School board candidates discuss charter schools

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Thursday night, some charter school families got to hear what candidates for the Buffalo School Board want to do for them.

The Charter School for Applied Technologies hosted a forum where many of the 13 declared candidates for next month’s board elections. Charter school parents say what the winners decide will affect their children.

Parent Lizeth Boldon said, “The charter schools do pull kids from public schools. So I want to hear what they have to say and I want to know how that’s going to affect my children. And not only that but I have a lot of friends that go to the public schools, how’s it going to affect them?”

Over 8,000 students attend charter schools in the City of Buffalo.

The Buffalo Board of Education elections take place on May 6. 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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