Rochester Board of Education

Meeting Schedule and Information

  • Board meetings are held monthly on the fourth Thursday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Members of the public are welcome. Meetings are held at District Office, 131 West Broad Street, Conference Room 3A/B.
    All meetings are open to the public and a portion of each agenda is set aside for speakers. To address the Board, call the Board of Education office at (585) 262-8525 by noon on the day of the meeting at which you wish to speak.
    More information about Board meetings are available in Boarddocs.


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    about the Rochester City School District, call
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Board Members

  • Van White

    Van Henri White, Board President

    Email: van.white@thelegalbrief.com
    Board Liaison to: Schools 17, 43, 50, 54, 57, Edison Career and Technical High School, East High School Upper School, East High School Lower School, and Youth and Justice Program
    Term Expires: December 2021

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  • Willa Powell, Vice President

    Willa Powell, Vice President

    Email: Willa.Powell@rcsdk12.org
    Board Liaison to: Schools 23, 25, 28, 33, 45, 46, 52, P-Tech High School Program, School Without Walls

    Term Expires: December 2019

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  •  Cynthia Elliot, Board Vice President

    Cynthia Elliott, Commissioner

    Email: cynthiaelliott1938@yahoo.com
    Board Liaison to: Schools 3,9,19, Leadership Academy for Young Men, Rochester International Academy, Vanguard Collegiate High School, and Integrated Arts and Technology High School
    Term Expires: December 2021

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  • Melanie Funchess, Commissioner

    Melanie Funchess, Commissioner

    Email: melanie.funchess@rcsdk12.org
    Board Liaison to:Schools 5, 34, 39, 44, Joseph C. Wilson Foundation Academy, Northeast College High and Northwest Junior High at the Douglass Campus, and LyncX Academy

    Term Expires: December 2018

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  • Dr. Elizabeth Hallmark, Commissioner

    Dr. Elizabeth Hallmark, Commissioner

    Email: Elizabeth.Hallmark@rcsdk12.org
    Board Liaison to: Schools 8, 12, 15, 35, 53, 58, School of the Arts, North S.T.A.R. Program
    Term Expires: December 2019

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  •  Beatriz LeBron, Commissioner

    Beatriz LeBron, Commissioner

    Email: beatriz.lebron@rcsdk12.org
    Board Liaison to:Schools 2, 7, 10, 16, 22, 29, James Monroe High School, and All City High School Program

    Term Expires: December 2018

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  • Natalie Sheppard, Commissioner

    Natalie Sheppard, Commissioner

    Email: Natalie.Sheppard@rcsdk12.org
    Board Liaison to: Schools 4, 20, RISE Community School (formerly 41), 42, Rochester Early College International High School, OACES Program, Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School, and Rochester Early Childhood Education Center

    Term Expires: December 2021

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