The current majority on the Buffalo School Board will hold its last meeting tonight under the leadership of President Barbara A. Seals Nevergold.
Among the items of business the outgoing majority is expected to pursue: a new parent involvement policy, which is expected to effectively oust the District Parent Coordinating Council as the sole officially recognized parent group in the district. The policy would enable the board to recognize more parent groups, including the union-supported Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization.
Tonight will also be the last board meeting for Florence Johnson, who has served more than 20 years on the school board, and John B. Licata, who has been on the board for five years. Johnson decided not to seek re-election this year; Licata lost his seat in the May election.
The meeting tonight will be live-blogged at blogs.buffalonews.com/school_zone/
The new board, including Patty Pierce and Larry Quinn – who were elected in May – will be seated on July 1, when the board meets to hold its annual reorganization meeting.