WATCH: RCSD School Board President Van White on mayoral control of city schools

Feb 17, 2019

Some heavyweights in state politics say they support a leadership shake-up in the rochester city school district. If you thought the idea of mayoral control had died down years ago - it’s back. Assemblyman David Gantt is pushing for reform by recently introducing two bills to the state legislature - both would take power away from the school board. Gantt says a change is essential because “we can’t just let kids sit there and die on the vine.” Mayoral control has its share of supporters and opponents - one critic being Rochester School Board President Van White who joins this edition of Need to Know.