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Quote of the Week

  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

    Martin Luther King

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  • Reminder-Don't forget to fill out the 2020 Census.

    The census determines the distribution of both federal and state aid to education. Inaccuracies in the census data can result in critical losses of education aid.

    Do our part to help get an accurate count! It take about 5 minutes to complete.

    MCSBA members can find Talking Points on the 2020 Census in the resource section of the members only tab.


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  • Information for Board of Education Candidates

    MCSBA was unable to hold their ususal prospecive candidates seminar due to the coronavirus outbreak. We did however prepare a document on "Frequently Asked Questions" about serving as a Board of Education member. There are 2 appendices one on the difference between the roles of a board member and a superintendent and another on potential governance issues board members can face.

    Please feel free to contact the MCSBA office with any additional information needs or questions.

    FAQ on Board Service

    Appendix A "Potential Challenges in School Governance"

    Appendix B "Role of the Board vs Role of the Superintendent"


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  •  Meeting Cancellations:

    As per NYS guidance, all in person MCSBA meetings through April 30 have been cancelled.

    This currently includes our April15 Information Exchange and April 29 Labor Relations meeting. Please monitor your email for further details on 2021 topics and meeting schedules.

    Up-dates will be posted as additional information is available. We thank you for your patience as we all try to navigated through the coronavirus outbreak safely.


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Position Papers

Education Highlights

  • Visit A Community Together (ACT) for Education for positive happenings in Monroe County public schools everyday.

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  • The National Association of Music Merchants ranked the Top Communities for music education. In 2019, nine school districts in Monroe County were listed: Brighton, Churchville-Chili, East Irondequoit, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Penfield, Pittsford, Rush-Henrietta, Webster and West Irondequoit.

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  • The US News and World Report rankings for NYS state schools have 6 Monroe County schools: Pittsford, Brighton, Penfield, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Fairport and West Irondequoit.

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  • The Washington Post listed seven Monroe County schools in the 100 most challenging schools in NYS: Pittsford Mendon High School, Brighton High School, Pittsford Sutherland High School, Webster Thomas High School, Honeoye-Falls Lima High School, West Irondequoit High School and East Irondequoit High School.

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  • The combined graduation rate for all of Monroe County Schools (NYSED, 2018) is 88%, higher than the national rate of 84% and the state average of 80%.

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  • According to Education Week’s 2016 "Quality Counts" report card, NYS schools rank 9th in the nation with a grade of B-, but for equity in K-12 achievement, NYS received an A- (this grade is based on both poverty achievement gaps and progress in closing those gaps).

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  • 2019 Essential Elements: Schools to Watch(EE:STW):

    The program, adopted in 2004, and entitled the Essential Elements: Schools-to-Watch Program (EE:STW) focuses on school improvement and recognition.  EE:STW recognizes schools that demonstrate continuous improvement and excel in the following four domains; academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity, and organizational structure. The program is non competitive and is designed to promote and guide the school improvement process as well as highlight characteristics of high performing schools with middle grades. 

    Baytrail MS, Penfield CSD
    Honeoye Falls Lima MS, HFL CS
    Johanna Perrin MS, Fairport CSD

    From 2018:

    Martha Brown MS, Fairport CSD
    Bay Trail M & Caulkins Road MS, Pittsford CSD
    Twelve Corners MS, Brighton CSD
    Victor Jr.HS, Victor CSD



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