In April 2015, Subpart E of Part EE of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015 created a new section of State Education Law (§211-f) pertaining to School Receivership. Based on §211-f, the Department created §100.19 of the Commissioner's Regulations and has designated current Priority Schools that have been in the most severe accountability status since the 2006-07 school year as “Persistently Struggling Schools.”
In addition, the Department will vest the superintendent of a district containing a “Persistently Struggling School” with the powers of an Independent Receiver.
There is currently* 1 Persistently Struggling School and 2 Struggling Schools in the Buffalo Public Schools' district (Pages linked below).
*Bennett High School closed as of June 30, 2017.
*East High School and Lafayette High School closed as of June 30, 2018.
*BUILD Academy closed as of June 30, 2018 and reopened as 092 BUILD Community School.
*Riverside Institute of Technology closed as of June 30, 2019.
NYSED Press Releases announcing Persistently Struggling and Struggling Schools' Demonstrable Improvement Progress are linked below. More information related to Receivership can be found on the NYS Education Department website here: NYSED School Receivership
Click on a name below to view that school's information.
Schools That Have Exited Receivership or Closed
Persistently Sturggling Schools
WEST HERTEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL #94 Exited Receivership on 06/30/2019
BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL #200 CLOSED-information available through 2016-2017
BUILD ACADEMY #91 CLOSED; reopened as 092 BUILD Community School - information available through 2017-18
EAST HIGH SCHOOL #307 CLOSED-information available through 2017-18
LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL #204 CLOSED-information available through 2017-18
RIVERSIDE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY #205 CLOSED information available through 2018-19
D'YOUVILLE-PORTER CAMPUS #3 Exited Receivership on 06/30/2019
DR LYDIA T WRIGHT SCH OF EXCELLENCE #89 Exited Receivership on 06/30/2019
FRANK A SEDITA SCHOOL #30 Exited Receivership on 06/30/2019
HERMAN BADILLO COMMUNITY SCHOOL #76 Exited Receivership on 06/30/2019
INTER PREP SCH-GROVER CLEVELAND #198 Exited Receivership on 06/30/2019
PS 59 DR CHARLES DREW SCI MAGNET Exited Receivership on 06/30/2019
PS 74 HAMLIN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Exited Receivership on 06/30/2019
Related BPS Files
Receivership Collective Bargaining Agreement in Buffalo’s Schools
Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF)
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced the imposition of a receivership collective bargaining agreement at five Persistently Struggling schools in the Buffalo City School District. A summary of the Commissioner's Resolutions to the Receivership Proposals submitted by the Superintendent Receiver is attached. The Commissioner’s full decision can be found in the Related Documents section below.
Buffalo Council of Supervisors and Administrators (BCSA)
Dr. Cash, with his team, and members of the BCSA met on numerous occasions and were able to reach agreement within the 30 days required by law. The copy of the agreement is attached below.