By WXXI Connections

On Wednesday, Rochester City School District officials announced the district will temporarily pivot to remote learning beginning Thursday. Online instruction will be in place until at least Monday, January 10, when the district plans to provide an update to students, staff, and families. In a statement on Wednesday, RCSD Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small said that the change is a “temporary measure, as the limited number of staff and shortage of substitutes directly impacts our ability to educate and transport your children in a safe, efficient, and orderly manner.”

Some teachers and parents are advocating for a longer remote option, while others say they want kids back in the classroom now. We discuss the situation with our guests:

  • Lesli Myers-Small, superintendent of the Rochester City School District
  • Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association
  • Kilolo Moyo-White, Rochester City School District parent