RCSD coaches speak out on pay equity

Updated: July 13, 2020 05:29 PM
Created: July 13, 2020 04:05 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Coaches in the Rochester City School District are speaking out on equity issues when it comes to their pay for seasons canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Back in May, RCSD athletic directors notified all spring coaches that they would only be paid for six days or roughly 9% of their spring salaries.


But the Rochester Teacher's Association says other coaches in the area were given their full spring salaries because they're considered year-round employees.

Coaches in the district say they've long been among the lowest-paid coaches in the county.

"And then the kids suffer from it,” Head Coach of East High Lacrosse Sean Banks said. “We can't bring in quality coaches, from other areas or just in general from college. Because of the reputation that coaches have in the city as far as how they're being treated and how they're being valued." 

We reached out to the district about this issue.

They say this is subject to ongoing negotiations with the teacher's association and they cannot comment at this time.

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