Latest News

RCSD layoff plan: 152 teachers, 32 non-teachers, 12 administrators and more

Below is a News 8 staff story on the recent numbers regarding mid-year lay-offs in the RCSD.

► Read More

RCSD staff to receive layoff notifications next week

Five percent of teachers and staff at the Rochester City School District will be laid off in the coming weeks.

► Read More

Connections: Members of the Rochester City School Board discuss the district's financial problems

The XXI radio program, Connections, hosts several members of the school board in a discussion of the financial state of the RCSD.

► Read More

► More News...

Next Special Event

Bente Day

The first Friday of every month is BENTE Day!

► More Events

Meeting Dates

Please click on the link below for a list of meeting dates and events for the 2016-2017 school year:

2019-2020 Meeting Dates

About BENTE Local 2419

BENTE/AFSCME Local 2419 is the support staff that supports students, representing over 1200 dedicated support staff workers throughout the Rochester City School District in the State of New York. Our membership is comprised of eleven units: Central Office, Custodial, Elementary Clerical, Food Services, Plant Maintenance, Secondary Schools, Sentries, Storehouse, Transportation, Occupational & Physical Therapists, and Project Workers.

BENTE stands for the Board of Education Non-teaching Employees, and our union represents hard working men and women that provide the basic necessities of life for your children: cleanliness, security, food, safety, supplies, transportation, and support.

We are consistently working on behalf of our membership to negotiate better contracts that ensure decent health care, equitable raises, and fair treatment in the workplace. Our members are the backbone of the Rochester City School District, and the services that they perform are necessary for schools to operate efficiently.

Daniel DiClemente President

In solidarity,
Daniel DiClemente, President