Updated: 06/28/2014 7:03 PM
Created: 06/28/2014 5:39 PM WHEC.com
Hundreds of students graduated from East High on Saturday morning, but it was also a big day for the school itself. It’s the last graduating class to walk across the stage before East High School undergoes some major changes.
Tuesday marks the deadline for the University of Rochester to submit its plan to take over the school, but School Board President Van White says he hopes good news will come on Monday. He says negotiations between the school district and University of Rochester are wrapping up.
“I’m confident we can do that. I think today provides additional motivation for us to do what is right and to continue on this fine tradition of graduating kids,” said White.
Low graduation rates have been a concern at East High School. Officials say if the University of Rochester takes over, graduation rates will be their number one priority.