Buffalo, N.Y., votes to terminate two top administrators

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Buffalo School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to fire high-ranking administrators Faith Morrison Alexander and Yamilette Williams because they lack the certification to do their jobs.

Education lawyer Karl Kristoff made it clear to Superintendent Pamela Brown and board members Wednesday that despite earlier intentions to try to retain Alexander and Williams as interns, there were too many job responsibilities Alexander and Williams could not fulfill in that role.

The internship certification granted to them by the State Education Department last weekend “did make them eligible to perform some of the duties related to their roles,” Brown said, “but it did not give them the full authority to execute all of their responsibilities. And that was really taken into consideration for the final decision.”

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