BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - An emergency meeting is being held Sunday, to determine the fate of Pinnacle Charter School in Buffalo.
Parents are left in frustration and worry as to where their children will be going to school, when the new academic year begins in almost one week.
The charter school is holding a meeting to discuss New York State Board of Education's plan to close the school where over 550 students attend and 70 teachers are employed.
Terrence Boyd expresses his concern saying, "We might have to protest a little harder, and if nothing else, I think I'll have to put them in a Catholic school. Bottom line, I'm not happy with the Buffalo Public Schools."
The State Education Department plans to prevent Pinnacle from opening for the 2013-2014 school year, but Pinnacle has different plans.
"I feel it's very unfair to my child more importantly, that's what upsets me. She doesn't even get to attend school on the first day," said Tiffany Adams.
The State Education Department notified the school this past Friday, saying they would send some members from the department to meet with staff from the charter school on Monday, August 26.
According to the release, the state will begin working with Buffalo Public Schools to develop a transfer plan for the 550 students to go the Buffalo schools.
Concerns grow after thousands of students requested to transfer out of failing Buffalo Public Schools, and go to schools in good standing. When the transfer plan passed however, only around 20 percent of students who requested transfers were allowed to switch schools.
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The Pinnacle Board of Trustees says it's going to fight to keep the school open, and will take any action necessary to prevent the school from closing.
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Last year, the State Education Department recommended Pinnacle Charter to close, but the school won that battle.
Another meeting will be held Monday at 2 p.m. to discuss the future for Pinnacle Charter.
A Buffalo Police vehicle was involved in a two-car crash around 8:40 a.m. Monday. The crash happened at Bailey and LaSalle Avenues.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Police say that with the assistance of local media, they were able to identify the person responsible.
Monday is being billed as a national "Day of Action" among teachers and community groups who are worried about the state of education.
Police say 29-year-old Joshua Sullivan was already issued an order of protection that prohibited him from subjecting the child to any verbal or physical abuse.