Rochester City School District
News Release
July 30, 2019
Editor Contact:
Carlos Garcia
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Statement from Superintendent Terry J. Dade
Our Rochester family is deeply saddened by the death of James Monroe High School student Ja’Vir Hampton. Ja’Vir would have entered the 8 th grade this September and was also a member of the Monroe football team. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the entire Monroe school community. 

Grief counselors will be available at Monroe for the remainder of this week, Wednesday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm, with counseling services available again at the start of the school year in September. 

There is no greater tragedy than the loss of a child, and I know that our entire RCSD school community joins me in expressing condolences to Ja’Vir’s family.

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