St. Paul’s in the City
This spring St. Paul’s begins a series of informational forums designed to address topics relevant to life in urban Rochester. We hope to offer parishioners and the general public an opportunity to learn and engage in conversations around various topics.
For Year One, we will focus on urban education. We have planned a series of four forums over four weeks. We are not endorsing any particular opinion; it is our goal to offer a place for people to receive information, ask questions about individual programs and, if desired, provide resources for followup. Speakers for each forum will make a presentation followed by a Q&A. Each evening will last no more than ninety minutes.
You are invited to join the conversation - Four successive Thursdays at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
Dr. Raymond Giamartino, Kirsten Pryor: Rochester City School District
There are many challenges as well as opportunities for students in the RCSD. What are some of the
innovative programs and new ideas geared toward improving outcomes for students in RCSD
schools? Presenter Giamartino is Chief of School Transformation for the City School District.
Lynette Sparks & John Wilkinson: Third Presbyterian Church and Great Schools For All
Great Schools For All (GS4A) is working to create an inter-district magnet school network that will
allow students to move across city and suburban boundaries to experience greater educational
opportunities. The goal is to have a community in which every family, no matter its zip code, is
guaranteed access to excellent public schools.