After longstanding pressure by local advocates, the Buffalo school board elections may soon be moved from May to November. Both houses of the New York State Legislature passed a bill supporting the change on Thursday.
The principal who allowed Councilmember Ulysees Wingo to store a gun in an office safe during a visit to Riverside High School last month has resigned. District officials confirmed Principal Jerome Piwko’s resignation to The Buffalo News on Thursday.
The Buffalo Board of Education addressed a packed agenda at its last regular meeting of the school year on Wednesday. In three closely watched decisions, board members voted to uphold an 18-month ban on Buffalo Common Councilmember Ulysees Wingo from all district property and school events, extend Superintendent Kriner Cash’s contract to 2021 and adopt a 43-week school calendar.
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.