RCSD interim superintendent expected to leave hospital Wednesday

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    UPDATE (2/12): Interim Rochester City School District Superintendent Dan Lowengard is recovering from a medical issue that happened Monday.

    In a statement released Tuesday, the district said Lowengard is feeling better and is in good spirits.

    He is expected to be released from Strong Memorial Hospital Wednesday and will return to work soon after, the district says.

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    Rochester, N.Y. - Rochester City School District Interim Superintendent Dan Lowengard has reportedly suffered a medical emergency.

    Rochester Teachers Union head Adam Urbanski said the medical emergency happened Monday afternoon at the district's central office on West Broad Street.

    The Rochester City School District says Lowengard fainted during a meeting with school principals. The district says he was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

    Lowengard was alert immediately after the incident, and remains at Strong Memorial Hospital. Strong reports Lowengard is in satisfactory condition.

    In 2016, when Lowengard last served as the district's interim superintendent, he suffered a stroke. He had to step down from the position a week later to dedicate time to his recovery.

    This is a developing story. 13WHAM will provide updates as they become available.

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