BUFFALO, N.Y. - District leaders, union representatives, school board members, and parent leaders met Friday to discuss problems facing Buffalo Public Schools.
Low test scores, poor attendance, and failing schools are among the issues discussed during the closed-door session at the M&T Center downtown.
19 city stakeholders, including the mayor, schools superintendent and teachers union president got together to discuss the issues they face and things that can be done to help fix the problems.
Currently, the graduation rate for the Buffalo City School District is right around 50-percent.
This meeting was suggested by state education commissioner John B. King, Jr. He was not in attendance, but state representatives are at the meeting.
Those in attendance say this is the start of a dialogue between stakeholders in the district and a chance to begin to develop a plan to fix the school system.