Mayor Warren to Host Community Input Sessions to Discuss Rochester’s Schools


In response to New York State’s recent Distinguished Educator’s report, Mayor Lovely A. Warren will host a series of community input sessions this month to provide opportunities for the general public to discuss how they believe City Hall can help Rochester’s children succeed.

“It is my sincere goal to bring as many parents and community members together as I can to take part in this important conversation,” said Mayor Warren. “Mayoral partnerships can be an effective means to help children succeed in school, and I sincerely want to hear the community’s input on how they feel City Hall can help. As Frederick Douglass once said, ‘It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.’ By working together, we can take the necessary steps to ensure that we are building stronger children in Rochester.”

The Distinguished Educator’s report highlighted challenges in Rochester’s educational system. Over the past five years, Mayor Warren has worked with the Superintendent and community partners to improve preschool education, and she worked with School #17 to provide wrap-around services to make it a true community school, serving both the students and its surrounding neighbors. The Distinguished Educator’s report highlighted the success of these mayoral partnerships and the significant improvements seen in these areas.

The Mayor will host two input sessions for parents and one input session for other interested members of the community, along with a telephone town hall:

Parent Input Session #1: 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13 at the City Hall Atrium, 30 Church St. Free childcare provided and free parking in City Hall parking lot.

Community Stakeholder Input Session: 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17 at City Hall Council Chambers, 30 Church St.

Parent Input Session #2: 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 17, City Hall Atrium, 30 Church St. Free childcare provided and free parking in City Hall parking lot.

Telephone Town Hall: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18. By phone only (RSVP details below).

Those interested in participating in any of the input sessions are asked to RSVP to Mayor Warren’s Chief of Staff, Alex Yudelson at:

[email protected] or (585) 428-6271. They may also contact Yudelson to share their thoughts about where they believe our community should go from here, or to register for the Telephone Town Hall.
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