Consulting Firm Wants Out of Buffalo Schools Contract
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Buffalo School Board members meet, the consulting firm hired to help with the district's central reorganization says it wants to end its contract.
"We just thought it would be in the best interest of the school district and the children of Buffalo if we were to withdraw from the contract. We felt we were becoming more of the story than being able to provide the types of assistance we were hired to do," says Scott Joftus, of Cross and Joftus, the firm hired by Buffalo Public Schools.
One of the key criticisms of board members was how much Mary Guinn was getting paid. Board memebers were also concerned about her signing district documents and presiding over the superintendent's cabinet meetings.
Joftus says it will waive the three months notice requirement in the one year contract to end it now. Joftus says the work was done Tuesday.