One of the most controversial and troubled components of Buffalo's city government is it's Board of Education. This year 6 of the 9 seats on the school board will be open.
Chris interviews Buffalo School Board At large memeber Barbara A. Nevergold on her goals for the schools and the upcoming May 3rd School Board Elections.
Buffalo Public Schools is a school district in New York that served 32,723 students in 58 schools during the 2011-2012 school year. This district was the second-largest by enrollment in the state of New York. Buffalo Public Schools has experienced significant tumult in recent years, culminating in the resignation of Superintendent Pamela Brown on June 16, 2014.
Back on 6/23/14 Nevergold posted: "the State Education Department finally released the 'official' data on the graduation rates for the Buffalo Pubic Schools... The 56% graduation rate projected by Dr. Pamela Brown is right on. In addition, Buffalo posted the greatest percentage increase, almost 9 percentage points, in the graduation rate among all the Big 5 School Districts across the State."
People like current schoolboard member Carl Paladino bluntly refuse to recognize this or Brown and Nevergold. The students are currently the victims of a tug of war between schoolboard members backed by different special interest and activist groups.