Buffalo Board of Education

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The Buffalo school board gathered for a regular meeting Wednesday night and addressed a range of issues, including a recent financial audit that found Buffalo Public Schools is in its strongest financial position in decades.

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The widespread movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day is now playing out in Buffalo Public Schools.


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The Buffalo Teachers Federation held what longtime leader Phil Rumore described as one of its largest demonstrations ever outside a Buffalo school board meeting Wednesday.


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A special meeting of the Buffalo Board of Education got heated Wednesday night over how individual board members should discuss board business online and during interviews with the press.

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A new teacher residency program that aims to boost educational opportunities for all students by preparing and supporting diverse educators officially kicked off this week.


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Members of the new Buffalo Board of Education were sworn in at City Hall on Monday. Sharon Belton-Cottman, who represents the city’s Ferry District, was also selected as the new board president.

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The Buffalo Board of Education addressed a packed agenda at its last regular meeting of the school year on Wednesday.

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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.


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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.

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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. 

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It's over. The lawsuit between the Buffalo School Board and LPCiminelli over the district's school $1 billion rehab project has been settled.


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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.

Filling Park District school board seat again

May 21, 2018
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Once again the Buffalo Board of Education must fill the Park District seat.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the school board will be accepting new applications.

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"Well, Yogi Berra said, ' Its not over 'til it's over.'"

Carl Paladino has filed a complaint with the state court system regarding his removal from the Buffalo School Board last year. It targets a judge who heard his case and her husband.

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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.

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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.


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The Buffalo Board of Education is officially looking for Carl Paladino's replacement as Park District representative.

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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.


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Carl Paladino has been removed from the Buffalo Board of Education by the New York State Department of Education.

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Buffalo School Board member Larry Quinn says he will file a complaint against Board President Barbara Seals Nevergold for her failure to notify him of a secret meeting last Tuesday.

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The Buffalo School Board has called for Carl Paladino's resignation following disparaging comments he made about President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. 

Press Pass: Buffalo School Board elections take shape

Apr 19, 2016
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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. 

Parents & community want say in superintendent search

Apr 29, 2015
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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.

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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.

A former administrator at the Buffalo Board of Education has been charged with stealing funds.

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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.

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The Buffalo school board debated issues surrounding the state's teacher and principal evaluation system Wednesday night.


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Buffalo teachers will set up informational pickets outside city schools this week to protest the lack of a contract with the school district. 

Another tumultuous Buffalo School Board session

Aug 28, 2014
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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.

School board infighting continues

Aug 7, 2014
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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.

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