The New York State United Teachers Union (NYSUT) and their community partners are sponsoring a series of Education Forums in the Rochester/Finger Lakes region between mid-February and April 1st. They wanted to provide notice so that members of the community could attend one or more of these important conversations.
Each forum will feature parents, students, school board members, teachers anss school support staff, college faculty and other community members. The meetings will provide for each community to learn more about this year’s proposed education budget and, perhaps more important, the “education reform” proposals which the Governor has tied to the budget. Speakers from the community will be afforded the opportunity to speak on these issues and to let our Regents and legislators know how they feel about the proposals.
Currently, there are four forums scheduled:
- Fairport February 26 Minerva Deland School 4:30-6PM Rally; 7PM Community Forum
- Honeoye March 13 Honeoye CD 6:30 PM Community Forum
Spencerport March 19
- Spencerport High School 7PM Community Forum
- Geneva March 19 Hobart and William Smith College 7PM Community Forum
The Fairport forum on February 26th has a couple of parts: Parking for that rally and forum will be at Fairport High School and Martha Brown School on Ayrault Rd and at East Rochester High School via Washington St. and Ivy St north of Fairport Rd. Busses will shuttlefrom those lots to Minerva Deland School where parking is scarce. They are expecting 1,000+ to be there. Students, parents, teachers, fellow unionists, UUP members, administrators–all are welcome to participate. Please feel free to bring signs showing what you support (or are against)–excessive testing, opting out, elimination of tenure, adequate funding for poor districts (and kids)–the list is long.
Thank you for your support!!!!