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Without state aid, RCSD superintendent says 800 layoffs are possible by school year's end

See the 13WHAM news story on potential reductions in staff based upon the current budget crisis.

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Assemblyman David Gantt backs $35M bailout of RCSD, with conditions

Click the link below to read a Democrat and Chronicle article about possible state aid to help with the current RCSD budget crisis.

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Retirement meeting in February

Reminder! This meeting is coming up this next week: flier from the Benefits Department regarding an upcoming retirement meeting, scheduled for February.

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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 2016-2017 school year:

2019-2020 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