State Education Department on possible takeover of RCSD: 'The status quo cannot continue'

May 24, 2019 12:18 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The State Education Department is responding to reports about a potential plan for the state to take control of the Rochester City School District.

Emails from Regents Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown outline a proposal to oust the school board. The state would then appoint a new board and superintendent.     

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The State Education Department issued the following statement Friday:

“As we have said over the past several months, we are extremely concerned with the dire situation at the Rochester City School District. We are having conversations with state and local elected officials, union officials and community leaders to determine the best path forward to improve teaching and learning for all students. No decisions have been made and all options continue to be on the table. One thing is clear, the status quo cannot continue. To do so would be a disservice to Rochester’s children.”


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