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21 WNY school superintendents oppose state constitutional convention

Twenty-one public school superintendents in Erie and Niagara counties on Monday publicly opposed a referendum to hold a constitutional convention in a letter to "partners in education."

New York voters will decide whether to hold a convention that could rewrite the state's constitution. The superintendents are concerned that key provisions could be lost in a rewritten document.

The superintendents are particularly concerned with provisions guaranteeing a free public education and requiring the state to provide for social welfare needs.  They said both, if altered, could have a "direct impact on the children that we serve on a daily basis."

The letter is signed by the superintendents of Depew, Cleveland Hill, Lockport, Hamburg, Sloan, Niagara Wheatfield, Grand Island, Akron, Cheektowaga, West Seneca, North Collins, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda, Sweet Home, Alden, Lancaster, Eden, Tonawanda, Gowanda, Holland, Williamsville and Clarence.





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