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Passing grades for Buffalo Schools Superintendent

"We know that he will continue to work collaboratively with the Board"

June 18, 2019 - 10:19 pm

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Board of Education held a special session Tuesday evening for the purpose of evaluating Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash.

Despite positive reviews and evaluation, the board did not act on extending Cash's contract.

Following the session, the board released the following statement and report card on the performance of Cash:

"The Board is pleased to acknowledge and commend Superintendent Kriner Cash for the numerable accomplishments that our District has achieved this year under his leadership.

Dr. Cash has positioned this District to be recognized as an innovator and source of best practices and creative programs that support student achievement, parental and community engagement, staff development and fiscal responsibility.

Now in its third year, the Education Bargain, formerly New Education Bargain, continues to provide the strategic framework that has grounded what Dr. Cash refers to as “the work” and has contributed to a year when the District significantly increased the number of schools in good standing; expanded the Community Schools to 21; reduced its Receivership Schools to 3; continued to improve its graduation rate; and, numerous other achievements too many to innumerate, all contributing to Dr. Cash’s January 2019 pronouncement that Buffalo can rightly be cited as an example of a Turnaround District.

It has been many years since BPS families and the community have talked so publicly about being pleased with their school experiences and what our schools have to offer them. Dr. Cash would be the first to recognize the fragility of these achievements and the ongoing challenge of managing change. We know that he will continue to work collaboratively with the Board and all District stakeholders to sustain the positive momentum of the Buffalo Public Schools."

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