NEXT MEETING

The Educational Preparedness Group Meetings are being held the FOURTH Tuesday of each month.

Educational Preparedness

Why Now?


  • Today’s third graders are Scott County’s future workforce
    • In 2015, a third (688 students) of Scott County 3rd graders not reading at grade level
    • Future achievement is predictable by grade 3
  • Maintaining status quo has a cost
    • Dropouts and unprepared graduates require additional public services throughout life


Estimates from Annie E Casey Foundation:
Local annual public services cost per dropout: $28,000
Local annual public services cost per unprepared grad: $10,000
Annual local cost: $6,960,000 per graduating class

Vision Statement 


Ensure children are developmentally on track and prepared for educational success.


Educational Preparedness:  Today's third graders are Scott County's future workforce, yet in 2015 a third of our 3rd graders were not reading at grade level. Future achievement is predictable by grade 3, and maintaining status quo has a cost.

WORKGROUP CHAIRS:

​     Kirt Briggs

     Kami Thompson​

GROUP MEMBERS:
​​     Kathy Busch

​​     Renee Erickson

     Marie Johnson

     Kim Latterner

     Judy Mack

​​     Tamara Severtson

     Emily Skahen​

     Barbara Weckman Brekke    

​SUPPORT MEMBERS:

​​     Suzanne Arntson

​​     Lisa Brodsky

​​     Sarah Geffre

​​     Kari Ouimette

​​     Lisa Pollard

​     Jennifer Schultz

     Mary Kay Stevens

     Tawnya Ward