Parents, educators to meet on turnaround plan

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo School Board is focusing on the district’s troubled schools during the first of two work sessions with parents.

Parent groups will have the opportunity to help develop the district’s new turnaround plan, which is required by the State EducationD Department. Tuesday’s work session runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Stanley M. Makowski Early Childhood Center.

The work sessions comes the day after the board named a new interim superintendent to replace outgoing superintendent Dr. Pamela Brown. Will Keresztes, chief of student support services, will serve as temporary superintendent.

The Buffalo School Board voted 7-2 to buy out the last year of Brown’s contract for about $230,000, which is about what she would’ve received if she had stayed until the end of her contract, plus an additional $2,000 to consult her replacement over the next two months. 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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