State Board of Regents members discuss RCSD budget crisis

Updated: October 25, 2019 05:33 PM
Created: October 25, 2019 05:04 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Board of Regents members spoke out about the Rochester City School District’s budget crisis Friday. 

RCSD officials are still dealing with the fallout from the more than $30 million in overspending during the 2018-2019 school year, which the state is currently auditing.


The Vice-Chancellor of the Board of Regents, Andrew Brown, says the board is looking into the possibility of more oversight for RCSD.

"Right now we are watching very closely,” Brown said. “[We’re] very concerned financial oversight is something that we're looking at and the need for it and we are watching closely the work of the state comptroller and those here locally in the district and we are anxiously awaiting the findings."

Next month, school officials are expected to release a report explaining how the district overspent by more than $30 million.

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