Mayor, school board pres. have lunch with students
Updated: Wednesday, February 12 2014, 07:25 AM EST
Rochester, N.Y. - Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and School Board President Van White joined students for lunch at School No. 12 Tuesday.
It is part of the “Lunch with the Mayor” series where Warren will meet with various civic and community leaders, in hopes of revitalizing the city.
“(Students) need to be able to see their leaders. Many of them know the neighborhood drug dealer, but they don’t know their leaders,” Warren said. “They haven't been able to touch them...so having President White here and being able to go into the classrooms….gives them the opportunity to talk to us in their setting where they are most comfortable and I think that that's most important."
Warren plans to visit schools in the city school district, as well as charter schools.