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New Buffalo schools and programs proposed tonight

Tonight's Buffalo school board meeting features a packed agenda, as noted in today's story. Among the items are several resolutions to create a new five-year advanced manufacturing program at Burgard, to open a new Medical Campus High School, and a new elementary school focusing on the fine arts. The resolutions are below.

Aside from these resolutions, the board is also expected to consider approving the Teach for America program and a new contract with the Cross and Joftus educational consulting firm.

We will live blog the meeting so please check back here later tonight and follow us. The board will meet at 5:30 pm tonight in the auditorium of the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, 450 Masten Ave.

-- Sandra Tan

Resolutions 12-11-13 for New School Programs

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Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee

Denise Jewell Gee joined The Buffalo News in 2007 and currently covers education and suburban schools. She also writes a column for the City & Region section and previously covered government in Erie County and Niagara Falls. Gee graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.

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Tiffany Lankes

Tiffany Lankes

Tiffany Lankes joined The Buffalo News in 2013 and primarily covers the Buffalo Public Schools. She has written about education since 2003 at newspapers in Florida and New York. In 2008, she was a nominated finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Lankes is an Amherst native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career writing for the News’ NeXt section.

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Sandra Tan

Sandra Tan

Sandra Tan has been a cityside reporter for The Buffalo News since 2000 and currently covers the Buffalo Public Schools beat. She previously covered the Williamsville school district and was a full-time education reporter for five years prior to joining The News. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams

Deidre Williams began working for The Buffalo News in 1999 and currently covers Buffalo Public Schools. She formerly was a suburban reporter on the Northtowns beat and has been a cityside reporter covering communities since 2004. Williams has a mass communications degree from Towson University.

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