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Connections: RCSD Superintendent Terry Dade on proposed strategies to address the financial crisis

We’re joined by Rochester City School District Superintendent Terry Dade. On Tuesday evening, Dade shared his strategies for fixing the district's finance problems going forward. He told the Rochester City School Board's Finance Committee that the district needs to take major steps to address the kinds of problems that have caused uncertainty about revenue and budget gaps. One of his proposals is to cut nearly 290 staff positions, including dozens of teaching positions. Dade says he has stayed true to his commitment not to immediately slash teaching positions to cover for the previous year's budget gap, but difficult decisions must be made to address long term planning.

We talk to Dade about the district’s finances, his proposed strategies, and how those strategies will impact students. In studio:

  • Terry Dade, superintendent of the Rochester City School District

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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