Vargas To Detail 2014-2015 RCSD Budget


Published 03/24 2014 03:53PM

Updated 03/24 2014 08:04PM

Superintendent Bolgen Vargas will present his proposed 2014-2015 budget for the Rochester City School District Monday.

Vargas will give the $500 million proposal in front of the school board. One of the most glaring issues is a projected $42 million budget gap. Vargas will discuss his plans on how to close that gap, including reducing central office and administrative costs, cutting absenteeism and substitute costs. The district has shown a declining enrollment over recent years and plans to potentially reduce leased space. 

Vargas will also shine the spotlight on some positives, including three new charter schools that are approved to open next school year and offer summer learning. More details to come tonight on News 8 at 11. 

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