Fairport Central School District

The Fairport Central School District is a public school district in New York State that serves approximately 5,800 students in most of the town of Perinton and the village of Fairport in Monroe County, with about 1,200 employees and an operating budget of $127.0 million ($21,895 per student).[2]

Fairport Central School District
FairportNewYorkCentralSchoolDistrictOffice.jpg
Main office in the Streppa building in the village of Fairport. The Streppa building was built on the site of the former Fairport Classical and Union Free School in 1971.[1]
Location
38 West Church Street
Fairport, New York 14450-2130

Coordinates43°05′57″N 77°26′41″W / 43.0991°N 77.4448°W / 43.0991; -77.4448 (District office)Coordinates: 43°05′57″N 77°26′41″W / 43.0991°N 77.4448°W / 43.0991; -77.4448 (District office)
District information
TypePublic
MottoA great place to teach and learn
GradesPre-K–12
EstablishedSeptember 1951; 69 years ago (1951-09)
PresidentPeter Forsgren
Vice-presidentTim Sliz
SuperintendentBrett C. Provenzano
Asst. Superintendent(s)Douglass Lauf- Human Resources and Labor Relations Matthew Stevens- Business
Governing agencyNew York State Education Department
Accreditation(s)New York State Education Department
SchoolsFour elementary schools (K–5, K–2, 3–5)
Two middle schools (6–8)
One junior high school (9)
One senior high school (10–12)
BudgetIncrease US$127.0 million (2017-2018)[2]
NCES District ID3610890[3]
Students and staff
StudentsDecrease 5802 (2017–2018)[2]
FacultyDecrease 615 (2017–2018)[2]
StaffIncrease 568 (2017–2018)[2]
Student–teacher ratioK–2: 18:1, 3–5: 22:1, 6–8: 24:1, 9–12: 24:1 (2017–2018)[2]
Athletic conferenceNew York State Public High School Athletic Association section V
Monroe County Public School Athletic Conference
District mascotRed Raiders
ColorsRed, white and blue
     
Other information
UnionsNYSUT
Fairport Educators' Association
PTSAFairport Parent Teacher Student Associations
State ranking78 of 675 (2019)[4]
Scheduledrive.google.com/file/d/1WPldgP6MmIpcxW_zY9LPnB3ybiJrAbLM/view
Websitewww.fairport.org

The student-teacher ratios are 18:1 for grades K–2, 22:1 for grades 3–5, 24:1 for grades 6–8, and 24:1 for grades 9–12.[2] The median teacher experience is 14 years and the median teacher salary is $63,339.[2]

As of 2016, Brett Provenzano is the superintendent.

HistoryEdit

The predecessor for the district was a series of eleven district schools opened in the Town of Perinton in the 1810s through the 1830s. From 1826 until 1872, the village was served by the district 9 school which was situated in two different buildings on East Church Street.[5][6] In 1872, the Fairport Classical and Union School opened on West Church Street.[7] Along with the Northside School (1886) on East Avenue and Fairport High School (1924) on West Avenue, it became part of system of schools that served the town population increasingly concentrated in the village. In 1920, the board of education for the village schools hired its first superintendent.[8]

Voters approved centralization of Perinton school districts 2 through 9 on April 30, 1951[9] and the centralized district began operating the following September.[10] At that point most of the district schools had closed and students attended one of the village schools (the Northside School on East Avenue, the Southside School on West Church Street, or Fairport High School on West Avenue). The district opened the Johanna Perrin School on Potter Place in the Village in 1954, razing the Southside School (the former Fairport Classical and Union Free School) the following year. In 1957, the district renamed the high school on West Avenue in honor of Martha A. Brown,[11] and constructed a new high school, Minerva DeLand, in 1959. The Brooks Hill Primary School followed in 1962 and the Jefferson Avenue Elementary School in 1966. In 1965, the Martha Brown School moved to a new building on Ayrault Road. In 1970, the district opened Dudley and Northside elementary schools as well as the current high school on Ayrault Road. In the early 2000s the district briefly considered opening an additional elementary school in the hamlet of Egypt (to be named "White Brook" after the former district school 12), but could not secure enough funding from the state.[12] In 1999 the village of Fairport, the FCSD and Monroe #1 BOCES announced a collaboration to have public ch 12 used for more than government meetings and programs. A full-time staff was put together to accomplish this goal. As of 2013, this channel is no longer in use. Board of Education meetings may be viewed online at fairport.org[13]

Village school district superintendents
Name Tenure
H. Claude Hardy January 1921 – June 1925[14]
Thomas G. Coffee[15] July 1925 – August 1951
Central school district superintendents
Name Tenure
Frank A. Brokaw September 1951 – June 1964[16]
William McGregor Deller July 1964 – June 1973[17]
William J. McPhee July 1973 – October 1977[18]
Robert W. Mason October 1977[18] – June 1978 (interim)
Anthony J. Teresa July 1978[19] – June 1987
Myles M. Bigenwald[20] June 1987 – June 1988 (acting)
Paul R. Doyle July 1988[21] – February 1995[22][23]
Timothy J. McElheran February 1995 – June 1998 (interim)[24]
William C. Cala July 1998[25] – June 2006[26][27]
Barbara J. Gregory July 2006 – September 2006 (interim)
Scott R. Covell September 2006 – November 2006 (interim)
Jon G. Hunter November 2006[28] – December 2013
William C. Cala January 2014[29] – June 2015 (interim)
Brett C. Provenzano July 1, 2015[30] – present

General informationEdit

 
The Northside School as it appeared in the early 20th century

The Fairport Central School District consists mostly of students from the Perinton/Fairport region, and is an avid participant in the Urban-Suburban program.

