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Vote coming today on proposed RCSD job cuts


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Rochester School Board will vote on proposed cuts within the city school district on Thursday.

More than 150 teachers are on the chopping block, in an effort to close a multi-million dollar budget gap.

More protests are expected today, supporting teachers and staff within the Rochester City School District as a school board vote looms over them.

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On Thursday morning, the Rochester Chapter of the Puerto Rican Independence Party will join forces in solidarity to protest against the proposed cuts.

Superintendent Terry Dade and the President of the Rochester Teacher’s Union Adam Urbanski have been talking to determine if there could be any concessions to east the massive lay offs.

Dade said its highly unlikely.

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The vote is expected to take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Rochester City School District Headquarters.

Check back with News 8 as we continue to update this developing story.

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