June 19, 2019 06:26 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Next Tuesday is Primary Day in New York. News10NBC is highlighting the race for Rochester City School Board because it's important. The city school district is still struggling with graduation rates and facing a possible state takeover.
Each day this week, we'll highlight two school board candidates and their platform so you can make an informed decision on June 25.
Amy Maloy is a district parent and a Brighton social studies teacher.
"As a parent, I see the dysfunction that is the current board and I think we need to put our egos aside and work for the better of our families students and work together."
Maloy says Distinguished Educator Jaime Aquino's report revealed something she's already known as a parent to four Rochester City School District students — the board of education needs to work more efficiently.
"We need to make sure we have a board that can work collaboratively to problem solve," she said. "There won't be a single board member that brings everything to the table. It's about workign together."
As an educator for nearly 20 years, she says she can bring a unique perspective beneficial to children and families.
"I was really inspired to run for the board when I saw the only educator on the board is stepping down," Maloy said. "I think it's vital we include at least one full-time teacher or educator, and I'd like to fill that void."
Maloy believes if the state controls the district local power and community involvement will decrease.
"A state takeover takes control out of our local communities," she said. "There's no guarantee that won't result in more privatization of our public schools."
Updated: June 19, 2019 06:26 PM
Created: June 19, 2019 03:31 PM
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