Dr. Barbara Seals-Nevergold, the school board president, is being floated as a candidate for State Senate following a special meeting convened to discuss controversial remarks made by Carl Paladino in Artvoice last week. The developer has since apologized for the remarks.
A motion calling on State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia — a member of prominent Niagara Falls family who once taught at Sweet Home High School — to remove Paladino from office.
A protest rally held earlier in the morning was organized by the Buffalo Teachers Federation and the New York State United Teachers, the Albany-based political arm of the state’s teachers unions. Paladino’s arch rivals — BTF President Phil Rumore and NYSUT Regional President Mike Deely — were in prominently in attendance.