Thursday, March 21, 2013
Watch the full meeting here.
A variety of leave of absense requests, as well as an update on academic competitions were among the agenda items during Monday's Richfield School Board meeting. Watch the full meeting in the video window above. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Richfield Schools and several other districts are addressing a notice from Minneapolis Public Schools stating the district’s intent to rescind its membership in the West Metro Education Program effective June 30, 2013.
- On MnSun.com
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Superintendent Bob Slotterback gave a frank accounting of the district's precarious state.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Highlighting recent gains made by Richfield public school students on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) reading tests and praising the district for its diversity, in what was billed as a “state of the schools” address delivered at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon yesterday, Richfield Public Schools Superintendent Bob Slotterback said that, while the district remains largely on the right track in terms of enrollment, testing and the retention of local students, it continues to face significant economic challenges that are outside of its control. Slotterback emphasized that the most important issue facing Richfield public schools this year …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The decision is expected after the holiday.
Three candidates are still in the running to be the next Richfield High School principal, with a decision on the final pick expected around July 9. Richfield Public Schools Superintendent Bob Slotterback to Richfield Patch the decision could happen sometime this week, but would most likely not be finalized until after the holiday. The district began with seven candidates, Slotterback said following last week's special school board session. The final three were chosen after the board and a selection committee met and reviewed each candidate. Slotterback also said each of the final three were participating in a leadership program through a local agency gathering feedback on each candidate, which will aid in the final decision. The district …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Fuchs said his resignation was to ensure his employment and professional direction were "aligned."
After word of his resignation broke out Tuesday night, Richfield High School Principal Joshua Fuchs sent this release to parents and students Wednesday afternoon: To Parents and Students of Richfield High School: On Tuesday morning I informed Dr. Slotterback of my intentions to resign my position at Richfield High School. After informing Dr. Slotterback I took the necessary steps to inform the school staff. My goal was that you would hear it from me first and I am sorry that you did not hear from me with such an important matter. My decision to resign from this position has been incredibly difficult. I have been so welcomed by the Richfield community and enjoy working with the students and parents. When I made the promise to stay that …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The event featured a variety of activities, entertainment and vendor giveaways.
An estimated 600 people turned out for the fifth annual Richfield Public Schools Community Wellness Expo Saturday morning at Richfield High School. From performances from area elementary school choirs and the Mexican Dance Troupe to running a mile alongside Superintendent Bob Slotterback, a variety of activities, entertainment and vendors made for a family friendly event. Nearly 150 kids, teens and adults participated in the one-mile fun run with Slotterback, which was reportedly the best turn out yet in the expo's five-year history. One mom even jogged while pushing her toddler around the track in a stroller. Enjoy the photo gallery of the event above. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Richfield Patch table! Sign up for the Richfield …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The superintendent lays out the consequences should the referendum fail.
With Local Government Aid cuts it’s no secret Richfield, like many school districts, is struggling to balance its budget while maintaining a quality education system. While school districts typically look to levies to increase course and activity offerings in schools, Richfield's proposed levy, on the Nov. 8 ballot, would only maintain the district’s offerings, according to Superintendent Bob Slotterback. “I’ve been asked a number of times what this money will be used for,” Slotterback told the Richfield City Council in September. “If this referendum passes, we will not be giving the public anymore programs or additions, [but] simply maintain the district.” Voting yes to the referendum would revoke the current per-pupil-number of $301.40 …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Richfield teachers, community members and Minnesota legislative representatives talk education reform, funding and more during last roundtable session.
- Zac Farber
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Several members of the House DFL caucus—including Richfield representatives Reps. Paul Thissen and Linda Slocum and Sen. Ken Kelash—came to Richfield High School Tuesday afternoon to meet with teachers, administrators and community members about the State of Minnesota’s education system, funding and education reform. Richfield was the last stop on a DFL “roundtable tour” of the state, which included trips to Northfield and Grand Rapids. The tour came after a special session compromise to raise school funding by $50 per student, per year in the wake of Minnesota’s budget crisis. But DFLers said $50 per student does not provide enough funding to counteract inflation and rising costs and that schools are having to cut costs despite the small …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Minnesota Department of Education released the most recent comprehensive assessment scores last Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Data released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) last Wednesday showed that the percentage of students in the Richfield Public School District who meet or exceed standards on a new, more rigorous math assessment test was well below state averages. The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment III (MCA-III) test in math, administered for the first time in April 2011, revealed that sixth- and seventh-grade students in the district scored particularly low, with less than one-quarter of Richfield Public School students in those grades performing at or above the test’s standards. Statewide 50 percent of sixth-grade students and 52 percent of seventh-grade students met the MCA-III’s standards. Minnesota students in Grades 3 though 8 took …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Board members faced off over the feasability of increasing an “operating levy” used to supplement flat state aid payments.
Debate flared up between Richfield School Board members Monday night when a referendum, which would ask voters to approve an increased operating levy for Richfield Public Schools, was discussed at the board’s regular meeting. While Richfield Public Schools already use an operating levy–essentially an additional tax approved by voters–to supplement other revenue sources, the school board is considering asking voters to increase that levy at the polls in November 2011. School officials informed the board and those in attendance that, given flat state funding levels, without an additional revenue source, Richfield Public Schools are looking at dramatic cutbacks over the next several years. The operating levy currently in effect does not …