Parents to meet with school board after threatening sit-in

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The parents threatened a sit-in at Buffalo City Hall if they didn’t get a special meeting. Wednesday, they’ll sit down with the school board.

Many are upset the district couldn’t find spots for 1,500 students who wanted to transfer out of struggling schools. At last week’s school board meeting parents decided they had had enough.

They threatened to sit in at city hall and stay there all night if they had to. The only thing that could make the parents happy was for the school board to agree to meet with the District Parent Coordinating Council. The meeting is at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

District Parent Coordinating Council President Sam Radford says the parents want to finally hear some answers.

Radford said, “This is simple ya’ll , we only asking them to do two things, we ask for people one to do their jobs, we shouldn’t have to have the state education department here making sure we do applications right, we pay people way too much money, we should be able to get an application right the first time, and the second thing we asking people to do is follow the law, do your job and follow the law, and if they did those two things parents would be fine.”

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