Members of the Buffalo School Board's majority haven't given up on Emerson Principal James Weimer taking the superintendent's position. Meanwhile, the board's minority faction is still pushing for a wider search for a superintendent, possibly even a long-term national hunt.
Weimer decided against accepting the job last week, following a raucous board meeting on Wednesday.
Board Member Barbara Seals-Nevergold said the two sides have to compromise to improve city schools.
"I won't say that there is nobody out there," Seals-Nevergold said, "but I do think we have to demonstrate as a board that we're willing to provide some stability for anyone coming into this district and that they can't be hamstrung by a board that is fighting with each other, that's indecisive or that's unfair."
Majority School Board Member Larry Quinn said there's no need to go outside since there are other high-quality candidates within the district.