State Monitor Public Hearings

About the State Hearings

  • Earlier this year, a new law came into effect that directed the Commissioner of Education to appoint a Monitor to provide oversight, guidance, and technical assistance related to the academic and fiscal policies, practices, programs, and decisions of the Rochester City School District, the Board of Education, and the Superintendent. This law requires that the Monitor conduct public hearings to seek public comment on specific issues. Dr. Shelley Jallow is the State Monitor appointed to the RCSD.

    Hearings in June and July 2020 focused on three areas – governance and interventionacademic performance status, and fiscal performance status. Two further hearings in November 2020 focused on recommendations for the draft academic and fiscal plans.

    The purpose of all state monitor public hearings was to assist Dr. Jallow as she developed academic improvement and fiscal plans for the District and to support the District’s development of its budgets, beginning with the 2021-22 school year budget.

State Monitor Plans

Public Hearings

  • Rochester State Monitor Public Hearings
    All hearings take place via Zoom conferencing.

    November 30 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    Academics and Finances | Video

    November 18 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    Academics and Finances | Video | Slides

    June 25 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Governance and Intervention | Video | Slides

    July 8 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Academic performance status | Video | Slides

    July 22 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Fiscal performance status | Video | Slides

    All hearings were streamed live via Facebook, Youtube, and the District's website.

Reference Documents

Public Feedback Logs