Equity & Inclusion

Statement of Commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Respect

Sauk Rapids-Rice School District 47 remains committed to preparing all learners for post secondary success, creating a culture of academic achievement, and fostering an informed public through increased communication and outreach. Through successful partnerships and continued collaboration, we work to ensure that every child is successful.

In addition to the goals mentioned above, District 47 remains committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from harassment and violence as evidenced by Board Policy 413. In particular, district officials acknowledge its obligation under the Minnesota Human Rights Act to prevent harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation or disability.

To accomplish our goals and to meet the commitment of Board Policy 413 will require the attention of our students, parents and district staff, working together to create welcoming and respectful environments for all members of the school district community. The school district affirms that it does not tolerate acts of harassment and will promptly respond to concerns or complaints.

Any student or staff member who believes he/she has been subjected to harassment is encouraged to report the harassment to the school district through a building administrator or through the school district’s human rights officer. Complaints of harassment will be investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken in response to any findings of harassment in violation of school district policy. Action by the school district will be targeted to stop the harassment and to prevent it from reoccurring. Students or staff members found to have engaged in acts of harassment will be subject to discipline up to and including suspension and expulsion or termination.

For more information or to report a concern, please contact the human rights officer:

Holly Schoenherr
District Office
1833 Osauka Road NE, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Phone: 320-253-4703
Email: holly.schoenherr@isd47.org

Bradley Bergstrom

Ryan Butkowski
Board Chair