Buffalo Public Schools will try again to bring 5,000 students back to the classroom Monday, after a year of virtual school. They were supposed to be back this week, but a ransomware attack on the district's computer system stopped that.
Thousands of Buffalo Public Schools students were slated to return to their buildings Monday morning, some for the first time in their high schools. However, that didn't happen, with a ransomware attack shutting down district technology.
Buffalo School Board members spent more than five hours in executive session Tuesday evening, talking about extending the contract of Superintendent Kriner Cash. They then rushed out and unanimously approved a renewal.
In the words of a Buffalo School Board member Wednesday evening, the board again kicked down the road the future of Kriner Cash as school superintendent, as the board spent more than 1 1/2 hours debating whether to talk about his contract.
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.
Buffalo Public Schools will join dozens of other city school districts like Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia in starting the 2020-2021 school year fully remotely. The Buffalo school board unanimously approved the proposal from Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash during a virtual meeting Wednesday night.
Buffalo Public Schools students have had a bad school year: COVID-19, school closings and trying to learn on a computer screen. Even so, Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash told the school board Wednesday that the students did really, really well.
Schools in New York City may, or may not, be closed through the end of the academic year — we don’t know yet because Gov. Andrew Cuomo effectively nullified an announcement from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Saturday saying those facilities would remain shuttered.
It’s now the fourth week of school closures in Buffalo, and remote or distance learning is supposed to be in full swing. But not all students have the same access to technology to help them keep learning.
Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash told school board members Wednesday night he doesn't expect buildings to reopen for the rest of the school year and expects the district's fiscal situation to get much worse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.