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Teachers union considers no-confidence vote for RCSD leaders

Rochester Teacher's Association President Adam Urbanski
James Brown
Rochester Teacher's Association President Adam Urbanski

Teachers across Rochester’s schools wore black on Friday to acknowledge the mid-year layoffs of 109 educators, which the school board approved Thursday in a 5-2 vote. The layoffs are part of a larger plan to bridge a nearly $65 million budget shortfall. 

In a message to his colleagues Friday, Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski called Superintendent Terry Dade and the school board’s decision irresponsible. Urbanski also announced that his group will consider a no-confidence vote for the board and Dade.

All this as the union and Dade prepare to enter talks for a new contract. The union agreed to put the talks on hold until the fiscal crisis was averted.

James Brown is a reporter with WXXI News. James previously spent a decade in marketing communications, while freelance writing for CITY Newspaper. While at CITY, his reporting focused primarily on arts and entertainment.
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