Buffalo School Board

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Buffalo's Board of Education appointed former Erie 1 BOCES Superintendent Donald Ogilvie as the district's new interim superintendent in a contentious board meeting Wednesday evening. 

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Larry Quinn is one of the new Buffalo Board of Education members and makes up the new majority on the board. Quinn said Wednesday he is ready to support former Erie 1 BOCES superintendent Don Ogilvie as the district's new interim superintendent. 

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The Buffalo School Board has some new leadership but most of the old problems.

Buffalo School board votes to keep MLK open

Jun 26, 2014
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The Buffalo School Board reversed itself Wednesday night in voting to keep Martin Luther King School open.

Fighting for a voice on education issues

Jun 25, 2014
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School educators and stakeholders in the Buffalo Public School District say parental involvement is key in changing failing schools and leading students to success.  But what about the parents who are involved.  In this Focus on Education interview, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with two concerned citizens who are fighting for a voice when it comes to resolving the city's education crisis.

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The Buffalo Board of Education met in special session Monday afternoon to select an interim superintendent.  The board named Will Keresztes as the temporary successor to Superintendent Pamela Brown.

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The Buffalo Board of Education has been talking for weeks about what to do if Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown takes a buyout to leave the district.  Brown is expected to leave Monday and the board will be meeting in special session to discuss their next steps.

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Some Buffalo Public School parents are calling on the school board to keep Martin Luther King School 39 open.  Monday afternoon the District Parent Coordinating Council and parents were joined by newly elected at large board member Larry Quinn and West District member James Sampson.  They protested the planned closing of the school.

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The Buffalo Board of Education has now had two one-hour long discussions about how to pick a replacement for the departing Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown. On Wednesday, they decided another meeting was necessary. 

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The Buffalo School Board showed Wednesday that its members don't share the same view when trying to decide what to do about the impending departure of Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown.

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The Buffalo School Board is meeting Wednesday afternoon to find out if a deal has been worked out for the resignation of Buffalo Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown.

Press Pass: Locating a new stadium for the Bills

May 26, 2014

An investment bank and law firm have been retained by the estate of Ralph Wilson to help facilitate the sale of the Buffalo Bills. In this week's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First discusses how the move should speed a sale process which will almost certainly coincide with the building of a new stadium.

Superintendent reacts to school board election results

May 8, 2014
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The future of Buffalo Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown could be in jeopardy following Tuesday night's school board election. Two candidates elected to three-at-large seats, Larry Quinn and Patti Bowers Pierce, are expected to align with board member Carl Paladino, who is seeking Brown's removal.

The Buffalo School Board is being formally notified Monday that two high-ranking administrators fired a month ago aren't going away quietly.

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The Buffalo News has endorsed a trio of candidates for the Buffalo School Board elections Tuesday. Those endorsements have angered a segment of the public, and for some have emphasized racial divides in the city. On today's Press Pass, WBFO's Chris Jamele and Artvoice editor Geoff Kelly will discuss those endorsements.

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Buffalo school parents faced off yesterday with school board members. The session was lengthy, frequently loud, and  left many issues unsettled.

Buffalo School District at a crossroads

Apr 25, 2014
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The Buffalo Public School District is at a crossroads. Next month's school board election has drawn a great deal of attention and could determine the future of schools superintendent Pamela Brown.

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Faced with a potential sit-in at the board room, the Buffalo School Board last night agreed to a direct meeting next Wednesday with the District Parent Coordinating Council.

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With the fight over three at-large seats on the Buffalo school board heating up and the election three weeks away, ten of the candidates turned up last night before a large crowd in First Shiloh Baptist Church on Thursday night.

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The recent passing of Bills owner Ralph Wilson, Jr. has raised serious questions in regard to the status of the existing stadium, just as $130 million in renovations are underway for next season.

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The Buffalo Public School finances are bleak and drastic measures are being taken to deal with academic troubles.

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County Legislator Lynn Marinelli stepped down from her post in January, but no progress has been made in filling that seat.

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Though the approaching School Board elections will likely determine her future as Buffalo Schools Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Brown took a proactive approach Wednesday night during a review of her job performance.

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Former Buffalo Sabres Managing Partner Larry Quinn announced last week that he will run for the Buffalo School Board, adding to the expanding list of candidates for three at-large seats. "It's a snapshot of the growing frustration" with Buffalo schools, says Jim Fink of Business First.

Tolbert running for school board seat

Jan 30, 2014
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Bernard Tolbert, who ran unsuccessfully for Buffalo mayor in 2013, has now turned his political sights on the Buffalo Board of Education.

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Buffalo Public School students were on their way to the bus stops Wednesday morning when schools superintendent Pamela Brown canceled most classes.  With snow days running out, Brown says she  wanted to wait until the last possible minute to make the decision.

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Enterprise and Westminister Community charters may have new and extended lives as the Buffalo Board of Education  decided on two-year charter extensions.  WBFO'S Mike Desmond reports the board wouldn't go for three-years and now it's up to Albany.

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For weeks, Carl Paladino has been seeking the removal of Buffalo School Board president Barbara Seals Nevergold.  Now, a resident is taking similar steps in an effort to have Paladino removed from the board.

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Fresh from losing the mayor's race last month, Sergio Rodriguez is ramping up another campaign.

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The Buffalo School Board voted Wednesday evening to hire a lawyer for board president Barbara Seals Nevergold as school board member Carl Paladino seeks to have her removed from the board.

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