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Buffalo School board votes to keep MLK open

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The Buffalo School Board reversed itself Wednesday night in voting to keep Martin Luther King School open.

The move succumbs to criticism of a plan that would have displaced over 500 MLK students as a result of the building's transformation into the Medical Campus High School. Those students seeking the district's "Medical Careers Program" will instead attend Math, Science and Technology Preparatory School.

Interim Superintendent Will Keresztes oversaw the meeting. He was promoted to the position last week following the buyout and departure of Dr. Pamela Brown.

According to the Buffalo News, the board also tabled a measure that would have eliminated the official role of the District Parent Coordinating Council.

Wednesday night's session was the last meeting for the current board.  A new school board majority takes control on July 1.

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