Interschool Council (ISC)


The Interschool Council (ISC) is a unique forum for interaction between parent representatives, district staff and community groups serving our mutual school families. This forum fosters district-wide identity through the exchange of news and ideas. Participants explore questions with the intent to understand and share the context and perspective of decisions and events within our district. This council directly supports the Unified District Vision by engaging family and community members as partners.


The meetings provide an opportunity to network, share news and ideas, ask questions and understand current developments.  They also provide opportunities to compare and contrast practices between parent groups and boosters, and gather new ideas.  Meetings are attended by Superintendent Carlton Jenkins, district staff members and school board representatives.  Questions for the superintendent or staff are preferred 3-5 days in advance so answers can be researched and prepared.


Representatives include parents from individual schools and programs of Robbinsdale Area Schools.  These representatives act as communication liaisons between the district administration and their own schools, groups, or boosters.  Representatives attend PTA/PTO/Booster meetings to share meeting highlights and bring questions or concerns and accomplishments back to the council.

Getting Involved

Guest speakers are frequently invited, providing information that affects our entire district.  Past guests include district staff and representatives of Community Education, PRISM and Seven Dreams.

If you wish to be a guest speaker at an Interschool Council meeting, want to become an attending representative for your school or booster, or just want to listen in on a meeting, please contact one of the current co-chairs (Leslie Gentner and Aiysha Mustapha) at rdaleisc@gmail.com

Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of each month* from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Education Service Center (ESC) Boardroom. The ESC is located at the corner of 42nd and Winnetka Avenue.

*occasionally, holidays or back to school dates necessitate a different week.


Meeting Dates

Robbinsdale ISD 281 Interschool Council meets the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Education Service Center (ESC) Boardroom. (The ESC is located at the corner of 42nd and Winnetka Avenue.)

Meeting dates for the 2018-2019 Academic Year are:

September 12, 2018
October 10, 2018
November 14, 2018
December 12, 2018
January 16, 2019 
February 13, 2019 
March 13, 2019
April 10, 2019 
May 8, 2019

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to view agenda items and questions for the current school year.

Click here to view minutes for the current school year.

Click here to view an archive of agendas and minutes from past school years.

Who Can Come

Anyone interested in learning more about ISC is welcome to attend one of the meetings. 

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