A major part of the operation of the Magnet School is the
site-based decision model which conducts many functions of the
school. Below are descriptions of some of the various committees.
Each teacher is expected to make committee choices and serve on
those committees. Committee membership is open to any employee.
Part of the Teacher Evaluation Instrument includes a section about
meeting one's professional obligations. Serving on RMMS committees
is part of that and will be reflected at the end of the year in the
evaluation summary for the year. First year teachers are normally
not obligated to serve on committees.
This group consists of staff
and parents and meets at the school. The committee addresses topics
related to curriculum, instruction and assessment K-5. They assist
in materials selection for program delivery. These also develop
plans for staff professional development. They currently have sub
groups working on writing, literacy, mathematics, and
Meets after school once a
month. This committee decides what positions will be added to staff
or modified. They write job descriptions, advertise for jobs,
screen applicants, conduct interviews, and recommend persons for
the position. This committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month
at 3:30 PM. They often do not meet in the fall and early winter,
but meet more frequently during the hiring
The Multicultural Committee is
a group of staff and parents that meets every other month. They
work on infusing multiculturalism into all curricula areas at RMMS.
The committee examines the multicultural focus of the school and
provides resources and professional development opportunities to
the RMMS community.
Spanish/BilingualThis committee oversees the
development of Spanish and Bilingual programs. They work on
curriculum, write grants for this area, design programs, establish
parent activities, and focus on the needs of the bilingual
population and community.