits of candidacy is Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - August 11, 2020. Read further for important candidate filing information.

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Robbinsdale Area Schools Summer Academy Provides a Variety of Programming with Flexibility

Community Education in Robbinsdale Area Schools is offering Summer Academy this summer with flexible programming in response to COVID-19. Almost 400 students have participated in the weekly program offerings, which began June 6 and continue through August 14, 2020. Program activities are divided into four main categories: Arts & Crafts, Fitness & Sports, Life Skills, and STEM.

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Registration for ACTNow Boot Camp is now Open!

This year’s ACTNow! Boot Camp is a two-week self-directed virtual program. This free preparatory program will emphasize ACT course sections, content, skills and practices. Included are two assessment days that will also take place online.

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Dr. Stephanie Burrage Appointed Interim Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools

The School Board of Robbinsdale Area Schools unanimously passed a resolution to appoint Stephanie Burrage, Ed.D., as the District’s interim superintendent during the Board’s meeting on Monday, July 20, 2020. Dr. Burrage has been Assistant Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools since August 2017; she will begin her new duties on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. 

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The Robbinsdale Area School Board unanimously approved a resolution supporting racial and social justice in safe and civil schools at the School Board meeting on Monday, July 20, 2020. The resolution outlines the beliefs held by the school board, including nurturing anti-racist educational learning environments, while condemning hateful speech and systemic racism directed at Black, Indigenous and all people of color.

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Your elementary-aged student is invited to Robbinsdale Area Schools Summer Enrichment! Three weeks of learning activities for K-5 grade students from July 13 - 31!

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Reduce summer boredom and become a super student for next year! Middle School Summer Enrichment is available to 6-8th grade students from July 13-31, 2020. No registration is required.

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Robbinsdale Area Schools

Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins, Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools, has been named Superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) in Madison, Wisconsin. Jenkins’ last day in the district will be August 3; he has served as Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools for the past five years.

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The School Board of Robbinsdale Area Schools has called a Special Work Session for Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. to discuss the transition plans and activities for the superintendent position. Pursuant to Minn. Statute 13D.021, the meeting will be held by teleconference.

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The School Board of Robbinsdale Area Schools has called a Special Work Session for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 5 p.m. to discuss the parameters of the superintendent contract. Pursuant to Minn. Statute 13D.021, the meeting will be held by teleconference.

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School Board Information Session

Robbinsdale Area Schools will host a virtual information session for community members interested in running for the school board on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 PM.

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We are serving summer meals at Cooper and Northport for children 18 and younger on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays! All are welcome!

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The report’s conclusion was there were no financial improprieties or violations of law on the part of any School Board member, the Superintendent or employee of the District. Additionally, there were no conflicts of interest. The end result of the report is that the Office of the State Auditor made some technical recommendations regarding processes the Board will address, many of which are already being implemented.

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Cooper Senior Clinton Boadu

Clinton Boadu, a senior at Cooper High School, was offered a full scholarship to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT). NCAT is classified as an “HBCU,” a designation for historically black colleges and universities. NCAT is known for a student-centered emphasis on leadership, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, achievement and excellence.

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Today, I am writing to you with a heavy heart. In my thirty years as an educator, recent local events have been among the most challenging situations I have experienced.

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