The Buffalo Board of Education will meet tonight and will discuss the phase-in plans for four of the district's lowest performing schools. It's possible they will delay a vote, if the state grants them an extension to work out some unresolved issues.
There are a number of things board members must consider when they decide how to move forward. Each of the schools has submitted a proposal for how to revamp their programs, but those plans depend on getting a signed memorandum of understanding, or MOU, from the teachers union. Several charter schools have also requested to move into the buildings.
Meanwhile, everyone from parents and teachers to city officials are weighing in on the debate, and trying to influence the board's decision.