Updated: November 05, 2020 11:17 PM
Created: November 05, 2020 10:02 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — All four Rochester City School District unions are challenging the district's projected budget deficit.
Last month, it was announced that the district needs to close a nearly $200 million budget gap for the upcoming year.
Thursday the Rochester Teachers Association posted a letter saying its experts concluded that the projected deficit is actually $17 million.
When it announced the deficit, the district warned it represented the worst-case scenario.
The $199 million includes debt obligations and the chance of little to no state aid.
Now has to show what it's going to cut to balance the budget.
The RTA president is calling the budget gap a "manufactured crisis."
Click here to read the full statement from the RTA.
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