The leader of the Buffalo's teachers union says there are some flaws in school security at some public schools in the city. Buffalo Teachers Federation president Phil Rumore has learned that some classroom doors don't lock.
Buffalo schools are again grappling with the issues of student conduct and suspensions. A discussion of the proposed code of conduct was held at McKinley High School Tuesday night, the first in a series of public meetings on the plan.
In a scathing report issued by the Buffalo Public School District's 'distinguished educator,' Judy Elliott claims the district's central office is "out-of-touch" with principals at struggling schools.
Elliott says district administrators rarely visit city schools and often ignore calls from schools for assistance. Her report claims the central office did not schedule meetings with principals during the 2011-2012 school year and that principals have little say in the teachers hired at their respective schools.
The Buffalo school district's "distinguished educator" is taking aim at the district's central office in City Hall, saying that it is out of touch with the needs of the city's struggling schools.
In a report provided to the State Education Commissioner, Judy Elliott says the district's central planners offer little support to the principals at Buffalo's so-called "priority schools," the 28 city schools which rank among the lowest performers in the state.