June 24, 2019 08:44 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — 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 have highlighted two school board candidates and their platform so you can make an informed decision on June 25.
Beatriz LeBron has been in the human services field for 18 years and is an active parent. She was appointed to Rochester City School District Board of Education in 2018 then elected.
"One thing being a parent in this district so long has given is a lot of insight into previous superintendents and their ability to lead," LeBron said. "I believe very strongly in Terry Dade. I think that he is someone who is going to be someone who is strategic and analytical."
She has already been outspoken about making what she says are productive changes on the board.
"I do think we need to have a strategic plan so that we're all going in the same direction, and that's one of the problems now," LeBron said. "We can't all achieve the same goal walking in different directions."
When it comes to the Distinguished Educators Report, she says Jaime Aquino reinforced what was already known.
"I was agreeing with the distinguished educator and I gave further examples to clarify what some of the things in his report were saying," LeBron said.
She says state lawmakers have already said they wouldn't be in favor of a plan for mayoral control of the district or a state takeover.
"As a taxpayer, I don't want to be focused on a solution that is not possible and that doesn't exist," LeBron said.
Updated: June 24, 2019 08:44 AM
Created: June 21, 2019 04:36 PM
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