Education

McCarthy and Belton-Cottman swing proverbial punches over board meals

Board member Carl Paladino and Larry Quinn introduced a resolution that would slash the board’s travel and meal reimbursement policy. The two men see travel to conferences as frivolous at a time when the troubled district is struggling to architect

Education

May school board elections could go either way

Political observers who follow school board politics are already postulating scenarios for next year’s May election, when six of nine board members will be up for reelection. It will┬ábe a pivotal moment, in one of two directions. The education reformers

Education

School board contemplates the search for next Superintendent

The Executive Affairs committee of the Buffalo School Board had a sometimes heated discussion this evening contemplating the search and selection of the next Superintendent. The minority bloc of the school board is pushing for a national search, while the

City

Does school board experience help a McCarthy council race?

Political operatives disagree whether Jason McCarthy’s two terms on the Buffalo Board of Education will help or hurt his chances of being elected to the Common Council this year. He is widely expected to seek the Delaware district seat. McCarthy’s

City

Heated primary battle expected in Delaware district

Political operatives expect north district school board member Jay McCarthy to primary Councilman Mike LoCurto in the city’s Delaware district next year. McCarthy hasn’t made his intentions public and LoCurto hasn’t decided whether or not to run for reelection, but