Getting information from the Buffalo school district is often a struggle. But there are a few specific things worth updating the public on.
1. Sampson's transparency resolution
Virtually lost amid the controversy of last Wednesday's board meeting was a resolution by board member Jim Sampson to move school board meetings out into the community. I got a few of the details wrong in the story we published Thursday (since corrected) but here's the upshot of his transparency resolution:
Starting with the board's next meeting on Oct. 9, the first Buffalo school board meeting of every month will be held in a district public school instead of the cramped board chambers at City Hall. The school that's chosen (some have suggested the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts) would need to have adequate seating and parking, and be "easily accessible" (which I assume means along a public transportation route and handicapped accessible). The second board meeting of the month will still be held in City Hall.