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:
The document above describes part of the current structure of the City School District of New Rochelle’s Central Office Administration. Most members of the community may not be aware of these important changes in the District’s leadership structure. We do not believe that this letter was mailed out to the community nor could we find it anywhere on the City School District of New Rochelle website. At the time of this post (August 15, 2008) these changes were not reflected in the downloadable District Calendar phone directory. The current available calendar reads as follows:
– Business & Administration 576-4240
– Business & Admin. FAX 576-5395
– Elementary Education 576-4204
– Elementary Education FAX 576-4602
– Secondary Education 576-4206
– Personnel 576-4214
– Personnel FAX 576-9437
– Pupil Personnel & Curricular Services 576-4233
We believe that some of the reasons for these changes were due to the fact that one of the Assistant Superintendents in no longer with our district. That position was not filled. The duties and responsibilities were distributed amongst the remaining staff.
We hope the City School District of New Rochelle makes the necessary corrections before the calendar is sent to the printer and mailed out to the community. The members of the New Rochelle Community should be able to know who does what and where to call if they have a concern that could not be addressed at the building level.
If the changes are not made in time, we are sure that the district will incur quite an expense in reprinting them. They can always add a supplement that explains and clarifies the changes if the calendars were already printed. There are more than 10,000 calendars printed and mailed to the community.