Denounced School Leadership Costs N.Y. District Millions

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Taxpayers pour nearly $9 million a year into salaries for central office administrators in the Buffalo Public Schools – the very people deemed by the district’s distinguished educator to be largely responsible for the consistent failure of the system.

Teachers have long complained that district administrators isolated themselves in City Hall, growing increasingly out of touch with the realities of the classroom.

Now, teachers aren’t the only ones complaining that central office staff are inaccessible, unresponsive and out of touch with the schools – so, too, is Judy L. Elliott, the distinguished educator appointed by state Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. to recommend ways to improve the district.

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