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Buffalo Schools State Transfer Plan

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Public Schools today released what they call a corrective action plan to deal with the increased number of children asking to be transferred out of failing schools and put in to schools in good standing.

2,219 students have requested to be transferred this year.

The district says that it will be able to accommodate 14 to 23 percent of those requests and move 300 to 500 students into available seats in schools in good standing.

The district estimates that the number of students requesting to transfer will remain steady at 2,000 over the next two years and that by the 2015-2016 school year, they will be able to accommodate up to 88 percent of those requests, or 1,750 students.

However the plan will not be executed that simply.

State Education Commissioner John King says he will not consider the School District's plan until the Buffalo School Board approves those plans

See Superintendent Pamela Brown's full statement on the plan:

The District has submitted a revision of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Public School Choice Corrective Action Plan that is the product of close collaboration with the New York State Education Department (NYSED). 

The original plan was formulated with consideration of input from District parents and staff.  The plan submitted today was revised to reflect NYSED directives based on the original plan, in further consideration of State Education guidelines.

It is our expectation that the Corrective Action Plan meets the State Education Department’s Public School Choice guidelines and is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as put forth through No Child Left Behind, per Commissioner John B. King.

As always, we strive to offer each student a world-class, 21st century education

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