Tonight's Buffalo School Board meeting is expected to be really busy. Board member Carl Paladino's resolution to terminate Interim Superintendent Donald Ogilvie is slated to come before the board. Paladino all has other resolutions up for consideration, including a resolution to forbid Ogilvie to hire or extend the contracts of any top administrators before he leaves office. The board is also expected to consider resolutions on which vacant or soon-to-be-vacant public school buildings can be leased to charter schools this fall. Members of the board minority bloc have also submitted resolutions regarding the need for a search for district superintendent, and end the district's "sit and stare" policy.
The board will meet starting at 5:30 p.m. in Room 801 of City Hall. Here's the link to the board packet.
We will be covering this meeting live. However, The News no longer has access to the live blog software we used to use and which many of you are familiar with. So instead, I will be using my Twitter handle @BNschoolzone to live tweet this meeting. You do not need to have a Twitter account to follow my live tweets. Those tweets will all be collected and published below so anyone can follow along. As you can see, all tweets by myself and my fellow education reporter colleagues automatically show up in this space.
Anyone who does follow me on Twitter can reply to my tweets as the meeting runs, and I'll do my best to retweet/republish the ones worth sharing. The Buffalo News is in the process of creating a better platform for live meeting coverage so please be patient during this transition. All live tweets from the meeting will be saved and stored in this same space after the meeting ends.
UPDATE: I very slightly reordered some tweets below so that the conversations make more sense.