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Voters choose 4 to serve on Rochester City School Board

June 25, 2019 11:17 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Out of 10 candidates for the Rochester City School Board, voters chose four in Tuesday's Democratic primary.

Beatriz, LeBron, Willa Powell, Amy Maloy, and Ricardo Adams were elected to serve four-year terms on the Rochester City School District Board of Education starting in January 2020.

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The city school district is still struggling with graduation rates and facing a possible state takeover.

“It is good in a way that we can pull the public to find out where they stand on this issue but regardless, we’re going to all work together. I think that it’s not just about the school board, we’re going to work with City Council, gonna work with the mayor, government officials and with parents to make sure we're implementing policies that are best for children," said Maloy. 

"The state is never the option, never and so, I'll still be reaching out to everybody who ran for the school board this time and trying to get everybody's input. It's not just working with the people on the board, I'll be trying to work with people who didn't get elected tonight," said Ricardo Adams. 

In November, there will be another question on the ballot when it comes to Rochester education. The question will be, should the state take over the city school district and appoint a new board of education. 

Those elected Tuesday night will have that looming over their heads.

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