Superintendent, New School Calendar Get Thumbs Up From Buffalo School Board

Busy final meeting of school year touches on a number of hot topics

Brian Mazurowski
June 20, 2019 - 5:34 am

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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - In a busy meeting Wednesday night, the Buffalo school board tackled a number of high profile issues before the end of the school year.

The Board addressed the recent incident of Common Councilman Ulysees Wingo bringing a firearm to Riverside High School by banning him from school grounds for 18 months.

That wasn't the only headline grabbing move the board made.

The Board also voted Wednesday to extend the contract of Superintendent Kriner Cash. The one year extension means Cash will now serve as superintendent for at least two more years.

Cash has not only recieved praise from the Board, but from Teacher's Federation President Phil Rumore as well.

"I've been around for a while, I've worked with a lot of Superintendents," Rumore said. "I think that he's doing a really good job. He's focused, and that's important to do."

"We've had some differences, but BTF Presidents and Superintendents have them quite often. One of the things he does is he has a plan, and he's working hard to implement that plan rather than having a plan and changing it." 

Along with giving the extension to the Superintendent, the board also approved a new school calendar, something that has been the subject of much debate.

The 43-week calendar will start school on Friday, September 6, 2019 and keep the February Vacation. Then approved calendar was the 'compromise' calendar proposed by teachers.

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