BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Officials expect to have an answer from the New York State Education Department by the end of the business day this Friday on the revised student transfer plan from Buffalo Public Schools.
State Regent Bob Bennett tells News 4 he personally would like to see all families that have students who want to leave low performing for schools in good standing to be accommodated by Sept. 2014. He has previously stated he believes the state will allow the Buffalo School District to phase in student transfers rather than attempt to accommodate all 2,200 students seeking transfers this school year.
Buffalo Superintendent Dr. Pamela Brown tells News 4 the district is working as quickly as it can to find available seats for student transfers.
"I think it's well-known that the district has a limited amount of seats available in its schools in good standing. We have 12 schools that meet that requirement," Dr. Brown said.
She is scheduling a meeting with superintendents from suburban districts before the start of this school year to explore the possibility of sending Buffalo students to schools outside of the city.
There is a hearing Thursday in Buffalo about the use of medical marijuana. So far 20 states and Washington D.C. allow it.
News 4 is looking to see if police and firefighters were called to the same house overnight, for different incidents. Firefighters were on Goodyear Avenue putting out a fire around 3 a.m. Thursday.
Reverend Roy Harriger returned to court Wednesday night. The pastor is facing charges of molesting children.
Some of the members of his assembly refuse to believe the allegations against him. About eight members of the Community Fellowship …
In an effort to combat childhood obesity, a local school district is now banning a popular sweet treat.
This year, some local students are getting out their pens and paper to make sure other children have a happy holiday this year.
Crews will also be out dredging the Buffalo River on Thursday. They'll be in the city ship canal area.