City School District of New Rochelle
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February 28, 2020
National Expert On Facilities, Equity
To Visit
Mary Filardo, a nationally renowned authority on the importance of modern, high-quality school facilities in providing equity in education, will visit the City School District of New Rochelle, tour the school buildings and address the community in a Town Hall meeting next month.

Filardo, Executive Director of The 21st Century School Fund, will arrive on March 10. After she has examined the sites with District Director of Facilities Carl Thurnau, she will address the community as part of a panel on March 11 at 7 p.m. in the District’s Central Administration on the second floor of City Hall, 515 North Ave.

Also joining the panel will be Dr. Rick Timbs, the executive director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium in Syracuse, N.Y. The talk will be called, “Educational Equity and Public Infrastructure.”

“A lot of research shows that the quality of a school building impacts student achievement, teacher retention and the opportunities available to students in the school,” Filardo said.

In New Rochelle, she will examine improvements made across the District by the $106.5 million construction bond approved by voters in 2016. That work is being carried out in four phases that bring renovations and enhancements to all 10 school buildings in the District.

In 1994, Filardo founded The 21 st Century School Fund “to provide the District of Columbia and other urban communities with leadership, innovative financing solutions, research, and public policy analysis of school facility issues,” according to the organization’s website. The fund, the website reads, “is dedicated to building the public will and capacity to modernize public school facilities so they support high quality education and community revitalization.”

“We are lucky to have someone of Mary Filardo’s caliber take the time to offer her insight and expertise on how the improvements benefit students, and what further work is needed,” Thurnau said. “The panel discussion will be a great opportunity to hear from recognized experts on the importance of continued efforts to revitalize our schools and community through public school facility improvements.”
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Dates to Remember
●           Saturday, February 29: Black History Month Celebration, Whitney Auditorium, NRHS, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

●          Monday, March 2: Half Day, Elementary Schools

●         Monday, March 2: Trinity Read-a-Thong/Dr. Seuss Day

●        Monday, March 2: Davis PTA-Sponsored Teacher’s Luncheon

●         Monday, March 2: Jefferson PTA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

●         Monday, March 2: All-County Chorus Rehearsal, Sleepy Hollow High School, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

●         Tuesday, March 3, Barnard PTA Book Fair Begins

●         Tuesday, March 3, Davis Authors’ Day Grades K-2

●        Tuesday, March 3, Board of Education Meeting, Jefferson Elementary School. Public portion begins 7 p.m.

●         Wednesday, March 4, Progress Reports for Students Grades 6-12
●         Wednesday, March 4: All-County Chorus Rehearsal Snow Date, Sleepy Hollow High School, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

●        Thursday, March 5: Davis Authors’ Day Grades 3-5

●        Thursday, March 5: All-County Band Rehearsal, Ann Dorner Middle School, Ossining, 3:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.  

         Thursday, March 5, NRHS NAHS Induction Ceremony, 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

●        Thursday, March 5: All-County Orchestra Rehearsal, NRHS, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

         Friday, March 6: Columbus and Webster Magnet Application Deadline, 4:30 p.m.

         Friday, March 6: Ward School Spirit Day

         Friday, March 6: Barnard PTA Book Fair Family Night, 6:30 p.m.

         Saturday, March 7: Area All-County Orchestra Concert, SUNY Purchase, 11 a.m.

         Saturday, March 7: Area All-County Chorus Concert, SUNY Purchase, 4 p.m.