BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Parents are protesting the Buffalo School District’s ongoing transfer crisis Wednesday, outside of Superintendent Pamela Brown’s office. Parents plan to be there every Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m., until their children are all transferred.
New York State has rejected three plans to move students from failing schools. More than 2,000 students have requested transfers. The district proposals would have only accommodated 300 to 500 of those requests.
The state has until September 30th to submit a revised plan. The district has been ordered by the state to create four more schools in good standing by next September and to also find room for students from charter schools that are not making the grade.
Dr. Will Keresztes, Chief of Student Support Services, said last week, "We're going to make sure that the plan includes all of these new requests by the State Education Department, but also accounts for the charter school factor, and we'll make sure that the state gets a response by September 30th."
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around western New York.
A registered nurse from Lockport has admitted concealing her knowledge of her boyfriend's drug dealing activities.
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Police say they had the wrong man, and that Jerome Thagard, who spent four years in prison, didn't murder Steven Northrup in 2009. But the victim's family says otherwise.