Some parents at Cloverbank Elementary School in the Frontier Central School District don’t like the district’s plans for a new area to drop off their children.
The district said it’s a safety issue, and the new area is to separate students being dropped off and picked up by parents from school buses pulling up to load and unload children in the main parking area.
But the loss of grass and trees in front of the school has angered some parents, and saddened others, who are expected to attend tonight’s School Board meeting at 7 p.m. in Frontier Educational Center, 5120 Orchard Ave.
View the plan for the parking area here.
-- Barbara O'Brien
Attorney Karl Kristoff explains Buffalo Schools Superintendent Pamela Brown's exit compensation to News Education Reporter Sandra Tan:
Below are the remarks of Will Keresztes, the Buffalo Public Schools' former chief of student support, which were made at the school board's special meeting Monday after he was unanimously voted to serve as interim superintendent of the district.
Keresztes Remarks 6-16
Below is the separation agreement approved this evening by the Buffalo Board of Education and signed by Supt. Pamela Brown. Brown resigns effective today but leaves with a full-year's salary, a $10,000 performance bonus, a payout for unused vacation time, and a $2,000 consulting fee.
Attached to the agreement are also letters of recommendation for Brown, signed by board President Barbara Seals Nevergold, for a variety of positions Brown may choose to apply for.
-- Sandra Tan
Supt. Pamela Brown's Resignation Agreement
On the heels of Supt. Pamela Brown's resignation, Will Keresztes, the Buffalo school district's chief of student support, has been named the next, immediate interim superintendent for Buffalo Public Schools, effective immediately. He will hold the position until at least July 1.
Below is his resume:
Please join us for a special board meeting called for 4 p.m. today in Room 801 of City Hall regarding the separation agreement for Superintendent Pamela Brown. The board is expected to approve a separation agreement, name Chief of Student Support Will Keresztes as immediate interim deputy superintendent (until July 1) and release the job description for a long-termer interim superintendent who would hold the position for 1-2 years.
The live blog will begin shortly after 4 p.m.
Please join us here for our live blog of the Buffalo School Board meeting. The board will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. today in Waterfront Elementary School to continue the discussion of selecting a future interim superintendent. That will be followed by the board's regular meeting at 5:30 p.m., which will likely include a vote on changes to the district's Parent Involvement Policy.
The regular meeting agenda packet can be found here. You can also watch the meetings live.
As noted in today's story, the Buffalo Metropolitan Federal Credit Union is ending its student-run credit union branch, which has been in place for three years, because of concerns about safety at the school. Below is the letter they sent to the school.
UPDATE: The Credit Union Times has also picked up on this story. Here's what they posted today.
-- Sandra Tan
Credit Union Letter
A New York State Association of School Business Officials analysis found voter turnout had decreased by 52 percent since 2010. (www.nysasbo.org
Statewide voter turnout in school board elections has been steadily decreasing since 2010, while budget approval rates have increased, according to a new analysis.
Please join us here today for the live blog of the Buffalo School Board meetings, starting at 4 p.m. with a special meeting to discuss the selection process for an interim superintendent. Given board member Carl Paladino's last missive about the incoming board majority's desire to select an interim "immediately," that conversation should be interesting.
The special meeting will be followed by a 5 p.m. Student Support Committee meeting and a 7 p.m. Educational Support Committee meeting.