Rochester Schools to Cut Paraeducators

Faced with shrinking revenues and the unclear financial future, Rochester Community Schools is planning to use $11 million from its $28 million fund balance in order to keep classroom programs intact for the coming school year. But the district will reduce an as-yet unspecified number of paraeducators to half time and reorganize the rest as part of its 2011-12 budget. The move is gut-wrenching for the employees, the board of education and the parents of children who rely on paraeducators for … [Read more...]