Rochester Schools: Changing Risky Behavior

Rochester Schools: Changing Risky Behavior

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 4:00pm - Wed, 12/23/2009 - 10:00am

WXXI News continues its series on the Rochester City Schools, and looks at crime in the district.


Senior Correspondent Peter Iglinski speaks with Rochester City School District's Public Safety & Security Director Jim Sheppard and others about some of the most prevalent risky behaviors the district deals with on a daily basis including guns, drugs, and stealing as WXXI News continues its series of reports on Rochester schools. Iglinski's report airs Tuesday, December 22 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., and again on Wednesday, December 23 between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on AM 1370, 

All of WXXI's coverage on this topic, including report transcripts and audio, and additional resources can be found by clicking here.

On the morning of December 21st Rochester City School Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard announced his strategic plan for the district. The plan seeks to realize the district's vision: "Every child is a work of art. Create a masterpiece.” But first the community must overcome some obstacles. An increasing number of kindergarteners are entering school with developmental problems.  The district has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the state, and it's growing.  More and more students are becoming involved in crime.  WXXI's Center for Public Affairs presents a series of reports on public health challenges facing the Rochester City School District, and how these challenges impact the district's efforts to make each child a masterpiece.

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