Latest News

BENTE Union Update (11-5-20)

Please see below for updates from President Dan DiClemente regarding MANY topics, including BENTE's (and other RCSD unions') response to the RCSD's questionable math regarding the budget deficit

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$199 million deficit for RCSD in 2020-’21?

See the article from News 8. BENTE and other RCSD unions challenge the Superintendent Myers-Small and Acting CFO Pierce on the projected deficit for this school year.

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Updated Information Regarding Upcoming RCSD Wellness Programs

See below for information regarding the RCSD Wellness Virtual Fair

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Next Special Event

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