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D&C Article: RCSD's budget gap is big - but how big?

See below for an article from the Democrat and Chronicle. Reporter Justin Murphy discusses the different ways the district labels it debts and the timelines by which they need to be addressed, as well as the choices the district faces, and how those choices may impact students and staff.

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BENTE continues to fight for its workers and our jobs

See below for coverage from various news outlets about recent job cuts and how BENTE continues to advocate for it members.

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Update from President DiClemente (10-20-20) - RE: Recent Lay-offs and Future Concerns

See below for a communication from President Dan DiClemente regarding the recent lay-offs of members and communication from the RCSD.

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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