Rochester schools consider more privatizing

Facing a shortfall of nearly $11 million for the 2012-13 school year, Rochester Community Schools appears headed toward privatizing its transportation, custodial and high-school grounds services. Jason Grant, AFSCME chapter chair for 250 employees known as the Blue Group, said Monday night that the group submitted a proposal to the school district offering $800,000 in concessions. So far, he said, the district has not responded. “We were expecting a counterproposal,” Grant said. The two … [Read more...]