Rochester City School District
News Release
February 1, 2019
Editor Contact:
Carlos Garcia
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12 Schools Must Make Significant Gains in Student Achievement
Editors: The District is working hard to make sure all families of Receivership schools are aware of these meetings. Please help us by highlighting the attached schedule on your websites and in your coverage.
Rochester, NY – Twelve school communities identified as Receivership schools by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) will conduct public hearings between February 5 and February 12, 2019. At these hearings, families, teachers, administrators, and staff will discuss the Receivership law and begin development of improvement plans. These meetings are working sessions where attendees will review draft improvement plans and discuss ways in which the community can work together for positive change.

On January 17, NYSED announced new accountability determinations as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and New York’s ESSA plan. Ten newly identified Receivership schools were in Priority status during the 2017-18 school year and are now newly identified as Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools. This cohort of schools is placed into Superintendent Receivership and must show Demonstrable Improvement beginning with the 2019-20 school year or will be placed into independent Receivership. These 10 schools are Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10, John Walton Spencer School No. 16, Dr. Charles T. Lunsford School No. 19, Henry Hudson School No. 28, John James Audubon School No. 33, Joseph C. Wilson Foundation Academy, Edison Career and Technology High School, Integrated Arts and Technology High School, Leadership Academy for Young Men, and Vanguard Collegiate High School. ( NYSED ANNOUNCES ACCOUNTABILITY STATUS FOR RCSD SCHOOLS )

The District is proud of two schools that have made Demonstrable Improvement over the past three years, but remain in Receivership. These schools are James Monroe High School and Northeast High School. 

During this improvement period, the District Superintendent acts as the receiver, with the authority to change staffing, schedules, curriculum, and other fundamentals to improve student achievement.

Click here for a complete list of public hearing dates.

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