Today was the first round of layoffs in the Rochester City School District. Nearly 140 people received notice today they will not be returning next year.
Today, the cuts effected members of the Board of Education Non-Teaching Employees (BENTE) union. Their employment will end on June 30.
David Coppola is one of those who got what he calls doomsday letter today. He is in charge of the audio/visual and media areas of Wilson Magnet High School. Coppola was in charge of taking care of equipment in the building and aiding teachers with equipment issues.
Coppola says he knew the cuts were coming but it's still a shock. He and many others are now left wondering what they'll do next year.