The summer months are still busy times for school districts. This week in our Press Pass conversation WBFO’s Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education reporter Jay Rey look at five items the Buffalo Public School District is working on for the next school year.
WBFO’s Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Jay Rey look at five items the Buffalo Public School District is working on for the next school year.
All 76 Buffalo school nurses have to find new assignments this summer. As employees of Kaleida Health, their assignments in Buffalo Public Schools is ending. The Buffalo School Board Wednesday night voted to replace them with cheaper, non-union nurses from two staffing agencies.
It is increasingly likely that 70 Kaleida Health registered nurses and LPNs will not be in Buffalo Public Schools after this school year. The school district praises their work, but cannot ignore that Kaleida filed its bid to keep the nurses in the schools minutes after the deadline.
Buffalo Public School leaders meet with the Common Council Thursday to talk about their proposed school budget for next year. Not all the details were set on that plan by Wednesday evening's School Board meeting.
Buffalo Public Schools prepare 28,000 lunches, 25,000 breakfasts and 5,000 snacks a day. Activists are calling for legal changes to allow greater variety in school food and easier ways to buy food produced locally.
The latest fight between the Buffalo Teachers Federation and Buffalo Public Schools is heating up, this time over incentives like ice cream socials to persuade kids to take state-mandated tests and threats of punishment for those who don't.
Buffalo Public Schools were hoping for a substantial increase in state school aid for the upcoming school year, but did not get as much as hoped. In fact, it received the smallest increase of any of the state's Big Five school districts. That means the district is looking at a projected deficit of $16 million, which includes $20 million already taken from reserves.
The Buffalo School Board Wednesday night celebrated East High School's men's basketball team winning a state championship and was praised for taking a big step toward major improvements in district athletic facilities.
As the fight over transferring teachers out of City Honors slow-walks through the court system, the Buffalo School Board on Wednesday was briefed on why 5.5 teachers being transferred out requires 16 teacher aides to replace them.
Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash tells WBFO the Regents diploma rates released Wednesday by the New York State Education Department are "modest gains," but "good news" for city schools.
Buffalo Public Schools are looking at spending $42 million on major projects over the next four years, with the first three years paid for by refinancing loans used for the $1.5 billion school rehab plan. At the same time, the district is not certain the schools being worked on today are the schools of the future.
Are you interested in teaching in Buffalo schools? Can you start right away? Can you fill out an application today and potentially be available for an interview tomorrow? Buffalo Public Schools are in a hiring mood.
The Buffalo School Board had hoped to open its new restaurant and hospitality high school this fall. However, the earliest possibility is now September of next year, as lease negotiations for a site continue.