SW Education Forum

This group is intended for use as a forum for discussing Education topics of interest to our SW Rochester community and for organizing information on our public schools, the RCSD and other education topics.

Location: Rochester, NY
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Rochester Coalition for Public Education 2022-05-13, 4:00-5:30 Zoom Meeting Minutes

Started by John Boutet May 15. 0 Replies

Dan Drmacich>To:David Long,Sean Smith,Dave Atias,Eileen,Deb Hanmer and 80 more...Sat, May 14 at 10:01 AMAttendance: David Long, Howie Maffucci, Chojy Schroeder, Don Bartalo, Lee Loomis, Joe Simson, Dan DrmacichDiscussion…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee Meeting Minutes - 7:00 pm May 3rd, 2022 by Zoom

Started by John Boutet May 4. 0 Replies

19th WCA Schools Committee Meeting May 3, 2022The May meeting was held by Zoom beginning at 7:00 p.m. on May 3.Present: John Boutet, Jane Braband, Charlotte Giebel, Douglas Giebel, Phyllis Moss, Jay and…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee Meeting Minutes - 7:00 pm April 5th, 2022 by Zoom

Started by John Boutet Apr 30. 0 Replies

19th Ward Schools CommitteeApril 5, 2022, 7:00pmPresent by Zoom: Phyllis Moss, Dan Ross, Jay Ross, John Boutet, Jane Braband, Shardai Bowman, Kelli Briggs, Sarah Yaworsky.Introductions were shared which included welcoming Ms. Bowman, Community…Continue

Rochester Coalition for Public Education 2022-04-29 Meeting Minutes

Started by John Boutet Apr 30. 0 Replies

From: Dan Drmacich <>To:David Long,Sean Smith,Dave Atias,Eileen,Deb Hanmer and 79 more...Sat, Apr 30 at 10:58 AMPresent: Howie Maffucci, Connie Flahive, Don Pryor, Joe Simson, Phyllis Moss, John Boutet, Don Bartalo,…Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes 2022-04-27

Started by John Boutet Apr 29. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, 4/27/226-7:45 pmFor future Zoom Link Contact John Boutet: jboutet@frontiernet.netVideo of this meeting is at: …Continue

19WCA Schools Committee Meeting Minutes - 7:00 pm March 1st, 2022 by Zoom

Started by John Boutet Apr 5. 0 Replies

19th Ward Schools Committee7:00 pm, March 1, 2022Present by Zoom: Joe Baldino, John Boutet, Douglas Giebel, Lee Loomis, Phyllis Moss, Jay and Dan Ross, Eva Thomas, Jason Wertz, Sarah Yaworsky.Dr. Phyllis Moss, chair of the committee, began the…Continue

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Comment by John Boutet on May 20, 2019 at 4:09pm

Extraction of Community Schools and Busing issues from Lovely Warren's Rochester 2034 Draft: Rochester 2034 - Community Schools - Busing.pdf

I extracted this 76KB pdf out of the huge 244,191KB Rochester 2034 draft.  She has incorporated most everything we have been fighting for in this draft regarding neighborhood/community schools and local busing!

Comment by John Boutet on May 15, 2019 at 11:28pm

-> Here is an interesting article:

In particular this caught my eye:

"And assuming that expanded learning can be credited for at least some of the improvement at community schools like School 17 and East Upper and Lower, some city officials are interested in seeing the district add more of them, too.

Ten more city schools will begin converting to the community school model in the coming academic year: Schools 10, 16, 19, 28, and 33; Wilson Foundation; Leadership Academy for Young Men; Edison Career and Technology High School; Integrated Arts and Technology High School; and Vanguard Collegiate High School. All are low-performing schools, according to the state."

Comment by John Boutet on May 15, 2019 at 11:16pm

Terry Dade has been chosen as our next Superintendent:

Comment by John Boutet on November 28, 2018 at 1:21am

Here are a couple of interesting articles from the D&C:

I should also note that while many of the Districts problems are of its own making or from the poverty and social issues it faces, many also come from State and Federal mandates and regulations which in some cases hurt effective teaching, are disruptive to schools in the District and hurt our neighborhoods.

Comment by John Boutet on November 5, 2018 at 3:08am
Comment by John Boutet on June 23, 2018 at 7:09pm

Check out this news on School 29: RCSD School No. 29 celebrates inclusion, Scroll down for all 6 parts

Comment by John Boutet on April 10, 2018 at 12:58am

-> 14611 & 14619 Census Data to calculate school age population.  Here is some data John Laing pulled together.


Comment by John Boutet on April 6, 2018 at 3:23am

-> Natalie Sheppard RCSD commissioner made a very passionate presentation at the March 29th School Board meeting.  It is worth listening to.

Comment by John Boutet on March 19, 2018 at 1:00am
Comment by John Boutet on February 23, 2018 at 4:55pm

Good news for opting students out of State Tests:


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