The most interesting thing that happened at Wednesday's Buffalo school board committee meeting was probably the fire alarm. It forced board members and administrators to trudge down eight flights of steps and get whipped by the wind outside as firefighters struggled in vain to turn off the blaring fire alarm system at City Hall.
Who knows when's the last time, if ever, that board members actually took a vote on a sidewalk in the darkness to adjourn its meeting?
But in terms of actual board business, we give the nod to district's comprehensive breakdown of the 2,000+ students who requested transfers from underperforming schools into schools in good standing with the state. (For a minute-by-minute meeting breakdown, see the previous blog post.)
The report, presented by Will Keresztes, the district's chief of student support services, provides an enlightening view of who requested transfers and from where they came. It also details where all the transferred students have been placed so far, as of the end of August. Up to 500 students may be transferred by February. Here's a copy of the complete report: