Rush City to consider public relations campaign

At the Rush City School Board meeting June 15, Superintendent Teresa Dupre presented the board with an “Imagine If” public relations campaign she is considering to inform the residents how the school district is progressing.
Dupre explained the “Imagine If” content will be printed on a postcard that will be mailed to district residents sometime in July.
“We really want to connect with all of our taxpayers,” Dupre said.
There are seven points the School Board is considering to be printed on the postcard, but ultimately only four points will be listed. No formal action was taken on the “Imagine If” campaign following a brief presentation by Dupre, and there wasn’t any discussion on what four points will ultimately be included.
The points the School Board is considering include:
–Imagine if there was a school district with a virtually 100 percent graduation rate for the past three years. You don’t have to — that school district is Rush City.
–Imagine if there was a school district that saw significant improvements in their test scores for the 2016-2017 school year. You don’t have to — Rush City students and staff achieved these improvements.
–Imagine if there was an elementary school with a reading program that offers individualized instruction at exactly your child’s reading level, and the students love reading the books. You don’t have to — C.E. Jacobson just implemented this highly effective and successful approach.
–Imagine if there was a school district that provides all students in grades six through 12 access to a Chromebook program. You don’t have to — Rush City students and parents benefit from a 1:1 Chromebook program.
–Imagine if there was a small rural school district that offered several concurrent college courses for students. You don’t have to — Rush City offers 10 concurrent college courses providing enriched learning for students and staff.
–Imagine if there was a school district where students can participate in activities for little or no cost. You don’t have to — Rush City offers elementary after school activities, and high school after school activities and athletics to all students at little or no cost to families.
–Imagine if a school district could accomplish all of the above and yet be one of the lowest funded schools in the state of Minnesota. You don’t have to — Rush City is the 13th lowest funded school district in the state of Minnesota.
“We do so much with so little. Your support is essential. Thank you for your ongoing support and pride in our school district,” said a statement at the end of the list.
“All of these things are happening in our school district, which doesn’t have a lot of funding,” Dupre said. “But we do have some amazing things going on.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *