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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Discussion Forum

Would it be ethical for NY State to keep poor parents out of their child's school?

Started by John Boutet on Sunday. 0 Replies

Was that an easy "NO!!" for you?  I agree!  Unfortunately that is precisely what is happening with the busing reimbursement formula NY State has.  We can say we blundered into this situation, but once we realize what is happening, it is OUR…Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes 2019-02-27

Started by John Boutet Mar 8. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, February 27, 20196:30 to 8:00 pm atArnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett BoulevardThe video of this meeting can be viewed at:…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee minutes - September 11, 2018

Started by John Boutet Feb 16. 0 Replies

Minutes of the September 11th, 2018 meeting ofThe 19th Ward Community Association Schools CommitteeAttendees: John Boutet, John Laing, Jay Ross, Dan Ross, Sarah Yaworski, Ernestine Brown, Moiet James, Brianna Dean, Redell Freeman, Lee LoomisAugust…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee minutes - August 14, 2018

Started by John Boutet Feb 16. 0 Replies

Minutes of the August 14th, 2018 meeting ofThe 19th Ward Community Association Schools CommitteeAttendees: John Boutet, John Laing, Jay Ross, Dan Ross, Sarah Yaworski, Joe Baldino, Mary Romsom, Carla Roberts, Ernestine BrownJuly minutesSharedSchool…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee minutes - July 10, 2018

Started by John Boutet Feb 16. 0 Replies

Minutes of the July 10th, 2018 meeting ofThe 19th Ward Community Association Schools CommitteeAttendees: John Boutet, John Laing, Sarah Yaworski, Joe Baldino, Moiet James, Julie Philipp (D&C), Benny Calderon (D&C), June minutes ApprovedNew…Continue

School 19 Community Engagement Team (CET) #1 and Receivership Hearing Feb 6, 2019

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by John Boutet Mar 5. 1 Reply

CET (Community Engagement Team) MeetingWednesday, Feb 6, 2019, 5:00 pmSchool 19Video of part of the CET meeting is at: PresentationFeedback OpportunityWhat is…Continue

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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:

Comment by John Boutet on January 30, 2018 at 3:38am

->    Good article by Justin Murphy on Path Forward options:

RCSD considers placement changes as part of 'Path Forward'

The demographic study of the city is an important piece of information to look at the best way forward.

You can also check this link:

Pathways/Response for Student Assignment in the RCSD

Second Draft 01-22-2018

Comment by John Boutet on December 9, 2017 at 12:44pm

Here is a great video about two school districts:

Comment by Mark Sweetland on May 5, 2017 at 6:12am

Very good article about new school superintendent, from D&C:


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