Isaiah Santiago, who graduated from the School of the Arts last spring, is stepping up to take what he experienced in the classroom to the board room on West Broad Street. Santiago announced this week that he would run for a spot on the Rochester City School District’s Board of Education. Currently, the 18-year-old is halfway through his freshman year at St. John Fisher University, where he is studying political science.
Santiago stated: “I don’t know about you guys, but I am ready for change…It is time for new energy. It is time for new ideas on our school board…One of the problems I must say is I think I spent more time suspended in my grade school and middle school years than I actually spent getting my education, so working on new ways to get to focus on the solution — not so much a suspension to non violent offenses…I believe in new techniques when it comes to school safety, and that is what we have to focus on is something new..This is not only a candidacy, but a statement that we are ready to see change.”
Source: 13 WHAM