BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo school district will hold back to back meetings at the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts on Thursday evening. The first will be an informational session to discuss superintendent receivership for 25 struggling schools in the district. That will be followed by a forum that will allow community members to get to know the latest candidate for the superintendent position.
Dr. Kriner Cash is the sixth candidate interviewed by the district for the superintendent job.
The former superintendent of the Memphis school district was known there for his “occasionally brusque style,” but also as a leader who made major reforms in a district suffering from the same kinds of problems as Buffalo, poverty and low academic achievement. Cash has said he is “uniquely qualified” to lead the Buffalo district as it has 25 of its schools in receivership.
The public will have the opportunity to submit questions for Dr. Cash on cards that will be provided at the entrance to the auditorium ahead of Thursday evening’s forum. That meeting is set to start at 6:15 p.m.
The district-wide informational session on receivership is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. It will also be held in the main auditorium at the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.