Syracuse, Buffalo partnering with Rochester to recruit teachers amid potential layoffs

Updated: December 12, 2019 11:26 AM
Created: December 12, 2019 07:51 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Teachers who are about to be laid off by the Rochester City School District may not have to go far to find a new job.

The Syracuse City School District is looking to recruit teachers. District leaders will come to Rochester next week to interview teachers facing layoffs. 


Buffalo Schools also plan a Rochester teacher recruitment event on December 17. Teachers are encouraged to apply here

The Rochester City School District is facing a budget gap of more than $64 million. Superintendent Terry Dade has proposed eliminating 218 positions district-wide — 152 of those are teaching positions.

Syracuse is working with the Rochester Teachers Association to arrange the interviews.

Christopher Miller, Syracuse’s chief human resources officer, is a Rochester native. He will be in Rochester on Dec. 19 to conduct group interviews at the office of the Rochester Teachers Association from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The layoffs are not final. The school board is scheduled to vote on the new budget on Dec. 19.

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