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New Rochelle School District Gives Residents Opportunity to Fill Out Survey

Important survey from New Rochelle City School District open to all residents.

New Rochelle City School District residents can give their input by filling out an online survey and participating in a community forum Thursday night at New Rochelle High School.

The community forum on the 2013-14 school budget will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library of the high school, 265 Clove Rd. The first forum was held Jan. 24.    

The survey was created to discover which issues and educational programs are important to residents, according to the district.

The survey is on the district’s Web site. Parents and taxpayers are encouraged to take the short survey by Feb. 22. A link to the survey can be found here.

The survey asks questions on a range of issues, including pre-kindergarten classes, Advanced Placement and honors courses, foreign languages in elementary schools, extracurricular activities and technology.

If residents have questions about unreserved funds, contingency items, building and grounds management services salaries, storage rental property, overtime, transportation services and or anything else, they can go to the district Web site Q&A section here.

If residents have further questions about the 2013-14 school district budget, they can email budgetquestions@nred.org.

School budget review sessions with invited community discussion will be held at New Rochelle High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7; Tuesday, March 12; and Thursday, March 14.

A public hearing will be held Tuesday, May 7, at the high school. Residents will vote on the budget May 21. 

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Martin Sanchez February 06, 2013 at 05:16 PM
The School Budget Survey is a good idea. Like in years past, it has been a tool to pressumably obtain information/answers on a control set of questions. Useful to an extent. Worthless if we as a community cannot see all of the input that folks have provided instead of a selected few that the Board conveniently provides later in the Winter. Again, worthless if we don't know what people are saying. Transparency is about getting honest information back - good or bad.
Martin Sanchez February 06, 2013 at 05:19 PM
And by the way, since almost 45% of our school kids come from primarily spanish-speaking households, the survey is in English only. I remember the school administration promising us last year that it would be availablein Spanish this year. I guess they intentionally forgot.

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