Less than seven percent of eligible voters turned out for Buffalo’s Board of Education elections last month. Local advocates want to change that – and change the date of the elections. They called on the New York State Legislature to address the issue before the end of its session at a press conference on Tuesday.
Several candidates running in the Buffalo Board of Education elections Tuesday, May 7 cleared a hurdle along the campaign trail Friday. The Erie County Board of Elections reviewed, and then cleared, the petitions of several candidates who faced objections over some of their collected signatures.
All nine Buffalo School Board seats are up for election this May. But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, current board president Barbara Seals Nevergold is not seeking reelection to her at-large seat.
WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, current board president Barbara Seals Nevergold is not seeking reelection to her at-large seat.
The Buffalo Board of Education will hold a ‘special meeting' Wednesday evening to swear-in newly appointed Park District Board member Louis Petrucci. The school board approved his appointment following the resignation of Catherine Flanagan-Priore. She was appointed after the New York State Education Commissioner removed Carl Paladino last year. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley met with Petrucci at City Hall to talk about his return to the school board.
WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley met with Louis Petrucci at City Hall to talk about his return to the school board.
Carl Paladino says his removal from the Buffalo School Board by New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia was wrong and he intends to fight it. He tells WBFO his highly-anticipated challenge will formally begin next week.
At least 14 people are expressing interest in a vacant seat on the Buffalo Board of Education. Reviews and interviews will begin next week, though at least one board member won't rule out the possibility of former Park District representative Carl Paladino's reinstatement.
The president of the Buffalo School Board is pleased the State Education Commissioner ruling to remove Carl Paladino from his Park District School Board seat. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says Barbara Seals Nevergold told reporters Paladino is to be removed immediately.
WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley has reaction from the Buffalo School Board on the removal of Paladino.
Buffalo School Board races are beginning to take shape. The election is next month. This week in our Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Tiffany Lankes examine what power plays are underway for those seats.
A big debate is expected at Wednesday evening's Buffalo School Board meeting on selecting the next superintendent. Majority members are expected to name their candidate, Emerson School Principal Jim Weimer, by blocking out minority members. But as WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley reports the Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization (BPTO) is demanding a comprehensive and transparent selection process.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with BPTO President Larry Scott about the superintendent search.
The Buffalo School Board meets in regular session Wednesday evening. The last meeting was filled with controversy and personal attacks against a deeply divided board. In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley asks some local leaders if they feel it's time for intervention.
Three charter schools shared their plans Monday night over how they would use current public school buildings. The public hearing at West Hertel Elementary School sets the stage for a key decision at Wednesday's meeting of the Buffalo Board of Education.
Racial allegations were flying at Wednesday's Buffalo School Board session. School Board members met in special session at City Hall to discuss proposed turnaround plans for Bennett High School and Martin Luther King School.
A special meeting of the Buffalo Board of Education turned into a bit of a chaotic session Wednesday. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says once again there was plenty of controversy in a more than three-hour session.
The new majority on the Buffalo Public School Board went into special meeting Wednesday afternoon with the five votes needed to make Donald Ogilvie, former Erie 1 BOCES superintendent, the interim city schools superintendent. After two nasty hours of discussion, his appointment was approved.
Buffalo voters made a fundamental change Tuesday in the Buffalo Board of Education by tossing out the current majority and putting in place a new one which will take office July 1. In unofficial returns, voters elected three at-large members, retaining school board President Barbara Seals Nevergold and electing former Buffalo Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn and Patricia Bowers Pierce.
The much anticipated Buffalo School Board election is finally here. City voters are encouraged to head to the polls throughout the day Tuesday to vote for three-at-large school members. Thirteen candidates are vying for three-at-large seats. But with a divided school board and tough criticism laid on the schools superintendent -- this election has drawn more attention than normal.
All this week we are bringing you the voices of more than a dozen candidates vying for three-at-large Buffalo School board seats. WBFO, WNED-TV and The Buffalo News teamed to record interviews with those who will appear on the May 6th ballot. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley highlights the candidates to help inform Buffalo voters as part of our Focus on Education reporting.
The Buffalo Public School District is under pressure to improve failing schools and boost graduation rates and it’s a contentious time for school leadership. There are more than a dozen candidates vying for three-at-large school board seats.
It is a critical time for Buffalo Public Schools as leadership remains under tough criticism. This year’s school board election has attracted significant interest for three at-large seats. As part of our Focus on Education reporting, WBFO, WNED-TV and The Buffalo News teamed up to record interviews with more than a dozen candidates running for the May 6 election. All this week, WBFO's Eileen Buckley is highlighting the candidates to help inform city voters.