The Right School for Every Child - Facilities Modernization Program
The Rochester City School District is creating a portfolio of high-quality schools for students and families to choose from. Providing the right school for every child means having great schools, great teachers and principals, and a curriculum that ensures every child can do his or her best. Providing state-of-the-art facilities is also part of the equation. The Rochester Schools Modernization Program (RSMP), a $1.2 billion program to upgrade Rochester’s schools, will support the strategies for school improvement outlined in the district’s Strategic Plan.
The seven-member Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board (RJSCB) oversees the RSMP, which is a joint initiative of the Rochester City School District and the City of Rochester. The RSMP is a three-phase program to update and improve school facilities, and will span 15 years and total approximately $1.2 billion. The program is expected to infuse $325 million into the local economy during Phase 1, making it the largest public project in Rochester’s history.
Board members are appointed by the School Superintendent and the Mayor. The Board Chair and Vice Chair are selected by members. Members of the board were selected based on their experience and expertise relevant to the program.
- Lois Giess, Chair
Former President, Rochester City Council
- Bob Brown, Vice Chair
Laborers Local 435
- Brian Roulin, Treasurer
Finance Director, City of Rochester
- Alex Castro, Executive Director, Rochester Housing Authority
- Richard Pifer, Associate Vice President, Facilities, University of Rochester
- Jerome Underwood, Sr. Director of Operations, Rochester City School District
Meetings are held generally the first Monday of each month at 1776 North Clinton Avenue. Meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend.
For additional information concerning the RJSCB, including meeting dates, agendas, and minutes, please visit their website or contact:
Thomas Renauto, Executive Director
Rochester Joint Schools Construction Board
Rochester Schools Modernization Program
1776 North Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621