June 18, 2019 06:08 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.
Anthony Hall is a Rochester native from the northeast side. He works for the city as a youth gang intervention specialist.
"One of my main platform points is to bring community and family back into the district," Hall said.
He says he’d want to bring people from all over the community together to brainstorm. A political newcomer, Hall has read Distinguished Educator Jaime Aquino's report.
"The Distinguished Educator report basis was structural and systemic racism and we know this has existed in the district for numerous years," Hall said.
Hall would like to focus on doing more than just raising the graduation rate.
"To engage the students and have them prepared for higher education trade or just life in general, we as a community have to band together in order for them being prepared to be a reality."
He believes a state takeover of the school district would mean community losing their voice.
"There's a process in place," Hall said. "There's a board in place for a reason and I believe if you elect me I can be that voice on the board to make sure that the necessary things we need to get done and we need for our children and staff once again to be cohesive."
Updated: June 18, 2019 06:08 PM
Created: June 18, 2019 03:17 PM
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