Superintendent said "nothing more than a way to get in some exercise on a chilly day"...we disagree

August 17, 2008 - 00:16

Our goal in this post is too offer evidence that directly contradicts a statement made by the Superintendent of Schools for the City School of New Rochelle as reported by the Journal News. It's been more than a week since the article on the Journal News was published.

This is an excerpt of what the Journal News reported in their article New Rochelle school inequity untrue, officials say

For instance, two classes of students from Trinity Elementary School were forced to walk the perimeter of the playground for about 25 minutes during recess one day during the spring. Parents said the move amounted to corporal punishment for alleged inappropriate behavior. The superintendent said it was nothing more than a way to get in some exercise on a chilly day.

As School Year Approaches, Capital Projects Schedule Slips and Slides

August 17, 2008 - 00:04

District releases Capital Projects Update

The District has published an update to its Capital Projects report first published in May 2008 which reveals that very few of the projects scheduled to be completed before school starts in September have been completed and most project completion dates have been pushed back including one project at a South End school that has slipped more than six months since being announced just three months ago.

The District is pleased to report that projects completed last May are still complete. Boilers were STILL replaced at Ward, Columbus and Webster are also still complete. The McKenna Field project was completed in the spring and is still complete. Of course, these are all projects that were listed as complete in the May 2008 report

Lightening Strikes NRHS: God's Will or Negligence?

August 16, 2008 - 17:49

NRHS Spire hit by lighteningSurely someone in the school district knows that Benjamin Franklin conceived of something called a lightening rod in 1749? So, can someone please explain how the last undamaged tower at New Rochelle High School was destroyed by a lightening strike? A bolt that sparked a fire that resulted in extensive water damage as the New Rochelle Fire Department struggled to extinguish the fire.

New York State Report Cards for 2006-2007 Released

August 16, 2008 - 14:22

These Report Cards are produced to inform the people of New York State about the performance of public schools and districts. We hope that these reports are used in constructive conversations which lead to improved education for all children in the State

Report Cards for City School District of New Rochelle schools.

Construction Project Update for August 2008

August 16, 2008 - 13:23


Ward School drainage site work, tile 12 rooms
Ward School boilers
Columbus: boilers
Webster: boilers
NRHS: McKenna Field
Davis: Playground
Jefferson: Playground

Not Completed (est. date)

Trinity playground (8/28/2008)
NRHS HVAC (9/1/2008)
New Rochelle High School GC & EC, dehumidify, painting, tile, doors, benches, decking, lights, clocks, PA system (9/1/2008)
Albert Leonard Middle School PA system, clocks, auditorium lighting (12/31/08)
IYMS HVAC system, refurbish auditorium & gym (9/1/2008)
IYMS 2 boilers (9/15/2008)

Back to School Schedules for Students

August 16, 2008 - 12:55


September 3 - Wednesday, only full-day kindergarten - 8:27 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
AM and PM Half-day Kindergarten begins Thursday, September 4.

Elementary Grades 1-5
Wednesday, September 3 - Half-day for elementary Grades 1 to 5 - 8:30 to 11:40 a.m. Thursday, September 4 is a full day for elementary schools.

Middle Schools
Wednesday, September 3 -
Albert Leonard Middle School: Grade 6:10:30 a.m. to Noon; Grade 7: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Grade 8: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Open Letter to Suzi Oppenheimer on Her Opposition to Tax Relief Plan

August 16, 2008 - 03:35

June 17, 2008

Re: Your Opposition to the Paterson Tax Relief Plan

Hon. Suzi Oppenheimer
222 Grace Church St.- 3rd Floor
Port Chester, NY 10573

Dear Senator Oppenheimer:

According to The New York Sun (story below), you are actively opposing Governor David Paterson’s plan to bring tax relief to overburdened New York property tax payers.

Is that true?

Liz Feld Urges Paterson-Bruno Agreement on Tax Cap

August 16, 2008 - 03:32

“Governor David Paterson (D) and Senator Joe Bruno (R) can take a giant step forward for property tax relief by coming to an agreement today on the 4% tax cap. New York families need property tax relief now. We cannot wait another year. If legislators in Albany go home on Monday without doing anything to ease the property tax burden on families, senior citizens and small businesses, they will be sending a clear signal that special interests matter more than the 74% of New Yorkers who support the tax cap.”

Central Office Restructure at the City School District of New Rochelle

August 15, 2008 - 23:23

The School District announced a major restructuring six weeks ago and, as usual, the parents and taxpayers of New Rochelle are the last enough. In fact, no announcement has been sent to parents and there is nothing about it on the NRED web site. In keeping with our interest to keep parents informed, here they are for reading pleasure: