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Superintendent Proposes Universities Oversee Some Schools

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Rochester City School District superintendent Bolgen Vargas outlined new proposals Monday evening to boost achievement. That includes turning over some schools to the control of local universities by 2015.

Under the proposal, which was one of several Vargas put forth to the school board, colleges and universities would get district funding and manage the schools with the power of a superintendent. The staff of these schools would stay district employees.

That proposal would require state approval.

"This is our last chance to turn this school district around. Although we have the ultimate responsibility for educating our children, I ask in the community, particularly colleges and universities to play a more aggressive, direct role in meeting the needs of out students. We are tonight asking for help," Vargas said.

Among the other proposals would be partnering with BOCES for career education as well as revise the district's current code of conduct and disciplinary actions.

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