Information to Share
On November regular meeting, the Rockford School Board heard the results of the 2016-17 audit report.
CliftonLarsonAllen, independent financial auditors for the district presented their opinion, stating that the financial statements are fairly presented and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Mary Reedy, of CliftonLarsonAllen, recognized district staff for sound processes, procedures and good record keeping, supported by a system of internal controls, with our limited staffing, that helps to ensure the protection of the district’s assets.
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For more information on school finance, check out these articles.
School Finance 101
Long-Range Fiscal Planning
Supporting Local K-12 Education
State-wide School Funding Information
A quality public school system creates a highly-educated work force, which is vital for the economic prosperity of Minnesota. The State of Minnesota has a constitutional obligation to ensure that all Minnesota children have equal access to a high quality education that will allow them to reach their full potential and prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century and the global economy.
Schools for Equity in Education (www.schoolsforequity.org) created a short video to help understanding the opportunity gap in education funding.
Rockford Area Schools is member of this organization which works for equal access to a quality education for all of Minnesota's students regardless of where they live and the property wealth in their local school district.
Minnesota Association of School Business Officials also presented a short video on how school funding works in Minnesota.
Be sure to check the videos out!
Rockford Areas Schools is a member of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts (www.amsd.org.) Recently they published a statement on funding special education—AMSD supports increased state funding for special education to ensure that all students have the resources and opportunities necessary to achieve state and federal standards. The federal government first mandated special education in 1975 when Congress required states to provide free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment to all children with disabilities from the ages of 3 to 21. If the state legislators approve additional funding for special education, this will help all students with additional resources in public education. To review the entire article, click here.
Report to the Community 3-14
Report to the Community 3-2015
Preparing students for the Growth Jobs of 2020-the need to start training students in key areas early.
District Accomplishments Since July 2010