Richfield School District rolls out newly independent community ed program

The Richfield School District is rolling out its new Community Education and Early Childhood Services program after splitting with Bloomington Schools to offer the services.

The Richfield School Board voted to end the longtime partnership last December, and the district will send its new Community Education catalog to residents Friday, Aug. 11, when registration begins. The catalog is also available at richfield.ce.eleyo.com.

Youth activities will be promoted at schools, too, with registration materials sent home with each student. To mark the new direction, Richfield Community Education recently unveiled a new logo.
An independently run program will allow a greater connection to the Richfield community and enhanced alignment of curriculum for participants ranging from pre-school age to adult, according to Richfield Schools.

New state funding for preschool and voluntary pre-kindergarten influenced the decision to bring the programming back to Richfield. On top of early childhood services, Community Education offers adult enrichment, after-school youth enrichment, non-school-day trips and activities, safety courses and more.

Programs take place mainly at Richfield Public Schools; Community Education’s office is located in the Central Education Center next to Richfield High School.

Throughout the year of redevelopment for the program, residents are encouraged to share their ideas or desire to get involved. Residents may email [email protected] or call 612-243-3000.