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Quote of the Week

  • What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all its children. John Dewey

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Save these Dates!

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

    The 2020 Census determines the distribution of both federal and state aid to education for the next 10 years. Inaccuracies in the census data can result in critical losses of education aid, at a time when the money is needed most.

    Do our part to help get an accurate count! It takes 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 June 3 have been cancelled.

    Board Presidents meeting via Zoom May 20th. Look in your email for details.

    MCSBA Annual Meeting is being conducted by email. Voting results are due June 22. Check with your Board Clerk or Beckie Schultz for details.

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

     

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Position Papers

Education Highlights

  • 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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  • 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 2020, Thirteen school districts in Monroe County were listed: Brighton, Brockport, Churchville-Chili, East Irondequoit, Greece, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Penfield, Pittsford, RCSD, Rush-Henrietta, Webster, West Irondequoit and Wheatland Chili.

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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
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    Twelve Corners MS, Brighton CSD
    Victor Jr.HS, Victor CSD

     

     

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