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Discussing the RCSD's Comprehensive School Reconfiguration Plan

Cynthia Elliott and Carmine Peluso on "Connections"
Evan Dawson
Cynthia Elliott and Carmine Peluso on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, September 15, 2023
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The Rochester City School District is considering a reconfiguration plan that would close five school buildings and about a dozen schools next year. RCSD Superintendent Carmine Peluso presented the proposal to the school board Tuesday night, citing a decline in enrollment, building conditions, and school performance as factors in the decision. The board will vote on the plan next month.

This hour, we discuss the proposal and what it would mean for the district, teachers, students, and families.

Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.