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
Members: 39
Latest Activity: May 4

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SWCC Education Committee Meeting are held on the 4th Wednesday at 6:00pm, On Zoom.  All are welcome.  Contact for the Zoom Link.

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Discussion Forum

19WCA Schools Committee Meeting - April 9,2024 on Zoom

Started by John Boutet May 4. 0 Replies

19th WCA Schools Committee Meeting MinutesApril 9, 2024Present: John Boutet, Jane Braband, Douglas Giebel, Josie McClary, Dr. Phyllis Moss, Sara Yaworsky, Bridget WilliamsDr. Moss opened the meeting by Zoom at 7:00 p.m and asked the members present…Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes on Zoom 2024-03-27

Started by John Boutet Apr 24. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, March 27, 2024, 6-7 pmFor Zoom Link, Contact John Boutet @ jboutet@frontiernet.netMinutes Posted on:…Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes on Zoom 2024-02-28

Started by John Boutet Feb 29. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, February 28, 2024, 6-7 pmFor Zoom Link for next meeting: Contact John Boutet @ jboutet@frontiernet.netPDF of Minutes:…Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes on Zoom 2024-01-24

Started by John Boutet Feb 27. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, January 24,20246-7:30 pm on ZoomFor Zoom Link to future meetings contact John Boutet @ jboutet@frontiernet.netMinutes Posted on:…Continue

SWCC Education Committee Minutes on Zoom 2023-11-22

Started by John Boutet Jan 24. 0 Replies

The Education Committee of the SW Common CouncilWednesday, 11/22/236-7:30 pm atFor Zoom Link, Contact John Boutet @ jboutet@frontiernet.netMinutes Posted on:…Continue

Rochester Coalition for Public Education 2023-11-10 Meeting on Zoom

Started by John Boutet Nov 21, 2023. 0 Replies

From: Dan Drmacich <>To: David Long,Sean Smith,Dave Atias,Eileen,David Kurtz and 76 moreSat, Nov 11 at 11:18 AM11/10/2023 Coalition Meeting MinutesAttendance: Howie Maffucci, Phyllis Moss, Chojy Schroeder, Henry Padron,…Continue

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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

Comment by Marian Boutet on March 7, 2016 at 8:00pm

-> Here's a podcast of John (Boutet) in an interview on Rochester Free Radio's The Broken Spear Vision 31 talking about the necessity of restoring neighborhood schools.  Please feel free to express your own thoughts on the subject here.

Comment by John Boutet on March 2, 2016 at 1:13am

The RCSD Board has chosen a search firm to find the next superintendent.

's D&C articles gives the details:  RCSD picks superintendent search firm

Comment by John Boutet on February 10, 2016 at 11:33pm

From Brittaney M. Wells:

Are you looking for a fun filled activity for your kids this February break

Send them to Biz Kid$ Camp!  Biz Kid$ is a fun, interactive camp that teaches kids ages 13 to 18 how to start their own business. For more information, please see the attachments to this email, or visit or call (585) 428 -7371, thank you!

Comment by John Boutet on February 8, 2016 at 6:42pm

-> Citizen Action of New York - Stand Up for Kids Campaign Will Confront Child Poverty w/  Progressive Birth-to-College Agenda

Comment by John Boutet on January 19, 2016 at 1:49am

-> The Buffalo News - Battled-tested as educator, Cimusz is lured by new city: Rochester

This article does a nice job of giving Linda Cimusz's background.

Comment by John Boutet on January 16, 2016 at 12:31am
Comment by John Boutet on January 10, 2016 at 1:36pm

->  What It Takes To Enhance African American Male Success In College.

Here is a great Hélène Biandudi Hofer interview with MCC President Anne Kress, MCC student Marcus Blythers, and MCC Alum and Vice President of Advancement for the Rochester Area Community Foundation and VP of Rochester City Council, Dana Miller:


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