Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

Paladino's court petition to remove Barbara Nevergold

As previously reported, Buffalo School Board member Carl Paladino has been trying to remove current President Barbara Nevergold from the board, both through petitions to the state education commissioner and through a filing in State Supreme Court. His petitions to Commissioner John King were rejected in March, and the request submitted last week before State Supreme Court Judge Tracey Bannister is pending a hearing currently scheduled for Friday.

Paladino said he has more faith in the court system than in the State Education Department, and wants a ruling that would declare Nevergold's board tenure invalid and prevent her from participating or voting on any future board issues. He's expressed concerns that the lame duck board may try to push through proposals that would deliberately tie the hands of the incoming board to be seated in July, despite Nevergold's assertions to the contrary.

"I don’t intend to walk away from this thing," Paladino said. "I intend to get a ruling that all her actions over the past year are void."

Below is a copy of Judge Bannister's show cause order and Paladino's court petition. Note that the judge crossed out her initial temporary restraining order that would have prevented Nevergold from participating in board meetings until the court matter is decided. It's also amusing to see that Paladino predicted in his petition that Nevergold would fail to win re-election last week. She was re-elected to her seat with 7,097 votes, 1,162 more votes than the fourth-place finisher. 

-- Sandra Tan

Paladino's court petition against Nevergold

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement

About School Zone

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.

@denisejewellgee | djgee@buffnews.com


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.

@TiffanyLankes | tlankes@buffnews.com


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.

@BNschoolzone | stan@buffnews.com


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.

@DeidreWilliamsB | dswilliams@buffnews.com

Subscribe

Advertisement