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Alternative Learning

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Student Services and Alternative Learning Department provides the following services for our students and families:
  • ​Attendance and Truancy Intervention​
  • Student Discipline (Student Character Development) – (Student Code of Conduct)
  • Alternative Education
  • Parent and Student Rights (Parent/Student Handbook)

Parent/Teacher Advisory Committee
The Parent/Teacher Advisory Committee holds meetings in January and​ February to review the Rockford Public Schools Student Code of Conduct. These meetings include students, parents, teachers, principals, central office administration, and community residents.​​​​

 Illinois Social Emotional Standards

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The Student Services & Alternative Learning Department consists of student attendance, student character development, 
and alternative learning professionals. Our services encompass all grade levels in support to our school administrators in 
ensuring quality educational services are extended to all students. We know that Alternative Learning is a perspective and 
our academic interventions are aligned to essential pathways which lead to College and Career Readiness for all students 
served. We are committed to assisting principals, teachers, and parents in maintaining positive learning environments conducive to student academic achievement and social development. 

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Angela Hite-CarterExecutive Director, Student Services and Alternative Learning815-966-5251hitecaa@rps205.com
Jacquelina SantillanOffice Professional815-967-3966jacquelina.santillan@rps205.com
Betty BrowningExecutive Assistant815-967-8401betty.browning@rps205.com
Reuben CooperDirector of Compliance815-966-2186cooperr@rps205.com
Alex BrewingtonDirector of Student Support815-967-7132brewina@RPS205.COM
Gene LeeConnected Schools Trainer/Student Support Supv.815-489-7256leeg@rps205.com
Anthony WilsonConnected Schools Trainer/Student Support Supv815-721-0635anthony.wilson@rps205.com
Nilla CadengoEast Attendance Specialist815-489-7365cadengn@rps205.com
Fran SargentAuburn Attendance Specialist815-966-3300sargenf@rps205.com
Mary Ellen CommareElementary & Middle School Attendance Supervisor815-986-1947 Ext. 214commarm@rps205.com
Ron LyfordSite Director, Innovative Learning Center and Fit For Life Alternative Learning Programs815-977-3766rlyford@ombudsman.com
James WestinJuvenile Detention Center815-282-6878 Ext. 3westinj@rps205.com
Charles WhiteJuvenile Detention Center815-282-6878 Ext. 3whitec@rps205.com
George JohnsonJuvenile Detention Center815-282-6878 Ext. 3george.johnson@rps205.com
Angelina BuaAdult Education Specialist815-966-3250angelina.bua@rps205.com
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