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Take Home Car Is in Schools Superintendent Contract

By Eileen Buckley

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Buffalo, NY – The leader of the Buffalo Public School District utilizes a city take-home car and driver. But James Williams says he's keeping his car.

When Superintendent Williams was asked if he would give up his vehicle in response the Mayor's effort to cut back on the number of City take-home cars to deal with the high cost of fuel, he responded with a quick and simple answer.

"It's part of my contract. Case closed," said Williams.

Williams noted that he is not an elected leader. He says his car was negotiated with the school district when he was hired.

Like the Mayor, Williams also has a driver and says it is necessary to conduct his work.

Williams says even if the school board asked him to give up his city take-home vehicle to help save money, his contract would have to be renegotiated.

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