The Buffalo Public School District kicked-off a brand new school year Thursday. More than 30-thousand students attend city schools. City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash appeared with students at Leonardo Da Vinci High School on the D’Youville College Campus on Buffalo’s west side. Cash has declared the 2018-19 school year as the “Year of Instruction.”
The Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization has announced a tentative agreement has been reached on a new contract between Buffalo Public Schools and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. Pending approval by the Buffalo Board of Education and the NFTA Board of Commissioners, the BPTO says the contract includes "notable changes" in bus pass policy and accessibility.
There may be more drama and scheming going on off the school sports fields in Buffalo than on the fields. It is a mix of the long-running disputes beween the city school district and the Buffalo Teachers Federation and activists.
The woman suing her former employer, the private Elmwood Franklin School, as well as Buffalo Public Schools explained why she needs the latter to comply with a judge's order and release up to three million documents as part of her discrimination case.
Buffalo Public Schools are moving forward on efforts to improve sports in the school system, especially trying to make sure student athletes have the grades and game performance to be open to college scholarships.
Buffalo Public Schools are strengthening one of the best city schools, by extending the connection between Leonardo da Vinci High School and D'Youville College. Da Vinci is being made more of a health sciences school by offering D'Youville college-credit courses.
The summer months are still busy times for school districts. This week in our Press Pass conversation WBFO’s Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education reporter Jay Rey look at five items the Buffalo Public School District is working on for the next school year.
WBFO’s Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News Education Reporter Jay Rey look at five items the Buffalo Public School District is working on for the next school year.
All 76 Buffalo school nurses have to find new assignments this summer. As employees of Kaleida Health, their assignments in Buffalo Public Schools is ending. The Buffalo School Board Wednesday night voted to replace them with cheaper, non-union nurses from two staffing agencies.
It is increasingly likely that 70 Kaleida Health registered nurses and LPNs will not be in Buffalo Public Schools after this school year. The school district praises their work, but cannot ignore that Kaleida filed its bid to keep the nurses in the schools minutes after the deadline.
Buffalo Public School leaders meet with the Common Council Thursday to talk about their proposed school budget for next year. Not all the details were set on that plan by Wednesday evening's School Board meeting.
Buffalo Public Schools prepare 28,000 lunches, 25,000 breakfasts and 5,000 snacks a day. Activists are calling for legal changes to allow greater variety in school food and easier ways to buy food produced locally.
The latest fight between the Buffalo Teachers Federation and Buffalo Public Schools is heating up, this time over incentives like ice cream socials to persuade kids to take state-mandated tests and threats of punishment for those who don't.
Buffalo Public Schools were hoping for a substantial increase in state school aid for the upcoming school year, but did not get as much as hoped. In fact, it received the smallest increase of any of the state's Big Five school districts. That means the district is looking at a projected deficit of $16 million, which includes $20 million already taken from reserves.