You are Welcome Here

"You are welcome here" written in multiple languages with a background of the world.


On August 20th, 2019 the Rochester Public School Board unanimously passed a resolution welcoming all students to our District. Below is the letter shared by the school board, along with downloadable resources for students, staff, families, and community members.

To All Our Students:

Our School District wants to inspire, challenge, and empower you so you can reach your full potential and achieve your goals. No matter where you were born or what language you speak, we welcome you. No matter your skin color, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, economic status, age, ethnicity, culture, or ability, we welcome you.

We will constantly strive to provide a learning environment where you feel physically and emotionally safe, included, and respected. Our wonderful diversity makes ours a better, stronger, school system and community, and we call on everyone in the community to partner with us in supporting you. We’re glad you’re here!

Have a great school year!

SCHOOL BOARD ISD#535
Chair Cathy Nathan, Vice Chair Julie Workman, Clerk Karen MacLaughlin, Treasurer Dr. Jessica Garcia, Director Don Barlow, Director Jean Marvin, Director Justin Cook