To the New Rochelle Community,
On Saturday March 10, 2018 the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth met for its introductory meeting. The meeting served as an opportunity for Task Force members to meet each other and establish norms for how we will work together and reach consensus on recommendations that we will provide to the Board of Education. Members of the Task Force selected one of four working groups that will be the focus of their work: district policies and practices, New Rochelle High School policies and practices, City of New Rochelle policies and practices, and community-based resources. Most importantly, the Task Force discussed how we can provide the community with periodic updates about our work and how the community can share their ideas for recommendations with us.
After each Task Force meeting I will provide the community with an update about the meeting topics and themes of the discussion. The update will be included in the district's "News from Our Schools" e-newsletter that is sent to the community every Friday.
Next, we have established an email address that the community can use to provide recommendations for the Task Force. The email address is
Each e-mail received will be provided to one of four working groups: district policies and practices, New Rochelle High School policies and practices, City of New Rochelle policies and practices, and community-based resources.
Some members of the community might like the opportunity to provide public comment and the Task Force has established our meeting on Saturday April 14, 2018 as a meeting where public comments about recommendations can be shared. Details about the schedule for this meeting will be provided in future updates.
Thank you for the commitment this community has shown to working together to reduce violence in the lives of children and youth.
Jonathan Brice, Ed.D.
Task Force on Reducing Violence In the Lives of Children and Youth