RSCD Unions Demand Action On In-School Violence

November 1, 2021

Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski, Association of Supervisors and Administrators President John Rowe, Board of Education Non-teaching Employees President Dan DiClemente, and Rochester Association of Paraprofessionals President Angelina Rivera are all demanding immediate action over the series of violent incidents at schools over the past few weeks. These four union leaders have banded together to write an open letter to Rochester City School District Superintendent Dr. Lesli Myers-Small. In this letter, they stated the “danger to students and school staff is rapidly increasing,” and demanded they issue an investigation.

Here is an expert from the letter: “…we are calling on you to immediately issue a directive that any student who engages in violence at school, and causes injury to others, be placed on remote learning and also receive the social, emotional and mental health support that they may need. This would also protect the right of all other students to learn in a safer environment and would diminish the likelihood of further injury to students and school staff.”

Source: 13 WHAM

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