Will Proposed Staffing Cuts Be Enough to Close the RCSD's Budget Gap?

(WXIR-Rochester) In September, the Rochester City School District revealed a budget shortfall of nearly 30 million dollars.

The new superintendent Terry Dade has attributed the problem to overspending on employee benefits, teacher substitutes, charter tuition, and contract transportation.

Last week, during a School Board Finance Committee meeting, Dade proposed a 5% cut to staffing to help make up the difference. The School Board could vote on the proposal as early as December 5th.

WXIR's Mary Lawrence and Matthew Treadwell took a deep dive into the reasons for the Rochester City School District's $30 million budget shortfall, and the latest proposal to make up the difference. They spoke with Eamonn Scanlon of the Children’s Agenda.