Two new RCSD board members sworn in Two new RCSD board members sworn in
The Rochester City School District swore in two new board members at its meeting on Thursday night. Amy Maloy and Ricardo Adams joined RCSD’s... Two new RCSD board members sworn in

The Rochester City School District swore in two new board members at its meeting on Thursday night.

Amy Maloy and Ricardo Adams joined RCSD’s board after 105 teacher layoffs became official on Wednesday. The layoffs are an attempt to close a more than $60 million budget gap.

They both had a message for school district parents, students and teachers moving forward.

“They gotta, the parents the got to keep filling this room up and they have to get on the bus going to Albany,” Adams said. “I’m going to be on the buses going to Albany.”

“We hear you, we hear all of our teachers, we hear our students and i am so proud of this district for the protests that they held, the civic activism that we’ve seen them engage in is very noteworthy,” Maloy said. “I’m so thankful that our students are telling us what they need.”

Officials say even after the layoffs, the district will still need additional funding from the state.

— WHEC

Christopher Dupree

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