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  • All newly elected first-time school board members are required by NYS law to complete six hours of training on school district governance within their first year of board service. MCSBA has always provided training for new school board members and is an approved state provider of this training.

    Veteran school board members seeking a review of this material are also welcome to attend!

    Register for New School Board Member Governance

    Topics include:

    - Powers, Functions and Duties of Boards of Education

    - Role of the Superintendent

    - Powers and Duties of Other Governing and Administrative Authorities

    - School Board Finance & Business Responsibilities

    - School Board Responsibilities as Elected Officers for Communications

    - School Board Responsibilities for Employee Relations

    - Extra session: Child Abuse and Mandated Reporter Training

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  • Go to the ACT for Education website:


    A Community Together (ACT) for Education (


    Current board members share their thoughts on the role of a board, its impact on culture and climate, important responsibilities, and rewarding experiences.

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



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