Board brings Dr. Mary Guinn back to BPS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo School Board voted Wednesday night to appoint former consultant Dr. Mary Guinn to deputy superintendent position.

Controversy swirled over the pricey consulting contract for Guinn and late last year the board voted to terminate her role, saying she was engaging in actions beyond what her contract called for.

Guinn had initially been brought to the district to help in the process of improving Buffalo schools, but was acting as an interim deputy superintendent.

After being ousted, Superintendent Dr. Pamela Brown urged for the board to bring Guinn back for a four-month period but that request was denied.

So it came with some surprise on Wednesday when the board voted 5 to 3 to appoint Guinn as deputy superintendent. One board member was not present for the vote.

Her salary will be around $175,000 a year.

Due to the late hour of this breaking news, News 4 was unable to reach board members for comment. We will continue following this story and bring you more on Thursday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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