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City provides more information in response to lawsuit over state takeover

City provides more information in response to lawsuit over state takeover

July 31, 2019 10:02 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The City of Rochester is providing more information in their response to the Rochester City School District following its decision to sue Mayor Lovely Warren over a controversial proposal.

The district's lawsuit asks for an immediate injunction to prevent the city and Warren from adding a referendum on the November ballot.

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The proposed referendum would ask city voters to approve or reject a plan for the New York State Education Department to take over the district for five years.

The city is asking the court to deny the request. It also asks school board members to pay back their salaries, if the board is removed as the city's requested.

This comes just a day after the city formally responded to the district's lawsuit saying that taking the vote away from taxpayers only puts concerns of board members and their paychecks above education issues and the best interest of kids.

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