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Five RCSD schools leave receivership, 10 join

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The State Education Department's latest School Receivership status report, released today, had both good news and bad for the Rochester school district. Five Rochester schools have been removed from the list of schools the State Education says needed major improvement in order to stay open, but 10 more have been added to the list.
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One of the five removed from the list, School 9 was one of only two schools in the state to be designated a school in Good Standing after being on the Receivership list for three years.

Over 50 percent of the students the school serves are English language learners. Also removed from Receivership status were  Schools 3, 8, 17, and 45, but will still be monitored and receive additional support so that the gains that have been made become permanent.

Receivership schools are those that the SED has identified as needing academic improvement. The district is required to develop a plan to turn the school's performance around within a two to three-year period, and the school receives additional funding to support the plan. If the school doesn't meet the goals, the state education commissioner can leave the school board with a set of options to resolve the matter, including closing the school.

The 10 schools going into Receivership are elementary Schools 10, 16,19, 28, 33, and the the following upper schools: Wilson Foundation Academy, Edison Career and Technology High School, Integrated Arts and Technology High School, Leadership Academy for Young Men, and Vanguard Collegiate High School.

Education department officials found that two other Receivership schools – Monroe High School and Northeast High School– have made"demonstrable improvements," but they remain on the list.

The Rochester school district has 48 schools and 14 that are in good standing.



1/18/19 This story has been updated to correct  incorrect information provided to CITY.