BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A plan to save Lafayette High School, in Buffalo, is expected to be released Monday. The district wants to close the school and reopen it as a charter school. Teachers will share a new plan, that may stop that from happening.
Lafayette High School is just one of of four high schools that the Buffalo Board of Education has decided to phase out. Because East and Lafayette High Schools lost their partnerships with Johns Hopkins University, the board voted to phase out the schools. It’s the same situation that Bennett High and the MLK school are already in.
The schools will stop taking new students, then shut down in the hopes of reopening as new schools. The decision was made last month at a heated school board meeting.
There were proposals for the future of Bennett High and the MLK school, but they fell apart.
The “turnaround” plan for Lafayette High School is expected to be unveiled at 5:30 p.m.