ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester City School District School Board has adopted a more than $950 million budget for next school year.
That budget is nearly $200 million more than the current school year.
The district plans to add 143 teachers.
A focus on special education was in the works before the death of city school student Trevyan Rowe, who walked away from School No. 12 in March and was never marked "absent." His body was found in the river a couple days later.
"The death of Trevyan gave us a higher moral obligation to make sure we got this right," said Melanie Funchess, Policy Development and Review Committee Chair.
The adopted budget now heads to a joint hearing of the board and city council before the city approves it.
Taxpayers throughout the rest of the Rochester area voted on their local school budgets. The results show no district in the area had its proposal rejected.