All nine school board seats are up for election in May

All nine members of the Buffalo Board of Education are up for re-election next May.  Those races have historically low turnout, in which district elections are often won with 500 or so votes.  The ‘reform coalition,’ which suffered the loss


Harris gears up for school board run

Adrian Harris is a passionate advocate for public education and a well reasoned critic of the school board’s majority bloc led by Carl Paladino. He is a professional educator with the Lancaster School District and holds a Masters Degree in


Mascia may run for school board

BY C.B. MILLER Housing Commissioner Joe Mascia is considering a run for the Central District seat on Buffalo’s Board of Education. Dwayne Kelly, an activist who once circulated a letter in support of Carl Paladino under the pen name “Herman,” has already announced

Civil Rights

Buffalo parents asked to join civil rights lawsuit

BY CAROLETTE MEADOWS As a parent of a Buffalo Public School student, I have filed a breech of contract law suit on behalf of my child in U.S. District Court regarding the Board of Education’s failure to comply with the Office


May school board races may attract excitement

May school board elections are shaping up to look competitive — and could determine governing control of the billion dollar a year district. In the North District, Jay McCarthy is seen as a strong incumbent who has performed strongly at


Newly appointed Superintendent Donald Ogilvie discusses his role

Shortly after he was elected as Buffalo’s next Interim Superintendent, Donald Ogilvie fielded a range of questions from local media outlets, where he explained his general views on education, his management style, and the current state of the Buffalo Public Schools.


Strategy document outlining BPS reforms is released

The school board’s new majority released this three page vision document: 2014_BPS_Vision, WGRZ reports. It’s an impressively aggressive and on-point agenda that promotes a diversity of choices for students and parents, and a diversity of services providers. The document also


Nevergold: Ogilvie lacks turnaround, urban experiences

In an interview with WBFO’s Eileen Buckley, former school board President Dr. Barbara Nevergold says that Donald Ogilvie lacks experience in two key areas that should be demanded of the next Superintendent: urban experience and turnaround experience. Mr. Ogilvie recently


What could a new teachers contract look like?

Today school board President James Sampson announced that Donald Ogilvie will serve as the Buffalo Public School District’s next Interim Superintendent. He will seek the Board’s approval at their Wednesday meeting, the first time that the newly elected majority will


What’s Bernie’s next move?

The recent at-large school board elections — in which Larry Quinn, Patricia Pierce, and Dr. Barbara Nevergold each secured a 6-year term — saw an impressive above average turnout. Surprisingly, the increased turnout largely came from the Eastside of Buffalo.