The Education Committee of the SW Common Council

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

6:30 to 8:00 pm at

Arnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett Boulevard

Here are the meeting notes as a .pdf fileSWCC Education Committee Minutes 2018-12-26.pdf

Attendance:

Joe Baldino            School #29 Principal, 490-2245, joseph.baldino@rcsdk12.org

John Boutet           SWCC Education Committee Chair, 328-4271, jboutet@frontiernet.net

Eleanor Coleman   YouthBuild, OACES & ProsperRochester, 224-5119, eleanor.coleman@gmail.com

  1. Introductions

  1. Latest Development on Superintendent’s Selection 

    • Interim Superintendent will be Dan Lowengard; Linda Cimusz will be Chief of Staff.

  1. Review Developments in Aquino Report Reaction: Report Meetings, Mayor's Community Input Sessions,

Group Takeaways:

    • Superintendent Session

      • Not a job for someone who has never been a Superintendent before.

      • Doing a national search; it was noted that, in Texas, Superintendent makes $300,000; it will be hard to compete with Superintendent salaries across the country; RCSD is approximately $250,000.

      • Meetings have not had high attendance.

      • Several meetings are recorded and can be watched on the Internet

    • Aquino Report

      • Link to 12/13/18 Aquino Report: 2018 12 13 Aquino Report 1st Public Meeting

      • Busing not addressed in Aquino Report nor by School Board; State issue

      • Mayor invited to tonight’s meeting; hoping her Albany contacts might help move the busing issue forward

  1. School 3, 10, 16, 19, 29, 44 – Updates

    • School #29

      • On plan for school revitalization in 2019 (first round of Phase 3)

      • To Freddie Thomas for a year in June of 2020

      • Playground rehabilitation will be put on hold

      • Will keep half-court basketball court

      • Heating and AC units will be upgraded

      • Little Free Library in neighborhood across the street needs re-lamination on its door

      • Have many books left and supply can be replenished

    • School #44

      • Last we have heard, renovation would be in Phase 3 or 4.  There hasn’t been new talk about closing the school.  We don’t know if the RCSD shortfall might have an impact on that status.

      • Principal, Rodney Moore, positive about his new position; formerly principal of School #3

    • School #16

      • In February, hoping school will participate in 19th Ward’s Candlelight Dinners

  1. Wilson Commencement – Update

    • None.

  1. OACES, CFC YouthBuild – Updates

    • YouthBuild

      • Open House 12/13 at 121 Lincoln Ave was a great success; wide variety of attendees: neighbors, teachers, CFC staff, interested candidates, employers

      • Recruiting for next cohort to begin in mid-January.

      • John B. suggested speaking at School #44 parent meeting as school is located a block away from YB; Eleanor will also bring fliers to School #29

      • Though CFC YouthBuild starting in partnership with OACES, it currently operates independently from them. An agreement has been reached with REOC to provide high school equivalency resources.

      • YB Mentors work with students from beginning of program; part of their job is to help them get their driver’s licenses a common barrier to employment.

Scribe Services: Eleanor Coleman, YouthBuild & OACES/NEDP, 224 -5119, eleanor.coleman@gmail.com

SWCC Education Committee Chair: John Boutet, 328-4271, jboutet@frontiernet.net

19thWCA Schools Committee Chair: John Laing, 235-5236, jlang1@rochester.rr.com

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