(A full replay of Dr. Williams’ conference can be seen in the video above.)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Before the school year officially kicks off, Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tonja Williams gave her State of Schools Address at City Hall on Friday.

Dr. Williams discussed key areas of focus and priorities for the new school year. Following her address, a ribbon-cutting took place to reveal portraits of every Buffalo school superintendent dating back to 1837.

Dr. Williams has been serving as the school’s Superintendent since last year, permanently taking office in July 2022 after working as the interim leader since Kriner Cash’s resignation in March.

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