Committees give recommendations to Rochester Board of Education

Posted at: 03/04/2014 10:55 PM
Updated at: 03/04/2014 11:31 PM

The Rochester Board of Education heard recommendations from four special committees that came together in January.

Each committee was assigned a different topic, and Tuesday night they presented their suggestions.

Here are a couple of them.

The group assigned to student achievement called for establishing an office of social justice.

The group looking into ways to engage parents more wants the Board of Education members to establish office hours at each school, so they can serve as board liaisons.

News10NBC talked with a parent and a teacher about the recommendations they heard Tuesday night. One feels like there needs to be more help for students now.

“We have a lot of students who need solutions now, and these look like something that's going to be rolled out in the next two to three to four years, but how is it going to impact my students now,” said Josh Mack, RCSD teacher.

“I think they have very good recommendations. Sometimes I feel we need to start off with something that is very simple, as in just implementing the little things that give our children the motivation to grow and learn,” said Tamayia Betts, city resident.

These recommendations will now be rolled out to the full school board for discussion and a vote. School Board President Van White says he believes at least half of these recommendations are feasible, and could be implemented immediately.