BOE president reassures New Rochelle that district has improved over past year

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NEW ROCHELLE -

School district leaders in New Rochelle say they have made significant progress after a year of conflict and controversy - including the deadly stabbing of a student.

New Rochelle Board of Education President Jeffrey Hastie delivered an encouraging State of the District Tuesday night, reassuring the community that the district has improved over the past year. 

The address follows several tragedies a year ago, including the fatal stabbing of a student and allegations of grade inflation to the district's online credit recovery program.

The district says it has added several committees to help students and staff progress, including "finance and facilities" and "culture and climate."  It also held districtwide town hall meetings.

It also says the 95 percent of last year's graduates went to post-secondary schools. The Board of Education says it commends the community for its role in the district's success.

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