Buffalo Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash described the district’s decision to start the coming school year remotely on Thursday as “inclusive, systematic and thoughtful.” Buffalo parent leaders, however, said that’s not exactly the full story.
The school year is ending, but many Buffalo families continue to struggle with the varied impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s the message several parent leaders expressed to the Buffalo Board of Education during its regular meeting Wednesday night.
Parent Facilitators, who recently learned they're out of a job with the Buffalo Public Schools, are calling for the program's restoration. Advocates say the facilitators played an important role in city schools.
Among the petitions decided Friday by the New York State Education Commissioner was a request from the District Parent Coordinating Council to remove Buffalo Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash and all School Board members. The Commissioner denied the request on "procedural grounds," but the DPCC is not expected to re-submit its petition.
A Buffalo woman arrested for failing to send her children to school appeared at a news conference Friday. The woman is accusing the city school district of failing to provide proper notification that her children were being homeschooled.
WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports on a news conference with home school mom.
The District Parent Coordinating Council says it want the State Education Commissioner to put the entire city school district under receivership. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the organization has issued this request as it submitted their petition to remove school board member Carl Paladino.
WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports on the DPCC petition.
The role of parents in the Buffalo school system was on the table again last night. The Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization told the board parents shouldn't be punished for opting-out of tests for their children.
Twenty-five Buffalo Public Schools are now under 'receivership,' meaning they are in the hands of the city schools superintendent. Members of Buffalo's District Parent Coordinating Council believe receivership could finally turn around struggling schools.
A backroom meeting during the Buffalo school board session Wednesday night may have cleared the way for Albany to ship in $36 million already anticipated in the budget. The money has been delayed as part of a long-running fight over parental involvement in district decisions.
The Buffalo school system's largest parents group says the proposed budget fails. During a meeting in Makowski School, the District Parent Coordinating Council voted "no confidence" regarding the budget slated to be approved a week from today.
Some Buffalo School parents are calling for a federal receiver takeover of city schools. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says parents claim the district has failed to address several issues for students.
The Buffalo Board of Education is still waiting for a fact-finding report on the Buffalo teachers contract. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says as the board awaits the information, there is a call for changes in a new teacher contract that would focus more on students.
When a five-year-old special education student at School 82 put on his coat and backpack and left school, no one noticed until he was found wandering by a police officer. Officials are moving to prevent such situations from occurring again.
The Buffalo Public School District has agreed to work toward resolving the admission requirements for criteria based-schools. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights issued a resolution after three parents filed a complaint.