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.

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19WCA Schools Committee Meeting Minutes - 7:00 pm October 5, 2021 by Zoom

Started by John Boutet. Last reply by John Boutet Nov 1. 2 Replies

19WCA Schools Committee Meeting Minutes7:00 p.m., October 5, 2021 by ZoomPresent by Zoom:Jane Braband, Melody Bishop (Site Coordinator School 19), John Boutet, Charlotte and Douglas Giebel, Phyllis Moss (Chair 19WCA Schools Committee), Jay and Dan…Continue

SWCC Education Committee minutes - September 22, 2021

Started by John Boutet Oct 8. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common Council9/22/21, 6-7:30 pmFor Zoom Link, Contact John Boutet @ jboutet@frontiernet.netPDF of Minutes:…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee minutes - September 7th, 2021

Started by John Boutet Sep 29. 0 Replies

19th Ward Schools Committee 7:00 p.m., 7 September 2021 by ZoomA video of meeting can be found at Present by Zoom: Joe Baldino (Principal School 29), Melody Bishop (Site…Continue

Rochester Coalition for Public Education 2021-05-14 Meeting Minutes

Started by John Boutet Sep 18. 0 Replies

Attendance: Connie Flahive, Diane Watkins, John Strazzabosco, Chojy Schroeder, Don Bartalo, John Boutet, Tom Hernandez, Caterina Leone-Mannino, Howie Maffucci, Dan Drmacich{4:00 – 5:30pm, Invitation went to 81 guests.}Discussion & Decisions:1.…Continue

SWCC Education Committee minutes - Agust 25, 2021

Started by John Boutet Sep 18. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, August 25, 20216-7:10 pmA PDF of this meeting can be found here: SWCC…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee minutes - July 6th, 2021

Started by John Boutet Aug 12. 0 Replies

19th Ward Schools Committee7:00 p.m., July 6, 2021 by ZoomPresent by Zoom: John Boutet, Phyllis Moss, Jay and Dan Ross, Moniek Silas-Lee, Sarah Yaworsky, Clayton Waller, Lee Loomis, Douglas and Charlotte GiebelJohn Boutet introduced our new chair,…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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