Buffalo's Public Schools will be under the leadership of a new superintendent in the fall, with the election of Dr. Pamela Brown to head the district. The city school board voted 7-2 Wednesday night in favor of the veteran educator.
"Such a very vital position. Everyone has strong feelings. We strived to come up with a unanimous decision," said School Board President Lou Petrucci following Wednesday night's nomination and public vote at City Hall.
Members of the Buffalo Control Board and the Common Council say they want to get together to talk about a major shift in the way the board operates, from how much money is spent to how well it's spent.
The comments were made during the annually-required public meeting of the board.
By law, the Control Board must approve budgets of the city, the school board and an array of other city agencies.
Board Member George Arthur says his panel has only so much control over school finances.