Rochester City School District

Fiscal Uncertainty as School Year Begins

New York schools are beginning this year with less state aid and a delay in payment that was originally scheduled for September 1.

Rochester Mayoral Control Debate Gets National Attention

The Wall Street Journal takes an in depth look at mayoral control of schools in cities and Rochester is one of the cases examined in the article.

State Testing Results Show Dramatic Decline

New York State Education Department numbers show a dramatic decline in test scores across the state and here in Western New York.

EEOC Complaint Against RCSD May Not be Admissable in Court

A recent ruling against the Rochester City School District by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has led to a lawsuit by a former longtime employee.

Mayoral Control Moves to Next Step in Senate

The New York State Senate will take up the debate over the proposed legislation for mayoral control of Rochester schools after the Assembly passed the measure.

Mayoral Control Public Hearing

A large turnout packed City Council Chambers for a public hearing on proposed legislation to give control of city schools to the mayor.

Lawsuit Threatened Over Mayoral Control

School Board Vice President Van White says he will submit a legal challenge to mayoral control legislation if it is passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Paterson.

Stories of Success Inside the RCSD

With all the controversy surrounding Rochester City Schools, there are stories of success in the classroom.

Public Hearing on Mayoral Control on Friday

The State Assembly's Education Committee will hold a public hearing on the proposed legislation that will give control of Rochester schools to the mayor.

Mayoral Control Legislation Introduced by Governor

Governor David Paterson has introduced legislation that would give the Mayor of Rochester control over the Rochester City School District.