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DON'T KNOCK BUCHANAN FOR TRYING TO RESOLVE ISSUE

Bravo to Buffalo Board of Education President Paul Buchanan. Finally, someone is trying to "think outside the box" and find some resolution to one of the most difficult fiscal issues facing our city.

His letter was a great way to get everyone to discuss this critical hot-potato issue. Surely, his letter was not any sort of maverick "settlement" as some would suggest -- it only attempted to begin the dialogue that is so urgently needed.

The School Board should stop criticizing Buchanan and join the discussion so this matter can be brought to a fair and affordable closure, instead of getting caught up in a dysfunctional blame game.

Buchanan takes the responsibility of leadership very seriously. His actions show great and promising leadership for the district. Now is the time for others to lead, follow or get out of the way.

JEFFREY A. TOOKE Buffalo

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