Updated 11/02/2012 12:31 PM
Parents React to Possible RCSD School Closings
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The Rochester City School District sent a letter home to parents of students in the district with details of a modernization plan to spend $625 million to reform city schools.
The district notified parents of the draft recommendation Thursday. The letter home included an explanation for the plan as well as an outline of the proposal to close some schools.
The district also called parents inviting them to a meeting Monday night to discuss the plan.
School 36 is one of the elementary schools Rochester City School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas recommends closing. It is one of the oldest buildings in the district, which is one of the reasons Vargas wants it closed.
Change, whether it be for good intentions or not, the announcement is difficult for many to understand. This is not the first time School 36 has been down this road.
Back in the 2010-2011 school year, former district superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard proposed closing School 36. It did not happen then, but could in 2015 if this draft is approved.
The meeting for parents is Monday night 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at School #3 on Adams Street.