ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Children’s Agenda released its break down of the 2019-2020 Rochester City School District budget before Thursday’s hearing.
Their recommendation was transparency.
The organization mentioned expenditures, revenue and notable changes. The notable changes focus on teacher and staff cuts partially due to lower enrollment.
The noted expenditures include a $11 million increase in money the district must give to charter schools.
As for revenue, there’s a $12 million reduction in the use of the district’s savings in case of future financial stress.
As the board president referenced, the district was given $5.9 million from the state after the budget proposal was released.
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