Buffalo School Board Elections 2016

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Buffalo School Board sessions often turn contentious, with voices raised and accusations hurled. Last night's meeting, however, reached new levels as protesters created an uproar that prompted security to take action.


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Absentee ballots were counted in the Buffalo School Board Park District race and incumbent Carl Paladino is the winner. Paladino defeated 18-year-old Austin Harig. But the 18-year-old opponent created a tight race for the powerful businessman.

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Some community stakeholders and educators are fully behind Buffalo Schools Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash's effort to change struggling schools. WBFO Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with an elementary school principal and a college leader.

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The Buffalo School Board majority has been knocked out by voters in Tuesday night’s election, with brand new members ready to take on education.

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Buffalo voters will be deciding on six school board seats Tuesday. A few candidates, including one incumbent, were knocked off  the ballot. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with both the Democratic and Republican Erie County Board of Elections commissioners about what voters can expect.

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Eligible Buffalo voters will head to the polls Tuesday for the school board elections. All six Buffalo School District seats will be decided. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News education reporter Tiffany Lankes take a look at how the current board's majority, aligned with the schools superintendent and reforms, is at risk in the election.

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Next Tuesday eligible Buffalo voters will have the chance to decide on six Board of Education races.  But the ballot is not finalized as two of the candidates appear in court today for petition challenges. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley spoke with one of the Erie County Board of Election Commissioners about preparations for the school board election.

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Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino tried to knock his opponent out of the May 3 school board election. 18-year-old Hutch Tech student Austin Harig of South Buffalo defended his nominating petitions Thursday morning at an Erie County Board of Election.