Student Programs

GATEway Science Fair

Every year, elementary students in grades three through six can participate in the GATEway Science Fair which occurs in February.  Each project is reviewed by at least three scientists or researchers.  The student explains the project to each reviewer who will  ask questions about the project and engage in constructive conversation.  At the end of… Continue reading GATEway Science Fair

Student Programs

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)

A couple years ago, RPS  didn't have enough sixth grade classrooms for gifted (G)  and highly gifted (HG) students who had been identified in fourth grade in preparation for middle school placement.  I am proud to have been a strong supporter of the additional classrooms, teachers and resources to meet their educational needs at Kellogg… Continue reading GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)

Student Programs

Special Education Funding

Rochester Public Schools receives State and Federal dollars which partially fund Special Education.  The remaining funds come from the General Fund of the School District, which is the bulk of the budget. If the State and Federal governments were to fully fund Special Education, Rochester Public Schools would receive about $18M additional funding annually.  If… Continue reading Special Education Funding