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Williamsville School Board to consider resolution opposing DeVos

The Williamsville School Board on Saturday will consider a resolution opposing the nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary.

President Donald Trump's nomination of DeVos "poses an existential threat to the American system of public education," according to the resolution.

At its regular meeting earlier this month, the board was told that the New York State School Boards Association did not take a position on the nomination because it came up between its annual meeting and regular board meetings.

NYSSBA did poll its members, and 86 percent of the 400 who responded said they don't think Devos is qualified, and they listed questions for her in confirmation hearings that were sent on to senators, Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer said.

The board's special meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Williamsville South High School cafeteria, 5950 Main St., and will be followed by a community forum until noon. The forum is described as a "town-hall" style meeting with no agenda or set topic.

Anyone unable to attend the forum can follow the discussion or submit a question via Twitter using #WCSDBoardForum.

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