Central administrationEdit

Superintendent of Schools: Brett Provenzano

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources & Labor Relations: Douglass Lauf

Assistant Superintendent of Business: Matthew Stevens

Director of Facilities: Aaron Smith

Director of Technology: Tom Devitt

Director of Humanities: Ellen Reed

Communications & Public Relations Specialist: Christina Lewis Gursslin

Director of Food Service: Michelle Resavage

Director of Math, Science, Technology: Kristen Larsen

Director of Transportation: Peter Lawrence

Director of Special Education: Dennis DesRosiers

Director of Student Services: Deborah Miles

Director of Staff Development: Kevin Henchen

Director of Special Areas: Pamula Ciranni

Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics: Fritz Kilian

Student statisticsEdit

Number of students per grade[31]
Grade Number of Students Percent
Kindergarten 372 [31]
Grades 1 - 5 2589 [31]
Grades 6 - 8 1629 [31]
Grades 9 - 12 2233[32][33]
Student distribution by ethnicity[31]
Ethnicity Number of Students Percent
African American 4%
Hispanic 2%
White 91%
Native American 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4%

Board of educationEdit

The Board of Education (BOE) consists of seven members who serve rotating three-year terms. Elections, when necessary, are held each May to fill the seats of members whose terms have expired. These elections occur alongside voting on the School District's annual budget.

Name Position Committees
Peter D. Forsgren

[34]

President/Board Member MCSBA Presidents Committee, MCSBA Labor Relations Committee, MCSBA Executive Committee, Audit & Finance Committee, Wall of Distinction Committee
Timothy Sliz

[34]

Vice President/Board Member Audit & Finance Committee, Board Policy Committee, CPAC Committee, Safety Committee, Facilities Committee
Damon W. Buffum

[34]

Board Member MCSBA Labor Relations Committee, Technology Committee, District Planning Team, Facilities Committee, Safety Committee
Margaret S. Cardona

[34]

Board Member Board Policy Committee, MCSBA Information Exchange Committee, District Planning Team, Facilities Committee, Instructional Council Committee
Erica Belois-Pacer

[34]

Board Member MCSBA Information Exchange Committee, Audit & Finance Committee, Safety Committee
Joyce Kostyk

[34]

Board Member Board Policy Committee, MCSBA Legislative Committee, Technology Committee, Instructional Council Committee
Judy O'Leary-Sargeant

[34]

Board Member Board Policy Committee, Wellness Committee, MCSBA Information Exchange Committee, Code of Conduct Committee

Arielle LaBarbera is currently the District Clerk.[34]

The Student Advisor to the Board of Education is Jackson Dietz who serves on the CPAC Committee and Code of Conduct Review Committee.

SchoolsEdit

Elementary schoolsEdit

 
Brooks Hill Elementary School
  • Brooks Hill Elementary School (K-5)

Principal: Meredith A. Klus

Asst. Principal: Stacie Miller

Lead Teacher: Jean Waldmiller
Brooks Hill School opened in 1962 as a primary school and is named after Lewis Brooks who once farmed the land on which it stands.[10]

  • Dudley Elementary School (K-2)
 
Dudley Elementary School

Principal: Karen Fingar

Asst. Principal: Sarah Klosner

Dudley Elementary School opened in 1970 alongside Northside Elementary School.[10] It is named after longtime schoolboard member Robert A. Dudley.

  • Jefferson Avenue Elementary School (K-5)
 
Jefferson Avenue Elementary School

Principal: Ryan Charno

Asst. Principal: Amy Busby

Lead Teacher: Jeannette Maloy
Jefferson Avenue Elementary School opened in 1966.[10]

  • Northside Elementary School (3-5)
 
Northside Elementary School

Principal: Erin Moretter

Asst. Principal: Jeremy Slack


Northside Elementary School opened in 1970 alongside Dudley Elementary School.[10] It is named after the original Northside School which was located on East Avenue in the village of Fairport.[35]

Middle schoolEdit

 
Johanna Perrin Middle School
  • Johanna Perrin Middle School (6-8)

Principal: Patrick Grow

Asst. Principal: Rebecca Short
Perrin Middle School opened in 1954 as an elementary school and is named after the first white woman to settle in Perinton.[10]

  • Martha Brown Middle School (6-8)

Principal: David Dunn

Asst. Principal: Ryan Clair
The Ayrault Road Martha Brown School opened in 1965 as a junior high school and is named after longtime Fairport teacher Martha A. Brown.[36][10] The original Martha Brown School was located in the former West Avenue School, which was renamed in her honor in 1959.[10][11]

High schoolsEdit

 
Minerva DeLand High School
  • Minerva DeLand School (9)

Principal: Dominic Monacelli (acting)

Assistant Principal: Lyndsey Keil

DeLand High School opened in 1959 as the district's high school and is named after the longtime principal of the former Fairport High School on West Avenue.[10]

 
Fairport High School looking east

Principal: Robert Clark

Assistant Principals:

Special Services/Red House: LeAnna Watt

Red House: Lyndsey Keil

White House: Kevin Paige

Blue House: Ashley Edwards


Fairport High School opened in 1970, partially replacing Minerva DeLand, which educates the district's ninth grade students.[10]

School photographsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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