Fight brews over school governance

By Tim Louis Macaluso Since late last fall, Rochester’s school board and district administrators have been working on a plan outlining how they’ll correct the district’s management and governance problems. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia...

Special education jobs to be saved in RCSD

by WHAM Tuesday, April 9th 2019 WHAM — After preparing for 200 positions to be cut, it looks like teaching jobs could be saved in the Rochester City School District (RCSD). At a meeting Monday night, RCSD Interim Superintendent Dan Lowengard told parents of...

120+ city teachers to retire early, district says

By James Brown • Mar 29, 2019  Rochester’s Board of Education unanimously approved a plan to buy out some of its most experienced teachers Thursday night. The plan was proposed by the City School District’s teachers union last month. The district announced a plan to...

RCSD approves $50K teacher retirement incentive

by Justin Murphy Harry Kennedy discusses the retention rate of teachers in city schools. Wochit The Rochester City School District will offer $50,000 retirement bonuses to veteran teachers, part of an effort to find savings in a difficult budget year. The bonuses will...

Sharp budget cuts in RCSD’s future

By Tim Louis Macaluso Rochester’s Interim Superintendent, Daniel Lowengard, presented his proposed budget for next year to the school board yesterday: $925 million,  a slight increase over this year’s $922 million. But balancing the budget required $40...