Buffalo superintendent submits plan to transfer students from low-performing schools

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Patricia Elliott-Patton is ready to send her child somewhere else. Her 11-year-old daughter has been at Buffalo’s Waterfront School for four years, ever since third grade. She hasn’t been doing well.

“She’s failing, to be honest,” Elliott-Patton said.

As her daughter prepares to enter seventh grade in the fall, Elliott-Patton will be among the parents applying to have their children removed from an underperforming Buffalo city school to another city school in good standing with the state.

And based on a new report recently submitted by Superintendent Pamela Brown to the state Education Department, the district should finally meet its legal obligation and place Elliott-Patton’s daughter in a higher-performing school.

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