Advocacy for Education

  • Your PCSD leaders in action

    A Pittsford advocacy group representing PCSD stakeholders including the Board of Education, Superintendent, parents, teachers, and administrators, has formed to process the following issues facing the school district:

    • State Assessments
    • Funding
    • Teacher/Principal Evaluations
    • Field Testing
    • Common Core Standards

    Recognizing they serve as role models for children, this team pledges to find ways to advocate for change in a thoughtful and respectful manner. 

    To learn about the team’s proposed solutions, belief’s and recommendations in these areas, as well as progress to date, please click on the links at the bottom of this page.

  • Purpose

    Working collaboratively, PCSD leaders continue to process difficult and multifaceted issues surrounding education.  Our advocacy team annually prioritizes educational concerns with the main goal of advocating for change in these areas in order to move our District forward.  Representation includes: Board of Education, PDTA (Teachers), PTSA (Parents), PDAA (Administrators), PDRTA (Retired Teachers), Community Members and the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Superintendent.   


    Prioritizing Goals for the 2017-2018 year

    Our focus will be directed towards influencing change in areas related to funding; this includes but is not limited to:

    • Funding Full Day Kindergarten
    • Foundation Aid
    • Areas related to the Tax Cap

    While the above is our focus this year, we are prepared to respond to any additional proposed educational legislation that is not in the best interest of PCSD.

Norms

  • We will interact with an open-mind and always remain respectful and positive. Additionally, all members agree to adhere to the following:


    1. We will always respect any differences in opinions
    2. We will listen for understanding
    3. All voices will be heard
    4. We will consider all perspectives
    5. We will remain current and informed relative to key topics
    6. We will be present and focused
    7. We will maintain confidentiality in agreed upon areas
    8. At end of meetings, we will agree on talking points
    9. All communication will be approached in a thoughtful and sensitive manner
    10. Our actions, dialogue and decisions will reflect what is best for the PCSD

Advocacy Steering Committee

  • Michael Pero - Superintendent
    Dwayne Cerbone - PDTA
    Shana Cutaia - PDAA
    Roger DeBell - PDAA
    Michael Delgado - PTSA
    Kim McCluski - Board of Education
    Sarah Pelusio - PTSA
    Mark Puma - PDAA
    Amy Thomas - Board of Education
    Stephanie Warchol - PDTA
    Melanie Ward - Assistant Superintendent
    Erin Martin Kane - Community
    Derek Matina - Community
    Linda Traynor - PDRTA

    PDTA=Teachers
    PDAA=Administrators
    PTSA=Parents
    PDRTA - Retired Teachers Association

    Should you have any questions for the Advocacy Steering Committee, please email deborah_carpenter@pittsford.monroe.edu