Voters Approve Millage Proposal in Rochester Community Schools

Voters residing within the boundaries of Rochester Community Schools (RCS) overwhelmingly elected to approve a building and site sinking fund. This investment in the school district will generate approximately $7.8 million per year for 10 years to repair, replace, or buy new facility and infrastructure items, enhance security, and upgrade technology. “It is an honor to work among community members who place such a high value on education and are willing to invest in our students’ future,” … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools and Rochester Education Association Reach Agreement

The Board of Education of the Rochester Community Schools proudly approved the tentative agreement between the Rochester Community Schools Board of Education and the Rochester Education Association at Tuesday’s Board meeting. “We believe that we have reached an agreement that is the culmination of collaborative efforts to recognize and acknowledge the loving, caring, and highly skilled educators that teach and work with our students every day,” said Chief Human Resource Officer Elizabeth … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Announces Scott Muska as New Board Member

Scott Muska was unanimously selected by the Board of Education of the Rochester Community School District to fill the vacant trustee position during the July 15 board meeting. Muska’s service began immediately following the Oath of Office. The term for his position will continue through December 31, 2020. “We are pleased to welcome Scott on the board. Scott’s ‘seek to understand’ philosophy is so important in this role and something that we appreciate in a colleague. He is a big-picture … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Welcomes New Executive Director of Special Education

Rochester Community Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Concetta Lewis to serve as the executive director of Special Education. Lewis was selected by an interview committee, which included a Parent Advisory Committee representative, to fill the vacancy left by retiring Executive Director Anne Evans. “The interview process was rigorous and the recommendation reflects a high performing administrator,” said Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Debi Fragomeni. “We are … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools Plans Sinking Fund Proposal for November Election

The Board of Education of the Rochester Community School  (RCS) District authorized the preparation of a zero-tax increase building and site sinking fund proposal not to exceed 1.5000 mills for a period of 10 years, from 2020-2029. If approved by voters and levied in 2020, it is estimated that the revenue the district will collect will be approximately $7,881,817. The funds will be used for the construction or repair of school buildings, the improvement and development of sites, security … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools’ Bonds Sell at a Premium

The Rochester Community School District Series II bond sale resulted in the second largest competitive sale nationwide. The district received six proposals for the bonds with true interest costs (the actual costs of taking out a loan) ranging from 2.85-2.98 percent. Bank of America was the successful bidder which included a premium in the amount of approximately $971,800. The face value of the bonds totaled $56,025,000. “The Board’s vision and long-term commitment to the strategic plan … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools United for Charity Week

Students from Rochester, Rochester Adams, and Stoney Creek High Schools (all schools within the Rochester Community School District) raised a combined total of more than $74,000 for ShelterBox USA during a Charity Week fundraiser. “Each year, our student council selects a charitable cause to provide support. We combined forces with Rochester and Stoney Creek high schools this year, and the results are quite impressive. This is what happens when you have some great students who are … [Read more...]

Rochester United Figure Skating Team Skates to First State Championship

Rochester United Figure Skating Varsity Team Skates To State Championship The Rochester United Figure Skating “A” team won their first State Championship after skating to victory at the Michigan High School Figure Skating State Championship, held this spring at the Novi Ice Arena. The Rochester United (RU) “A” team, which is the highest skill level of high school competition, is made up of 26 figure skaters from Rochester HS, Adams HS, Stoney Creek HS and the IA. There are a total of 26 “A” … [Read more...]

Stoney Creek High School Educator Named Michigan Teacher of the Year

Rochester Community School Educator Named Michigan Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Department of Education Rochester Community School (RCS) District teacher, Cara Lougheed, was selected as the 2019-20 Michigan Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Interim State Superintendent Sheila Alles surprised Lougheed with the top honor during an all-school assembly. “Ms. Lougheed has an incredible ability to forge meaningful relationships with those around her, whether … [Read more...]

Two A’s for Rochester Community Schools

The Rochester Community School (RCS) District is proud to announce a new long-term credit rating designation of AA with a stable outlook for the remaining sale of the $185 million unlimited-tax general obligation (GO) school bonds. The AA rating, issued by S&P Global Ratings, is the second highest assessment possible and indicates that obligations are “of high quality with a very low credit risk.” The previous rating for the district was AA- with a positive outlook. “A good credit … [Read more...]