In a recent D&C report, RCSD superintendent hopeful Luvelle Brown said, “. . . he has received several job offers. He said part of his motivation for staying in Ithaca is the fact that his young children recently began school there.”
“While the other opportunities may be enticing or sound good … the two most important students in this state and in this country, for me, are living in my house,” he said.
An Excellent decision.
Why would anyone who has children want to move to the worst school district in the state?
Not even Rochester’s Board members want their children to attend RCSD schools.
The Rochester City School District is the worst in the state due to its leadership. It rejects any relevant change to its policies and procedures while budgeting first for administrative salaries and then for educational opportunity.
Transparency has been eliminated from the Superintendent selection process and once again the Board has turned their backs on parents and community members.
Even when the process was “transparent” and the community was “allowed” to meet and interview prospective candidates, the community voice was ignored time and time again until it was silenced.
The RCSD Board of Education is comfortable in its reign because the community refuses to vote for new leadership that may possibly work towards the educational success of our children and not the increased salaries of its administration.
Dr. Brown made a parental decision to stay in Ithaca, not a financial one.
Our School Board, new members notwithstanding, is only interested in making financial decisions that culminate in the failure of our children and an increase in their budget.
When we change the educational leadership of the Rochester City School District we may be able to change the direction of our efforts towards success.
Our children deserve a system of education dedicated to providing a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their individual gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens that will be more concerned with their children’s educational success than their financial prowess.
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