Here are the meeting notes as a .pdf file: SWCC Education Committee Minutes 2018-04-25.pdf
The Education Committee of the SW Common Council
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30 to 8:00 pm at
Arnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett Boulevard
Pamela Bollar Aenon Church, 19th Ward
Delbra Brown D.A. Brown Consulting, 698-9833/317-4313, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eleanor Coleman YouthBuild, Inc. 224-5119, email@example.com
John Laing 19WCA Schools Comm & Sch #16 Vol, 235-5236, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Lenio Rochester Public Libraries (South District), 428-8272, email@example.com
Patricia Mosher RCSD #44, firstname.lastname@example.org
Moniek Silas-Lee RCSD #19, 607-738-1175, email@example.com
Adult Book Club, Women & Wisdom; monthly, Wed, 5:30-6:30
Homework Tutor every Wednesday, 4-6pm
Mix & Mingle for Teens & Kids; learn how to make a salad 4/30, 5-6
Job Fair 5/15, 3-5pm
Saturday Story Times every week, 1-1:30pm, Ages 2-5
Tail Waggin Tutors, 5/16, 4pm
Arts & Crafts every Tuesday 4:30pm, Ages 2-5
Teen Yoga, Thursdays 5/3 & 5/16, 3:15-4pm
Free Childbirth Education Classes Saturdays (what to expect), 5/12 & 5/19, 10-1 – REGISTRATION REQUIRED via firstname.lastname@example.org
Libraries undergoing an overall evaluation of all their facilities and encouraging feedback and input. Paper and online opportunities to provide input.
School #3 – Gail Evans
School #10 – Update
Nothing new; students will be moving for a year to accommodate their renovation
School #16 – Update – John Laing
ZIP CODE FEEDER INFORMATION WAS DISTRIBUTED. JOHN L. WILL ASK IF THIS CAN BE DONE FOR ALL SCHOOLS SO WE CAN HAVE A BETTER OVERALL PICTURE OF WHERE STUDENTS ARE COMING FROM AND WHERE THEY ARE GOING OUTSIDE THE NEIGHBORHOOD. This information would be helpful to school principals and administrative staff, especially in terms of expanding the community school concept. Bo Wright supplied the attendance by Zip code info for school 16:
School #16 should be available TO teachers 8/1.
Principal Selection Committee Discussion – Ernestine Brown, Parent Liaison, on 4/15 invited John L. and John B. to attend selection meetings on 4/17 and 4/18 at 4pm. John B. was on vacation. John L. reported that 3 candidates were interviewed 4/17 and 3 more were supposed to be interviewed the next day. John L. was able to attend for the first 2 interviews on 4/17 but then had a meeting with Board Member Beatriz Lebron that conflicted with the last interview; John L. told that if he couldn’t stay, he could not be part of the selection. Questions are pre-selected questions which are assigned to the interviewers; no follow-up questions.
Betsy Romson: Square Fair & School #16 - Please include info about SQ Fair on the Agenda for April 25 mtg. It is my hope that flyers can be given to all that attend SQ Fair pertaining to the opening of #16. I hope to return April 30 and to print the flyers if you and the group think well of this idea. Has any person mentioned opening #16 Playground this summer? Students could be hired under the supervision of City of Rochester Recreation. Flyers could also be given out about this at Sq Fair. Miss all of you. Betsy Romson email@example.com.
John L. noted that RCSD has disseminated postcards that show a picture of the gym from the Colgate St side and on the other side informs the community that that they will have access. The same marketing has been done for School #10.
School #19 – Update
Construction will move the main office to the front of the building as opposed to the long trek it currently takes to get to the main office; it will be ready before the 2018-19 school year starts. This is a safety and security issue but it will also include a much-welcome façade update.
School #29 Update - Joe Baldino - No update
Work w/ AQE/Metro Justice on Behalf of School #41 – Richard Codding - No update
School #44 Update
Policy of moving children from Pre-K to another school as opposed to letting them continue in the same school seems unreasonable; what about school choice and sibling preference? Displacement doesn’t make sense.
Wilson Commencement Update
Delbra Brown, consultant, tomorrow is Take Your Daughter to Work Day and as she is a Minority Women In Business (MWBE) member she is holding an event at Wilson tomorrow from 11-2 called “If You Can See It, You Can Be It.” Beatriz Lebron will attend to talk about the importance of education; other presenters include: Dorthea King Simpson, DEKS Consulting; Charlotte Thomas-Burch, Sensuous Satiables; Beverly Coley-McMillion, Beverly McMillion Realty.
Delbra has written a book based on her mother’s phrase, “If I Can’t Be the Cake, I Won’t Be the Crumz;” The concept is that you need to have to the right ingredients in the cake; presents the conversation of healthy communication for children. Play will be held 5/11 & 5/12, promptly at 7:30pm (doors open at 6pm; vendors onsite). Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door. (Sensuous Satiables is a ticket location.)
Can parts of play be brought to library branches? Delbra will connect with Jen as they have done this in the past and it would be good to expand it.
Wilson Foundation Update – Delbra Brown
May 5 – Rochester Black Authors Expo (see Facebook); 30+ authors in Cafeteria; fourth year its been done. Best student essay gets a monetary award. Power of writing and seeing black authors.
New Facebook page offering updated information on students and programs.
Very successful Job Fair at OACES today.
Open House, 5/9, 1-4pm, 30 Hart Street; student ambassadors will offer tours and information on OACES programs. There will also be a student panel discussion.
Youth Build teaches construction skills to 16-24 yr old at-risk youth and help them earn HSE; goal is to place them in construction jobs or higher education. 2 weeks of orientation and “mental toughness”; 6 weeks of classroom instruction; 5 weeks of on-site training. Recruiting now for next class which starts June 4. Jennifer will see if YouthBuild can be part of the 4/15 Job Fair.
Saturday Spelling Bee was a great success. Moniek noted that it was awesome to watch. UR Fraternity is involved and supportive.
Scribe Services: Eleanor Coleman, YouthBuild, Inc., 224 -5119, firstname.lastname@example.org
SWCC Education Committee Chair, John Boutet, 328-4271, email@example.com
19thWCA Schools Committee Chair, John Laing, 235-5236, firstname.lastname@example.org