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HEARING WILL AIR OPTIONS ON SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS

Options to the present system for electing Buffalo School Board members will be considered at a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 801 of City Hall.

Board members are now elected in non-partisan races in special May elections, but that system has faced criticism because of its cost and traditionally low voter turnouts.

The hearing, conducted by the board, will air these possibilities:

Keeping the system as it is.

Moving board elections to November, either on a partisan or non-partisan basis.

Conducting elections by mail, or at city schools.

Have non-partisan elections in September.

Switching to an appointed School Board.

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