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Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board

provided by Tacara Windom

A plan to modernize George Mather Forbes School is uprooting part of the Mayor Heights neighborhood.

Tacara Windom is the mother of a second-grader at the school and said despite being aware of plans to modernize the school, she was not aware that the house she rents would be collateral.

“Everybody’s talking about beautifying the neighborhood,” said Windom. “Well, the beauty in the neighborhood is the people, and when you're kicking people out of the neighborhood there’s no beauty, there’s just space.”