RCSD Superintendent outlines expectations in “State of our Schools” address

Posted at: 02/06/2013 11:09 AM
Updated at: 02/06/2013 11:31 PM

Rochester City School Superintendent Dr. Bolgen Vargas gave his “State of of our Schools” address Wednesday night.

The address was held at All City High School on Ridgeway Avenue.

Vargas spoke about prioritizing areas money should go toward as part of the District's strategic plan.

He also talked about cutting transportation costs. Vargas says the District  currently spends $60-million on transportation alone.

Vargas spoke about the success of those students who attend class every day.

The City School District is dealing with a truancy issue. On Tuesday News10NBC found out nearly 30-percent of City School students have missed two or more weeks of school this year.

Superintendent Vargas spoke about expectations from the District as well as its students.

"We want to have higher expectations and we expect every child to be in school every day, put in their best effort and behave,” he said.

Vargas says he also wants to close five school buildings and extend school hours.