Here are the meeting notes as a .pdf file: SWCC Education Committee Minutes 2018-05-23.pdf
The Education Committee of the SW Common Council
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
6:30 to 8:00 pm at
Arnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett Boulevard
John Boutet SWCC Education Committee Chair, 328-4271, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elyette Clyburn Center for Youth/School#3, email@example.com
Eleanor Coleman YouthBuild & ProsperRochester, 224-5119, firstname.lastname@example.org
Collier-Santos, Shaunta RSMP, 530-9318, email@example.com
Paula Givens School #16 Teacher, 325-0935, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Lenio Rochester Public Libraries (South District), 428-8272, email@example.com
Travis Miller RSMP, 512-3816, tmiller@savineengineers
Steven Rebholz SWBR Architects, 232-8300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Karla Roberts Acting School #16 principal, phone, email@example.com
Jeff Sciortino X-Cats, 461-1156, firstname.lastname@example.org
The full meeting with an abridged slide show of the construction is here: https://youtu.be/iqcyMe8gLWI
School #3 – Elyette Clyburne, Community Liaison
Have met with the architect team; in roll-out phase.
Currently looking at student needs assessments.
School #10 – Update – Travis Miller (RSMP)
Renovating and reopening School 10 in the fall of 2019 will probably not be possible; Smart Bond Funding snag means $2.3 million from State is not yet in hand which it must be for overall plan to be approved. That delays putting out to bid until late summer, early fall; in turn completion of renovations is delayed to December 2019. School policy says no renovated school is to start in mid-schoolyear.
Majority of the funding comes from Rochester Joint School Construction Board; Smart Bond comes through RCSD, with a focus on removing portables and replacing them with permanent structures. Approvals for both streams of funding are necessary to move forward; can’t start the work until all the funding is secured.
School #16 – Update – Paula Givens (School #16 Teacher) & Travis Miller (RSMP)
SBP Team interviewed for principals. Recommendation has been made; awaiting School Board approval.
Renovation project status: On schedule for students to start immediately after Labor Day; will be presenting to School #16 parents at Freddie Thomas. Project was accelerated from18 months to 14 months. Workers are on site 6 days a week, including Saturdays; not conducive to having tours go through the building at this time.
Travis provided visual presentation showing the site plan. Full video of presentation: https://youtu.be/lnRI3irmAV8
Most window replacements are done.
Major masonry reconstruction needed on parapet (top of wall above the roof line); other minor reconstruction needed. Entire roof and 70% of parapet reconstructed.
Street will be wider with the introduction of a recess for buses to park.
A lot of the building is made of wood and some needed replacement.
New Pre-K wing connects with Kindergarten and are contained; attractive color wall mosaic stripe will be carried out through the entire school.
Workforce and business diversity goals - 22% minority; 8% women. Current contracts: minority 17%, women 10%, disadvantaged 3%, small business 3%.
Had to change railings to meet new legal requirements.
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing, which already existed, was replaced with new.
What will be air conditioned? - main office, library, 3 classrooms, computer closets, offices and a computer lab with no windows. Air conditioning costs $38 million and additional funds would have to be raised; school has a central system from which all rooms could be air conditioned.
Former gym will be converted to a library (center of building). Natural wood kept.
Renovated cafeteria has windows; previously cafeteria was a multi-purpose room also used as a gym. About 200 students per 3 lunch seating.
Gym has a stage.
Preservation Board has asked that one set of the rooms that were part of the building in 1920 be kept as a “Legacy Classroom”,retaining the old woodwork and cabinets; that room is one of the 3 air-conditioned classrooms which can be available for the after-hours activities.
School #19 –Update - Monique Silas Lee
School #29 Update - Joe Baldino
Work w/ AQE/Metro Justice on Behalf of School #41
In receivership; will close and reopen as a community school with a new principal. They were able to shield the autism classes avoiding teacher changes to these classes. Elsewhere in the school as much as 50% of teachers may change. The District made the best of bad options dictated by the State.
School #44 Update – Donna Gattelaro-Anderson, Principal; from Karen Lahr, Teacher
Wilson Commencement Update - Jeff Sciortino
Wilson became an Application school 3 years ago – Students must apply with an essay and include in the essay why you want to go to Wilson, adopt at least one IB learner trait. Had 150, 122, 255 applicants.
Students who are challenging the regents to accelerate themselves in math.
Thinking about bringing some 7 and 8 - graders to Wilson Commencement. Building is not set up for this age group so they are considering renovations.
Open House, 5/9, very success. Student Ambassadors provided tours and information about OACES programs.
Youth Build teaches construction skills to 17-24 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. Next class starts June 4.
James Monroe High School Project nearing completion featuring significant reconstruction. Brochure containing the Modernization Plan was distributed.
Resume workshop every Tuesday from 5-6pm
Free TASC Tutoring every Thursday from 4-6pm
Free TASC tutoring every Monday, 12:30-2:30
Computer Tutor every Monday 4-5; register first – 428-8214 or stop by the library to sign up
Storytimes for Ages 2-5 every Sat 1-1:30 & Tuesday 11:15-11:45
Library is still taking surveys to guide the direction of their Facilities Master Plan; help decide what the branches should look like in the next 10 years by completing their survey. Should they be co-located? Are they in the right neighborhoods? What services should be provided?