Buffalo School Board

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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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A local gun-advocacy organization is preparing to sue the Buffalo School Board.

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The Buffalo School Board on Wednesday took a step toward barring Masten District Common Council member Ulysees Wingo from all buildings and events, even those out of state.

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Buffalo councilmembers yesterday approved pay raises for themselves, Mayor Brown, Comptroller Barbara Miller-Williams and the school board members. In most cases, they agreed to the recommendations from the Citizens Salary Review Commission.

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Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash says he is looking forward to the new school board, as he and his staff prepare to bring the "newbies" up to speed on the position.

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When the Buffalo School Board assembles in early July to elect its officers, there will be four new members around the nine-member table.

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The next few years of the Buffalo Public Schools system are being decided Tuesday and it is close to a complete mystery how it will turn out.

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All nine members of the Buffalo School Board are on the ballot Tuesday, four of them without opponents. It happens only every 15 years.

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What began as a debate about why so many Buffalo schools don't offer music to students turned into some School Board members saying they won't vote for the proposed budget unless it's more equitable.

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Buffalo Public Schools and city government may soon be using the same glass fiber web lines to provide better and cheaper IT services for both.

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Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash says too many city school students are dying in street violence and he wants the school system to do something about the deaths. The effort comes in he wake of the shooting death of School 45 seventh-grader Badr Elwaseem.

The State University Charter Institute is in the annual process of listening to new applications for charter schools to open, this group for the fall of 2020. It's a long and complicated process slated to finish in June, when the newest schools get their charters.

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The Buffalo School Board on Wednesday voted to pay members of the district security force $180,000 for overtime they worked but weren't previously paid.

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Another Buffalo School Board seat has opened up. Longtime developer and former co-owner of the Buffalo Sabres says he will not run for another term.

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Buffalo School Board meetings are often raucous struggles over how to run the school system. Wednesday night's work session was louder than normal, in a fight over adult education programs in a decaying North Buffalo school.


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Some Buffalo Public Schools were operating their own informal admissions processes, leaving some other high schools with the students rejected in that process. However, the School Board Wednesday evening was told this system has stopped.

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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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A fight between a McKinley High School teacher and a student has put the teacher out on Workers Compensation and the student facing felony charges.A

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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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While the Buffalo School Board does not decide if a new charter school starts in the city, there was visible pushback when Legends Charter appeared before the board for its mandated public hearing.

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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.

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The continuing fight over how Buffalo Public School teachers become coaches is colliding with football players at one of the city's top schools.

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Buffalo School Board members apparently believe the district is making progress, giving each of its three leaders another one-year term without opposition.

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The Buffalo School Board Thursday night voted for experience in filling a vacant Park District seat, appointing former Board President Lou Petrucci.

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It was almost Old Home Week for the Buffalo School Board Wednesday night, as its seven members interviewed the first four candidates to fill the vacant Park District seat. All of the candidates had applied the last time the seat was open. One was even a former board member who served as president.

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Candidates for the Buffalo School Board's Park District seat will begin this afternoon at 4 p.m. This will be the second time in a year and a half interviews have been needed to fill the seat.

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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.


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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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The Buffalo School Board is likely to approve its proposed budget without much difficulty next Wednesday. Last night's budget discussion revolved around the future and where the district is going.

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