No decision on administrators during marathon meeting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo school board members were supposed to decide the fate of two top administrators during Wednesday night’s marathon board meeting. The administrators are not properly qualified for their positions, and we stayed at the meeting until the very end to find out what might happen to them.

Before Wednesday’s meeting, the school board president said the board would make a decision about whether the two administrators would stay. However after a six-hour meeting Wednesday, the board still hasn’t made a decision.

It was last week when we found out that administrators lacked the New York State certifications needed for their positions with the district. They have been on unpaid leave ever since.

The district has yet to decide what to do.  It even held an hour long executive session Wednesday night.

Buffalo School Board Member Carl Paladino tabled his motion for the district to fire them. School Board President Dr. Barbara Seals Nevergold says the district will need to take more time on this decision.

Nevergold said, “Well what we decided would happen is that we would continue to have them on unpaid administrative leave while we are in the process of reviewing the entire situation.”

Nevergold says the review of the administrators is also looking into whether they can still work while they get their certification. Ultimately the board would have to approve it. Nevergold says one of her concerns with the approach is whether it will be a liability to the district.

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