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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SWCC Education Committee Minutes 2020-05-27

Started by John Boutet May 28. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, May 27, 2020Zoom Meeting 6:00-7:30 pmHere are the meeting notes as a .pdf file: …Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes 2020-04-22

Started by John Boutet Apr 24. 0 Replies

SWCC Education Committee ZOOM Meeting4/22/20MinutesHere are the meeting notes as a .pdf file: SWCC Education Committee Minutes…Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes 2020-02-26

Started by John Boutet Mar 8. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, February 26, 20206-7:30 pm atArnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett BoulevardHere are the meeting notes as a .pdf file:…Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes 2020-01-22

Started by John Boutet Jan 27. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common Council Wednesday, January 22, 20166-7:30 pm atArnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett BoulevardMinutes Posted on:  …Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes 2019-11-27

Started by John Boutet Dec 4, 2019. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, November 27, 20196:00pm – 7:30pm atArnett Branch Library, 310 Arnett BoulevardHere are the meeting notes as a .pdf file:…Continue

19WCA Schools Committee minutes - November 5th, 2019

Started by John Boutet Dec 4, 2019. 0 Replies

Minutes of the November 5th, 2019 meeting ofThe 19th Ward Community Association Schools Committeeat 19WCA OfficeAttendees: Joe Baldino, John Boutet, John Laing, Douglas Giebel, Dan Ross, Jay RossSeptember minutesApprovedWrap-up of 9th annual…Continue

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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:

Comment by Mark Sweetland on April 7, 2017 at 12:42am

Best news I have seen on City School situation in 10 years.  Congratulations, Barbara, and I hope you have great success!

Comment by John Boutet on April 7, 2017 at 12:00am

Here is a great piece on Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams by Tim Macaluso of City Newspaper.  From what we have seen this is an accurate assessment.

Comment by Mark Sweetland on March 23, 2017 at 6:03am
Comment by John Boutet on January 22, 2017 at 1:26am

BETSY DEVOS>  In case the goings-on in Washington have you upset about what the perils are for education, here it is put to music:

This is the time for us to get involved with our schools and safeguard them.  Come to the January 25th SWCC Education Committee Meeting at the Arnett Library to learn about the change in design plan for School 16.  We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm.

Comment by John Boutet on January 6, 2017 at 11:29pm
Comment by John Boutet on November 4, 2016 at 5:21pm

Be sure to check out Justin Murphy's November 4, 2016 D&C article Rochester reshuffling public school buildings again .  Some of these changes may impact our elementary schools in the future.  After 16 is renovated it will be School 10's turn.  Where those School 10 students move for swing space will be an issue.  There is also the question of where our 19th Ward elementary students will go for junior high.  If Wilson Magnet now becomes 7-12 does that mean it becomes our destination of choice for 7 and 8?  We need to stay on top of what the district is doing and make sure if makes sense for our students.

Comment by John Boutet on May 19, 2016 at 3:52pm

-> Here is a great idea on how to get exercise in class!

Healthi Headlines - May 2016.eml


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