BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Despite a cloud looming over their heads, teachers and students are staying positive at Lafayette High School.
They held a cookout Friday to celebrate the Summer Bridges program. Incoming freshmen have been getting to know their classmates. The program also helps students break cultural and language barriers.
Teachers and parents are optimistic despite tough times in the district.
Parent Lisa Griffith said, "We're still very positive and very hopeful. We will keep going and persevering."
Bilingual Special Education teacher Maureen Lindner said, "You can take these students and you can send them to other places but they would not be as successful. It is their home. It is their community."
The Summer Bridges program lasted two weeks. The first day of classes is September 5.
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