September 24, 2023

Brad Marolf

Business & Finance Wonders

Carleen Pierce, RCSD chief economical officer, negotiating departure

Rochester City University District Chief Financial Officer Carleen Pierce is on administrative go away and is anticipated to depart her occupation just one way or yet another inside of times, in accordance to four resources with direct know-how of the problem, further more complicating the district’s now harried spending plan time.

RCSD has brought on its previous spending budget director, Vern Connors, as an administrative substitute to assistance steer it by means of the price range procedure. Its initially finances proposal, made less than Pierce’s watch, was turned down by State Keep track of Shelley Jallow.

Pierce’s impending departure was explained by 4 people with immediate information who spoke on affliction of anonymity. RCSD spokeswoman Marisol Ramos-Lopez would say only that she is a current district employee as of Monday afternoon. The Democrat and Chronicle also approached Pierce right, however in a joint assertion, the district and Pierce’s lawyer wrote that they are “actively engaged in negotiations via mediation,” and declined to remark. The assertion did not specify the scope of the negotiations.

The faculty board has expressed stress with Pierce’s perform several situations since she was employed in August 2020, such as later on in the 2020-21 school calendar year when she gave substantially varying estimates of the district’s economic deficit.