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Vaccine Information

Please see below for information about COVID-19 vaccines and where BENTE members fall in the NYS Governor's prioritization.

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Updates about the RCSD Plans for Hybrid and Remote Learning

See below for news coverage regarding the RCSD plans to move through the pandemic with hybrid and remote learning models.

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FREE Staff COVID-19 Testing

See below for information on free rapid testing for COVID-19 on THURSDAY, DEC 17!

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Bente Day

The first Friday of every month is BENTE Day!

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Meeting Dates

Please click on the link below for a list of meeting dates and events for the 2020-2021 school year:

2020-2021 BENTE Meeting Dates

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