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Coordinator of Environmental Safety – Job Opening – Rochester

Rochester City School District COORDINATOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY   Code No.: 3‑08‑207 COMPETITIVE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is a professional position in a school district responsible for administering a program encompassing a variety of environmental safety factors. Work involves assessing district compliance with various health hazard laws and […]


Big 5 School Districts Ask for Support for ELL Students

By EILEEN BUCKLEY • OCT 28, 2016   New York States Big 5 School Districts gathered in Buffalo Friday morning to issue a list of recommendations to support English Language Learners in classrooms.   The Buffalo School District hosted the announcement inside Lafayette High School which now has a major focus […]


Conference of Big 5 School Districts Announces Recommendations to Strengthen Programs for English Language Learners

FOR RELEASE: October 28, 2016 Contact: Georgia M. Asciutto Members of the Conference of Big 5 School Districts, who are currently in Buffalo for the organization’s annual meeting, are issuing recommendations today calling for strengthening programs and services for students who are English Language Learners (ELLs). The Conference membership includes […]


Testimony before Assembly on Chronically Struggling Schools

On October 14, 2015 The Conference of Big 5 School Districts and representatives of Member districts presented testimony before the NY State Assembly Standing Committee on Education on the topic of Chronically Struggling Schools and School Receivership. You may download their respective testimonies here: Farina_NYC_Testimony_20151014 Ascuitto_Big5_Testimony_20151014 Powell_Rochester_Testimony_20151014 Quezada_Yonkers_Testimony_20151014 Brown_Buffalo_Testimony_20151014


Powell of Rochester Named Big 5 Chairperson

The Conference of Big 5 School Districts announces the appointment of Willa Powell, Commissioner of the Rochester Board of Education, as Chairperson of the organization effective July 1, 2015. Ms. Powell has served as Chairperson in 2007 and 2011 and is a long-standing member of the Big 5 Executive Committee. […]