At the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Superintendent Jenny Loeck promised to "Return to Better." Prior to COVID-19, there were deep racial disparities in our communities and in our schools. COVID-19 only exacerbated these disparities. The murder of George Floyd on May 31, 2020, rocked our entire world and forced all of us to reckon with racism. In our case, the racism built into our school systems.
We share the Roseville Area School District’s equity vision of an equitable and respectful learning environment for every student, family, and staff member regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, home or first language, religion, national origin, age, or physical appearance.
There is still much work for us to do to achieve this vision for our schools. Returning to Better requires not only a renewed focus on eliminating opportunity gaps in our schools, but also a fierce commitment to anti-racism. The Roseville Area Schools Foundation intends to be there as a partner, mobilizing the financial resources to support our district's crucial work.
In prior years, we would be inviting you to a fall luncheon to share an update on our work and request your support. This year, we have decided to replace the fall luncheon with a direct appeal campaign as we plan for a broader community celebration in 2022. If you are able to support the needs of Roseville Area Schools, we invite you to donate in one of three ways:
Go to GiveMN.org/story/RASF2021 to give online via credit card.
Donate via PayPal by going to our Donate page and clicking on the Donate button.
Send a check to RASF, 1910 County Road B W, Roseville, MN 55113
Thank you for supporting our mission and making a difference in Roseville Area Schools!