Attorneys for the Buffalo Public Schools and its teachers union met in judge's chambers Thursday over the district plan to cut teachers at City Honors School, but emerged no closer to resolving their dispute.
The Buffalo Teacher Federation wants State Supreme Court Justice John F. O'Donnell to block the transfer of 5.5 teaching positions so a mediator can help settle the dispute over assigning teachers "non-teaching" duties. The district is scheduled to respond to the court by Wednesday in anticipation of a judicial decision.
The School Board on Wednesday heard from City Honors students and parents upset about the teacher cuts, and who urged both sides to keep bargaining. The district said Thursday it has made overtures to the BTF to continue bargaining. The union, meanwhile, said it is still waiting for a response to its last proposal.