• Petitioned NYS Assembly and NYS Senate

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NYS Assembly and NYS Senate
New York State House
New York State Senate

Pass legislation to create one MONROE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

    1. Pamela Davis
    2. Petition by

      Pamela Davis

      Rochester, NY

The students of the Rochester City School District, as well as the many surrounding suburbs, are not being served well by the current nineteen-district school system. A single, metro school district would allow children to broaden their horizons, by allowing them the opportunity to have classmates/friends from other areas of Monroe County. A homogenous classroom without diversity of ethnicities or cultures does not prepare children for the real world, which is operating on a global scale.

There is also a terrible concentration of poverty in our inner-city, which creates many challenges for the students who, through no fault of their own as to which zip code they were born into and currently reside, are forced to remain in schools that are not well-funded, lack core academic classes, as well as limiting AP, arts, and sports opportunities, and simply don't have the resources to address their various needs.

Many studies have shown that by integrating schools with children from various socio-economic backgrounds, all the students learning together will flourish, and be well prepared for college, as well as for life. As residents of Monroe County, we want better for our children... NOW.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mike Bleeg ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Equal learning opportunity is fundamental to empowering all children. I support consolidated districts, maybe one or as many as four AND the parent and student choice where to attend school within each district.

    • Janet Laird ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      To get the conversation started. Maybe pie-shaped districts would be better - keeping school and home closer together, but joining city and town neighborhoods. Let's talk about this!

    • Michael Tomb ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Everything is about Education. People will commute for work but they will move for schools. It is time to let all the children in Monroe County access the best possible educational resources...no other action would revitalize our city and county in the same manner

    • Ralph Tetta ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe in equal access to quality education for all of the children in our community, and I believe this change would facilitate that.

    • Andreas Rau ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Because the excuse that many people use for fleeing Rochester for the suburbs is its poor school system. If there was only one school system in Monroe County, more people might concern themselves with making it work and improving it.


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