Buffalo School Board

Focus on Education
8:26 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Parent protest gains school board attention

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Faced with a potential sit-in at the board room, the Buffalo School Board last night agreed to a direct meeting next Wednesday with the District Parent Coordinating Council.

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Focus on Education
9:39 am
Fri April 18, 2014

School Board candidates debate education issues

Ten of 15 school board candidates took part in Thursday's debate.
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With the fight over three at-large seats on the Buffalo school board heating up and the election three weeks away, ten of the candidates turned up last night before a large crowd in First Shiloh Baptist Church on Thursday night.

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Candidates line up for School Board elections
5:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Press Pass: Ralph Wilson Stadium and school board elections

Artvoice editor Geoff Kelly and WBFO's Chris Jamele
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The recent passing of Bills owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. has raised serious questions in regard to the status of the existing stadium, just as $130 million in renovations are underway for next season.

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Focus on Education
8:53 am
Thu March 20, 2014

School board deals with closings, struggling finances

CFO Barbara Smith delivered bad financial news at Wednesday's School Board meeting.
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The Buffalo Public School finances are bleak and drastic measures are being taken to deal with academic troubles.

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Dems dysfunction leaves legislative void
5:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Press Pass: Marinelli's seat and school board influence

Chris Jamele and Artvoice editor Geoff Kelly
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County Legislator Lynn Marinelli stepped down from her post in January, but no progress has been made in filling that seat.

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Local
12:14 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Superintendent Brown offers job assessment

Superintendent Pamela Brown offered a lengthy assessment of her job performance on Wednesday night.
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Though the approaching School Board elections will likely determine her future as Buffalo Schools Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Brown took a proactive approach Wednesday night during a review of her job performance.

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Local
9:55 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Press Pass: School Board elections drawing many candidates

Larry Quinn announcing his run for school board.
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

Former Buffalo Sabres Managing Partner Larry Quinn announced last week that he will run for the Buffalo School Board, adding to the expanding list of candidates for three at-large seats. "It's a snapshot of the growing frustration" with Buffalo schools, says Jim Fink of Business First.

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Focus on Education
12:21 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Tolbert running for school board seat

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Bernard Tolbert, who ran unsuccessfully for Buffalo mayor in 2013, has now turned his political sights on the Buffalo Board of Education.

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Focus on Education
10:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Parents blast officials over delays in closing Buffalo schools

Much of the Buffalo School Board's time Wednesday focused on delays in closing schools during poor weather.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

Buffalo Public School students were on their way to the bus stops Wednesday morning when schools superintendent Pamela Brown canceled most classes.  With snow days running out, Brown says she  wanted to wait until the last possible minute to make the decision.

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Focus on Education
10:33 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Buffalo School Board extends charters for Enterprise & Westminister

Outside Enterprise Charter School, Buffalo.
Credit Photo from Enterprise Charter School Website

Enterprise and Westminister Community charters may have new and extended lives as the Buffalo Board of Education  decided on two-year charter extensions.  WBFO'S Mike Desmond reports the board wouldn't go for three-years and now it's up to Albany.

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Local
9:18 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Paladino faces action seeking his removal from school board

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For weeks, Carl Paladino has been seeking the removal of Buffalo School Board president Barbara Seals Nevergold.  Now, a resident is taking similar steps in an effort to have Paladino removed from the board.

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Local
1:37 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Sergio Rodriguez running for school board seat

Sergio Rodriguez has set his sights on another floor of City Hall.
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Fresh from losing the mayor's race last month, Sergio Rodriguez is ramping up another campaign.

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Local
8:46 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Buffalo District hires lawyer for school board president

Buffalo School Board president Barbara Seals Nevergold
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The Buffalo School Board voted Wednesday evening to hire a lawyer for board president Barbara Seals Nevergold as school board member Carl Paladino seeks to have her removed from the board.

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Local
9:20 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Buffalo School Board deals with controversial consultant

The Buffalo School Board met behind closed doors in executive session for nearly three hours.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The Buffalo Board of Education cleared some major problem issues Wednesday night, as it had a marathon session in  Performing Arts School.

