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Government Officials React to Superintendent Dade's 11/14/2019 Proposal to Address Budget Shortfall

See below for comments from Mayor Warren and NYS legislators regarding Superintendent Dade's recent presentation.

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RCSD officials planning to reduce staff by 5% to cut costs after 'budget crisis'

WHEC News 10 Report on November 12, 2019 meeting where plans to reduce budget deficit were discussed.

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President Dan DiClemente's Communication about Superintendent Dade's November 12, 2019 Presentation on the Current Budget Crisis

Click below to read BENTE President Dan DiClemente's communication regarding proposed solutions to address the current budget crisis and their affect on BENTE members.

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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