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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Board Members

  • Van White

    Van Henri White, Board President

    Board Liaison to: Schools 19, 36, 41, 50, 54, 57, North STAR Program, Vanguard Collegiate High School, Youth and Justice Program

    Term Expires: December 2017

    Comments (-1)
  •  Cynthia Elliot, Board Vice President

    Cynthia Elliot, Vice President

    Board Liaison to: Schools 2, 3, 10, 22, Leadership Academy for Young Men, Rochester International Academy, School Without Walls Commencement Academy, and Young Mothers & Interim Health Academy

    Term Expires: December 2017

    Comments (-1)
  • Mary Adams

    Mary Adams, Commissioner

    Board Liaison to: Schools 25, 28, 45, 46, Montessori Academy, Native American Resource Center, Northeast College Preparatory High School, and Northwest College Preparatory High School

    Term Expires: December 2019

    Comments (-1)
  •  Malik Evans, Commissioner

    Malik Evans, Commissioner

    Board Liaison to: Schools 4, 8, 20, 42, 43, Preschool-Parent Program, Rochester Early College High School, Wilson Commencement Academy, and Wilson Foundation Academy

    Term Expires: December 2019

    Comments (-1)
  • Jose Cruz, Board Commissioner

    José Cruz, Commissioner

    Board Liaison to: Schools 7, 15, 23, 34, and 35, Edison Career and Technology High School, James Monroe High School, P-Tech Pathways to Technology Program

    Term Expires: December 2017

    Comments (-1)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Hallmark, Commissioner

    Dr. Elizabeth Hallmark, Commissioner

    Board Liaison to: Schools 5, 9, 12, 17, 58, East High School, Family Learning Center, and Integrated Arts and Technology High School

    Term Expires: December 2019

    Comments (-1)
  • Willa Powell, Commissioner

    Board Liaison to: Schools 16, 29, 33, 44, 52, Florence Brown Pre-K Center, School of the Arts

    Term Expires: December 2019

    Comments (-1)