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WDKX.com » Blog » RCSD Meeting To Consider Budget, East High
Apr 22nd 2014 8:37 am
RCSD Meeting To Consider Budget, East High
by News

The Rochester City School District will hold a second public hearing on the proposed budget Tuesday night.

The board wants to hear from parents, employees and community members about the $782.4 million spending plan for the 2014-15 school year.

The proposed budget is $10.7 million more than the current budget and, according to the district, closes a budget gap while also supporting more academic priorities.

This hearing is a chance for parents, employees and community members to talk about concerns and ask questions about the spending plan.

The second public meeting will outline the district's plans to improve student achievement.
The district says it is focused on providing more, and better, learning time and ensuring that all students are reading at grade level by third grade.

The budget, as it stands now, would reduce staff by 205 positions, but the district says the layoffs are "minimal" because the bulk of the cuts will come from projected retirements and not filling current vacancies.

The public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. at central office, 131 W. Broad St.

Following the public hearing, the board will hold a special meeting on a proposal to manage East High School.

"School Turnaround" is a national program that aims to help failing schools. This group is one of five options the state is giving the district because of a lack of academic improvement at the school.

A final plan must be submitted to the New York State Education Department by May 15th.

- See more at: http://rochester.twcnews.com/content/news/725529/rcsd-meeting-to-consider-budget--east-high/#sthash.XEdlEakW.dpuf