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...

Solving the RCSD puzzle

by Will Astor In the mid-1980s, I sat in on an interview of Rochester Mayor Thomas Ryan Jr. with Mary Anna Towler, the editor of City Newspaper, where I was then a reporter. She asked: What was Ryan’s vision for the city? In response, the taciturn Ryan at first looked...

Voluntary Transfer Process Open Now Online

TO:      All Probationary/Tenured Teachers RE:      2019-2020 ONLINE VOLUNTARY TRANSFER In accordance with Section 24 (Vacancies and Transfers) of the contractual agreement between the Rochester City School District and the Rochester Teachers Association, probationary...