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 special education students that layoffs may not be needed after all.

“We’ve almost done enough retirements that we’re not going to lose any of our young teachers which is a plus for us. So we’re going to be better off,” said Lowengard.

Parents and teachers agreed the special education program is a key component of the RCSD instructional program.

Families were also told special education graduation rates should equal or even surpass the rate of regular education students.

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