Introduction and Background
The Rochester City School District (RCSD) serves a diverse population of students, most of whom live in poverty and deserve a high quality elementary and secondary education that will prepare them for their post-secondary college and career choices.
Dr. Lesli Myers-Small became the District Superintendent during the Spring 2020 and, launched a district-wide Strategic Planning initiative. The project was designed to set the course for the next three years. Highly interactive, the planning process engaged district and external communities, highlighted critical priorities and provided clear methods for measuring progress. This planning effort occurs at a critical time in Rochester City School District.
The Strategic Plan was developed in response to a very dynamic and changing education landscape. The Rochester City School District is being asked by state and community constituents and government agencies to provide evidence of quality; increased access, graduation and retention rates; and higher student and school performance than at any time in history.