School Buildings

City Comprehensive Plan and the Schools

Someday a Downtown School? Over the past several years I’ve had a few informal conversations with the superintendent and a city colleague about the possibility of a downtown school someday, perhaps in conjunction with Destination Medical Center (DMC).  If it were to be seriously considered, my vision of a downtown school would be to sustainably serve… Continue reading City Comprehensive Plan and the Schools

Student Programs

Special Education Funding

Rochester Public Schools receives State and Federal dollars which partially fund Special Education.  The remaining funds come from the General Fund of the School District, which is the bulk of the budget. If the State and Federal governments were to fully fund Special Education, Rochester Public Schools would receive about $18M additional funding annually.  If… Continue reading Special Education Funding