Buffalo Public Schools

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Mike Baggerman
September 06, 2017 - 10:41 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Board of Education conducted its first set of interviews to fill Carl Paladino's vacant seat on the board on Wednesday. Paladino's seat became vacant last month after New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia determined that Paladino willingly disclosed...
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September 05, 2017 - 12:50 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Early this morning as nervous and anxious students and parents were starting a new school year in the Buffalo Public Schools, Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash was making the rounds to multiple schools and delivered a message to students and staff, saying this is "the year of...
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Tom Puckett
August 18, 2017 - 2:49 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo School Board is seeking candidates to replace Carl Paladino, ousted by the education commissioner's removal. The district is not giving interested applicants much time, just two weeks to apply. The district lists these qualifications: A citizen of the United States A...
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Tom Puckett
June 09, 2017 - 3:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) McKinley High School was in a brief lockdown Friday afternoon after a report of a student with a gun. Shortly before 1pm, the district says there was rumor of a student or students potentially having a firearm. Lockdown procedures took effect immediately and school security and...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 17, 2017 - 6:48 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dozens of school administrators gathered in protest outside City Hall on Wednesday evening against the Buffalo Public School District and Superintendent Kriner Cash. “We’ve been shown such incredible disrespect by the district for not honoring and coming to the table to give...
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May 15, 2017 - 8:44 am
(AP) For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms. Administrators say programming and services even beyond those that receive funding from the state-federal...
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May 03, 2017 - 2:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Reports surfaced Wednesday morning of a Shelter in Place order at School 99 in the Buffalo Public School District. The incident happened before classes began. Police discovered a third grade student was the one who phone in the threat. The student is expected to be...
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Mike Baggerman
May 02, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Will Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s proposed investment in the Buffalo Public Schools be enough to turn the tide in the school’s budget deficit? In the mayor’s budget proposal on Monday he sought to provide an additional $500,000 for the schools for the next five years, which is...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
April 06, 2017 - 7:43 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization and the District Parent Coordinating Council demanded an increase in city aid to the Buffalo Public Schools on Thursday evening at Buffalo City Hall. Prior to a press conference, BPTO Co-Chair Larry Scott and DPCC Legislative Committee...
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Tom Puckett
March 27, 2017 - 4:17 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Parents and advocates called out State Senator Chris Jacobs Monday for his vote last week which they say gutted the Foundation Aid formula and shortchanging Buffalo and other high needs public schools. Schools statewide are owed $4.3 billion in Foundation aid, of which schools in...
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