Members Sought for Two New Committees
The New Rochelle Board of Education has formed two new advisory committees and seeks community members interested in joining them to fulfill their missions. They are the Culture and Climate Committee and the Finance and Facilities Committee.
If interested in joining, please read the descriptions of the committees below and send an email by August 31 to Board of Education President Jeffrey Hastie (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Vice President Amy Moselhi (email@example.com). Include the name of the committee you would like to join along with an explanation why you would like to participate and how you would be able to contribute to the committee’s mission.
Culture and Climate Committee
Membership: Board of Education member Lianne Merchant (Chair), Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne, Board of Education members Julia Muggia Ochs and Christopher Daniello, visiting speakers to inform the conversation from the Superintendent’s cabinet.
Needed: Two members from the Solution to Suspensions Committee who have worked on the Code of Conduct, two members of the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth, two New Rochelle High School administrators, two New Rochelle High School teachers, one middle school administrator, one middle school teacher, one elementary school administrator and one elementary school teacher.
This committee is set up to review the recommendations of the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth and the safety and security assessment of the District conducted by Guidepost Solutions. It will also look at the Code of Conduct and work done by the Solutions to Suspensions Committee. The Culture and Climate Committee will include members of the Solutions to Suspensions, Task Force committee, community, and administrators to create a full 360-degree view of these critical recommendations. If you are interested, please visit our website and apply. Members of this committee should be interested in safety, cultural competency, and school culture and climate. Members must also be willing to participate in Undoing Racism training.
Finance and Facilities Committee
Membership: Board of Education Vice President Amy Moselhi (chair), Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Administration Jeffrey White, Board of Education member Paul Warhit, visiting speakers from the Business Office.
Needed: Six members of the community, visiting speakers from the business office.
The Finance and Facilities Committee is being formed to provide the Board of Education with recommendations in budgeting process. This committee will start its work in September and meet monthly to work with the business office to examine facilities, capital improvements, budget line items and reserve funds. This committee will also review recommendations made by other similar committees in the past to see if those recommendations were implemented and what resulted from them. If you are interested please visit our website and apply. Members of the committee should have a financial background and experience working with and analyzing budgets. This committee may also recommend a resolution be drafted to express our frustration with unfunded mandates and state aid shortfalls. The purpose of this committee is to start budget season in September and to ensure the Board of Education and members of the public are supportive of and invested in the school budget.
Residency Verification/Verificación de Residencia
The City School District of New Rochelle has replaced its re-registration with a process of residency verification. The following is a Q&A about the process, along with a letter to the community from the Board of Education:
El Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de New Rochelle ha reemplazado su reinscripción con un proceso de verificación de residencia. La siguiente es una sesión de preguntas y respuestas sobre el proceso, junto con una carta a la comunidad de la Junta de Educación:
Letter from the Schools Superintendent
Dear New Rochelle Community,
We’re already into the heart of summer – a time of year to rest, relax, refresh and rejuvenate. It is a time to connect with family, spend time outdoors to enjoy nature, and, of course, read for pleasure.
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Parents and guardians, be proud of your students as they continue to be remarkable citizens in our New Rochelle community. Our students and their level of academic achievement are impressive in every grade. Last month, the many commencement and moving up ceremonies demonstrated so much that makes us proud. The achievements of our students are not only a result of their hard work, but also require the dedication and nourishment of the entire team that surrounds each student – the parents, teachers, administrators and staff in New Rochelle.
We will continue the District’s mission of providing a high-quality and challenging education for every child in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces our rich diversity and drives our success through an active partnership among the community, parents, staff and students.
This past school year was difficult for all of us. Please be assured the School District is taking solid action-oriented steps based from recommendations made by the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth. We will also implement important steps from the District’s security assessment, performed by security firm Guidepost Solutions.
We also continue to work expeditiously during the summer months to complete projects at New Rochelle High School, Isaac E. Young Middle School and Jefferson
Elementary School funded by the $106.5 million bond passed in 2016.
I wish you all a safe and joyful summer.
Dr. Brian G. Osborne
Superintendent of Schools
City School District of New Rochelle
** Eid-al-Adha (begins at sundown) **City School District of New Rochelle
Health & Safety Committee
City Hall, Carew Room
3:00 p.m.City School District of New Rochelle
** Labor Day - District Closed **City School District of New Rochelle
Opening Day - Staff OnlyCity School District of New Rochelle
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
NRHS - LEK Theatre
6:00 p.m.City School District of New Rochelle
NRHS PTAC Orientation
NRHS, Room 222
7:00 p.m.City School District of New Rochelle
Grade 9 Orientation and first dayCity School District of New Rochelle
First Day of School - Elementary Half DayCity School District of New Rochelle
Barnard Pre-K Transition DayCity School District of New Rochelle
IEYMS Grade 6 OrientationCity School District of New Rochelle
Budget Vote - With Results
Vote: June 19, 2018
The following is the schedule for the presentation, adoption and vote on the new 2018-2019 budget
June 5 – Public Hearing of New Budget, 7 p.m., library of New Rochelle High School, 265 Clove Road
June 19 – Budget Vote, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Information regarding the May 15 School Board Election/Budget Vote of the City School District of New Rochelle can be found at the following links:
School Districts Accounting and Reporting Manual
From the Office of the New York State Comptroller