Statement: NYSUT statement on Regents letter to RCSD board

NYSUT statement on Regents letter to RCSD board

ALBANY, N.Y. Dec. 10, 2019 — New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta released the following statement today regarding the letter sent by the state Board of Regents to the Rochester City School District Board of Education:

“After speaking directly with state Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, we are confident that the board and the chancellor are in no way supporting mid-year layoffs of Rochester educators. We share their commitment to collaborating to ensure the long-term financial stability of the city school district, but not through mid-year layoffs that would have a devastating impact on the education of Rochester’s children.”

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.