February 2014

New Rochelle's students Health Only Important When It Comes Cheap?

February 13, 2014 - 18:12

I have reported already numerous times on how bad Polystyrene (commonly known as Styrofoam) trays are for our children's health, our environment and our bottom line.

The material was classified in 2011 by the Department of Health as "reasonably anticipated human carcinogen".

Former New Rochelle Assistant Superintendent Fred Smith Hired Despite Extensive Criminal History

February 13, 2014 - 00:06

FredSmith.jpgNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A former senior official in the City School District of New Rochelle passed a New York State background check and was hired for senior leadership positions by three local school districts despite an exten

Forest City threatens City of New Rochelle with Lawsuit over failed Echo Bay project

February 10, 2014 - 14:27

New Rochelle, NY -- Forest City has sent the City of New Rochelle a Demand Letter for $2 million in connection with the failed Echo Bay project.

The letter claims that Forest City spent roughly $3 million on legal, consulting and lobbying fees in connection with the project.

And The Next School Superintendent Is?

February 08, 2014 - 18:33

Today, many Latino parents, students and school staff met with the search firm who is tasked with helping us find the next school superintendent. We provided insight into our community and its needs. We also suggested the necessary traits in a new superintendent who will provide a better approach to leading our schools. Someone who will be a risk taker and who has a history of success in leading a school district, like New Rochelle, comprised of almost 75% students of color: 42% of them being Latino!

New Rochelle Searches for New School Superintendent

February 08, 2014 - 03:42

In the February 7, 2014 issue of Soundview Rising

When the Superintendent of Schools in New Rochelle resigned recently for health reasons, their Board of Education began a search for a new superintendent. Joyce Furfero, co-chair of the Confederation of Neighborhood Associations, sent out the following notice:

Join My Call to Eliminate Styrofoam Trays from New Rochelle Students Menu

February 07, 2014 - 04:39

If you also feel that Polystyrene (commonly known as Styrofoam) trays are bad for the environment, bad for the health of our children and bad for our bottom line, and you would like them gone from New Rochelle's lunchrooms, please let your Board of Education President and our Interim Superintendent know.