• New Education Bargain with Students & Parents

    The New Education Bargain is simple: the District will guarantee pathways to opportunity that will lead to achievement and success in exchange for hard work, commitment, and collaboration of our students and parents.

    The essential elements of the New Education Bargain:

    1. Institute rigorous early elementary education which shall include, but not be limited to, reduced reading and math class sizes and the selection of highly qualified reading and math instructors for this effort.

    2. Establish strong community schools in each quadrant of the City of Buffalo to serve students and families within their neighborhoods. Each community school will provide an enriched education experience, including extended day and full wrap around services.

    3. Redesign and launch new innovative high schools to bridge the equality gap between traditional and criterion schools, and provide for expanded opportunities for career development aligned to emerging industries in Western New York.

    4. Commit to a plan for extended learning excellence for all our students which includes re-vamped after school, summer school, Saturday school, alternative education, technology-based learning, the arts and athletics.

    5. Provide services for our neediest children and families, which shall include a revamping of educational opportunities for students on the East Side of Buffalo.

    6. Recognizing the critical role parents play in supporting their children and schools, the district will work closely with parents to deliver on our pledge of... “Putting Children and Families First, to Ensure High Academic Achievement for All".

    7. Create a new relationship with our teachers which recognizes them as professionals, pays them fairly and competitively, provides the support and professional development to enable them to do their best work, and reforms the working understanding between the District and the Buffalo Teachers Federation to ensure the BEST instruction for ALL our children, Every day, in Every school, in Every classroom, in Every subject, for Every year of school.

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