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SUNY Geneseo may take control of School 19

The State Education Department must approve the partnership application and authorize the grant, but White says that he is confident that the agreement will receive approval.

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The Rochester City school board unanimously appointed former Greece superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams as the next superintendent of schools on Monday, making her the first permanent female leader in the district's history.

"My observation is that she's been straight-forward, open-minded and collaborative, and that's what I hope she brings here,"... "I think this probably bodes well for Rochester."

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Labor Leaders Win Strong Fair-Trade Platform Language

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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 for the 2015-2016 school year:

2015-2016 Meetings & Events

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