State Monitor Public 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 on three issues to seek public comment.

    The first hearing will seek public comment on the existing statutory and regulatory authority of the Commissioner, the State Education Department, and the Board of Regents regarding school district governance and intervention under applicable State law and regulations.  The second public hearing will seek public comment on the academic performance of the district and the third public hearing will seek public comment on the fiscal performance of the District.

    These public hearings will assist the monitor as she develops a academic improvement and a fiscal plan for the district and supports the district’s development of its budgets beginning with the budget for 2021-22 school year.

Public Feedback Logs

Public Hearing Dates

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

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

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

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

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

How to Participate

  • To speak at the public hearing, please e-mail no later than 12:00 p.m. noon the day of the hearing. Speakers will be sent the Zoom Conferencing meeting number, password, and call-in information. Please provide in the subject line “Rochester State Monitor Public Meeting” and include in your email your name, position (e.g., parent, teacher, district resident), and any information you want to be part of the record of the public hearing.

    To observe the public hearing, you may access a live stream of the meeting at

    The public may submit public comment or testimony prior to the hearing via email to or via regular mail sent to:

    Attn: State Monitor Public Hearing
    131 West Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614

    Questions regarding the hearings may also be directed to

    During the Zoom hearing, persons who are providing public comment will be given three minutes to speak. If you need an accommodation to participate and/or view the public hearing, send your accommodation request to or call 585-262-8525.