District OKs $788 M budget

ROCHESTER — The Rochester City School District board unanimously passed a $788 million budget earlier this month.

The budget includes nearly all of the recommendations that Superintendent Bolgen Vargas made in his proposal — additional funding for increasing full-day kindergarten access, boosting summer literacy and increasing the number of schools offering expanded days.

The spending plan also includes an additional $15 million in funding to reach such district goals as reading on grade level by third grade, increasing arts, music and sports offerings, and improving instruction by increasing teacher training, according to district officials.

The district received an $8 million increase in state aid and a $1.2 million appropriation to maintain school nursing services.

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