Williamsville Central School District

  Williamsville and Orchard Park parents were in court Friday seeking a ruling that declares the hybrid/remote learning model used by those school districts to be illegal. Judge Colaiacovo, who is hearing the case, has ordered a temporary full reopening for both districts.

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The Williamsville School District has chosen Dr. Darren Brown-Hall to potentially become its new superintendent. All that is left is a school board vote on Thursday to confirm his hiring. 

Teresa Leatherbarrow, the Board of Education president, confirmed this in a statement to WBFO on Friday. Brown-Hall is currently second-in-command at Buffalo Public Schools, where he is the chief of staff.

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An independently-prepared report blames a former superintendent, a broader school district culture, the pandemic and what it deems bad decision making for Williamsville Schools' rocky start to the school year. The suburban district's school board moved last night to make that report public.

Williamsville Central Schools

The Williamsville Central School District, which abruptly halted its hybrid learning model and switched to a fully remote format just days into its new school year, is working out a plan which would return students to the classroom during parts of the week.

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Williamsville School Superintendent Dr. Scott Martzloff suggested Monday morning that the school district's final plan for reopening might be released either later in the day or by Tuesday. It's a plan that has already undergone two modifications and raised concerns by a parents group.

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The leaders of prominent Western New York private schools like Nardin Academy and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute are speaking out against a proposed state policy that would give public school districts oversight of their institutions.


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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is recommending school districts adopt new policies to outline procedures for making student grade changes.  WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says this follows an audit from the comptroller's office.


High school students learn of deadly distractions

Oct 7, 2014
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High school students and parents in the Williamsville Central School District listen to a powerful and tragic story about distracting driving, all caused by a cell phone. In this Focus on Education report  WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports on how a nationally known speaker visited Williamsville North, South and East High Schools.