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Opportunity to provide input regarding the budget shortfall

Please click the link for a story from 10WHEC about the budget deficit and Superintendent Dade's response. An email address has been created so the community can provide input.

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Connections: What is the best path forward for the Rochester City School District

Click the link below to listen to WXXI's radio program "Connections" and its discussion regarding the RCSD.

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RCSD Finance Chief Resigns

The district's Chief Financial Officer Everton Sewell resigned Tuesday as RCSD works to resolve its latest budgetary problems.

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Bente Day

The first Friday of every month is BENTE Day!

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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