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Education
1:42 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Education Commissioner says Buffalo district has 'responsibility to lead'

Regents Chancellor Robert Bennett and Education Commissioner John King visited Amherst Thursday morning.
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State Education Commissioner John King says he is disappointed there hasn't been more progress on a transfer plan for all Buffalo Public Schools students, as required by federal law.

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Local
9:13 am
Thu September 12, 2013

School Board hears calls for greater transparency

Left off a school construction committee, Board Member Carl Paladino questioned the logic behind the decision.
Credit Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The Buffalo Board of Education discussed board member Carl Paladino's quest for more transparency in the way the board operates and how it spends money at its meeting Wednesday night.

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Breaking
2:36 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Pinnacle to stay open as a public school

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Pinnacle Charter School will remain open for this academic year as a Buffalo public school.

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Local
7:29 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Buffalo School Board meets for six hours

Buffalo School Board members spent nearly six hours in-session Wednesday night.
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Nearly six hours into their meeting Wednesday night, Buffalo School Board members gave in to exhaustion and went home.

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Local
9:00 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Buffalo school board to hold special meeting

Outside East High School, one of the poor performing city schools.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

The Buffalo Board of Education meets at noon Monday, facing decisions Albany is forcing.

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Education
10:31 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Lengthy school board meeting, Paladino's first, called 'civil'

Carl Paladino sat at the table for his first full school board meeting Wednesday night.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

After hours of a Buffalo school board meeting last night, Pamela Brown is still schools superintendent and Carl Paladino made his presence known.

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Education
10:15 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Seeking changes, Paladino takes school board seat

Credit File photo

This afternoon, Carl Paladino goes to his first full meeting of the Buffalo school board as a member and he's bringing a thick stack of paperwork outlining changes he wants to make.

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Superintendent Brown remains focus of his wrath
10:30 am
Sun July 7, 2013

Paladino releases own agenda for Board meeting

Buffalo Schools Board member Carl Paladino
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Recently elected Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino has laid out his agenda for the first official meeting that he will attend.

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Education
10:44 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Superintendent's report card not made public

Pamela Brown got a good grade for her first year by her peers.
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The Buffalo school board gave Superintendent Pamela Brown a good grade for her first year, but the evaluation was not released to the public.

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Education
11:50 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Paladino asks school board to halt employment actions

Incoming board member Carl Paladino has been highly critical of Superintendent Pamela Brown, union President Phil Rumore, and board President Mary Ruth Kapsiak.
Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

The day after a school board election and a few days before a Buffalo Teachers Federation election, Wednesday night's school board meeting was, at times, tense with politics front and center.

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Local
10:05 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Paladino wins, vows to shake up school district

Carl Paladino savors his landslide election to the Buffalo Board of Education.
Credit Mike Desmond

Local developer and longtime school district critic Carl Paladino, and two other newcomers, Theresa Harris-Tigg and Jim Sampson, were elected Tuesday to seats on the Buffalo Board of Education.

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Local
9:40 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Election Day for Buffalo School Board

Voters in the City of Buffalo head to the polls Tuesday to elect representatives to the Board of Education.

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Education
10:14 am
Wed May 1, 2013

School board candidates debate education issues

Credit Mike Desmond/WBFO News

With the Buffalo school board election a week away, eight candidates turned out Tuesday night for a debate in Lafayette Presbyterian Church.

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Education
10:17 am
Fri March 1, 2013

War of words between Paladino & Rumore

Carl Paladino & Phil Rumore
WBFO News photo

With Buffalo developer Carl Paladino officially in the race for the Buffalo Board of Education, the war of words has started between the former gubernatorial candidate and Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore. 


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Education
10:38 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Paladino announces run for Buffalo school board

Carl Paladino
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

Buffalo developer and activist Carl Paladino has announced a run for the Buffalo School Board, on the heels of being tossed out of a board meeting Wednesday night.

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Education
9:29 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Paladino to launch major push to remove school board incumbents

Carl Paladino blasting the Buffalo School board
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

Buffalo Board of Education members were told Wednesday there will be an attempt to unseat those seeking another term. They were also told the proposed state budget does little for the continuing fiscal problem. 

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