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Charter Schools

Rochester NY – The Rochester City School district is entering discussions on converting traditional public schools into charter schools.School staff and the Board of Education are trying to determine the merits of making charter-school conversions, and whether they should be considered in Rochester.Charter schools run independently of the traditional school system, but receive public funding.Several school leaders reportedly have expressed interest in the program. Rochester currently has three charter schools in operation.So far no converted charter schools exist outside of New York City.