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RCSD Board Members expecting a gap in funding next year

RCSD Board Members expecting a gap in funding next year Photo: News10NBC.

WHECTV
Updated: April 06, 2020 07:01 PM
Created: April 06, 2020 06:54 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Multiple Rochester City School Board members say the district will need to fill an additional gap in funding next year.

This comes after state lawmakers approved additional funding to keep the district afloat.

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However, school board members tell News10NBC the state aid is less than Superintendent Terry Dade expected to receive.

There will be a school board meeting on Tuesday to brainstorm ideas to fill the remaining gap.

School Board President Van White released the following statement:

"The Board of Education, along with the rest of the community, anxiously awaits Superintendent Dade’s budget presentation scheduled for tomorrow evening. In advance of that presentation we do know this... given the financial havoc that COVID-19 has brought upon New York State and upon our nation, state aid was not what Superintendent Dade expected or hoped it would be.  As a result, unless additional revenue is identified,  some adjustments will have to be made before a balanced budget can be finalized.  

Consequently, at tomorrow night’s meeting (after getting a detailed budget update from Superintendent Dade), the BOE will engage in a solutions focused brainstorming session on how we will fill that gap which, again, exists as a result of a  reduction in state funding.  The BOE encourages all citizens to tune in to tomorrow night’s meeting to get an update on the RCSD budget. Better yet you are encouraged to share your ideas/solutions and comments with the BOE by sending an email to BoardOfEducation@RCSDK12.org"


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