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School Administrators Protest Outside City Hall

BPS administrators haven't received new contract in over 13 years

Mike Baggerman
May 17, 2017 - 6:48 pm
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dozens of school administrators gathered in protest outside City Hall on Wednesday evening against the Buffalo Public School District and Superintendent Kriner Cash.  

“We’ve been shown such incredible disrespect by the district for not honoring and coming to the table to give us a contract,” Diann Woodard, National President for the American Federation of School Administrators told WBEN. “We are the principals and assistant principals and all other administrators that work under the central office. 

She explained that some of the concerns are that no one would come to the negotiating table to discuss a future contract. Similarly to what the Buffalo Public School’s teachers went through last year where there was no contract for several years, BPS administrators find themselves without a contract for over 13 years. 

“We’ve had no reaction from (Dr. Cash),” Woodard explained. “I was here over three weeks ago and he said nothing. He continues to say nothing to me. There have been some limited meetings with the union. However, they have not been enough because we have not had the people who need the people including Dr. Cash at the table.”

Woodard explained that moving forward they will continue to try and pressure Dr. Cash as much as possible to come to the table.

“We take his dictate and we make them real in every school here in the district,” she said. “So we want some respect.”

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