City School Governance Reform
Mayor Robert J. Duffy is advocating for a change in Rochester City School District governance to enact mayoral accountability of the District.
"It is time to halt decades of failure and low graduation rates," Mayor Duffy said. "Our priorities must shift to the needs of our children. The educational system must be held accountable and I am stepping forward as the person who will be held accountable. I want the buck to stop at my desk."
On January 28, Mayor Duffy released the first draft of several formal reports on the case for School Governance Reform through Mayoral Accountability, pledging to improve student achievement and graduation rates, build communities around neighborhood schools and save taxpayer dollars by eliminating wasteful redundancies in the City government and School District budgets.
Mayor Duffy will direct a vigorous community education effort on the proposed School Governance amendment. A series of four Voice of the Customer community forums on school governance will be held in each quadrant.
Links to reports, news releases and other pertinent documents regarding School Governance Reform