Mayor reviews proposed RCSD budget plan

Created: November 14, 2019 05:57 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Mayor Lovely Warren said she looked over Superintendent Terry Dade’s plan to get the Rochester City School District back on financial track.

Warren said the plan is a good start, but much more is needed.


On Tuesday night, Dade announced that in order to balance the budget for the current school year, staff would need to be reduced by 5% across the board, which would mean eliminating 168 teacher positions, 38 teachers’ assistants and 18 administrators by January 2020.

Warren said the plan is a step in the right direction, but that there are some tough decisions ahead.

"We're in a dire situation here and it's going to take some tough action but immediate action in order to alleviate the long term effects that it's going on in the city school district and its management and the ability for it to succeed," Warren said.

The State Education Department and The Distinguished Educator approved the district’s plan to turn around the Rochester City School District.

However, the State Education Department said it was concerned about the district’s finances and provided a fiscal corrective action plan the district must adhere to.

You can read the plan at the following links:

Response to Distinguished Educator's Action Plan

Financial Addendum NYSED Review of RCSD Action Plan

RCSD Fiscal Corrective Plan

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