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Debate continues over Buffalo School Superintendent

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Members  of the Buffalo School Board's majority haven't given up on Emerson Principal James Weimer taking the superintendent's position. Meanwhile, the board's minority faction is still pushing for a wider search for a superintendent, possibly even a long-term national hunt. 

Weimer decided against accepting the job last week, following a raucous board meeting on Wednesday.

Board Member Barbara Seals-Nevergold said the two sides have to compromise to improve city schools.

"I won't say that there is nobody out there," Seals-Nevergold said, "but I do think we have to demonstrate as a board that we're willing to provide some stability for anyone coming into this district and that they can't be hamstrung by a board that is fighting with each other, that's indecisive or that's unfair."

Majority School Board Member Larry Quinn said there's no need to go outside since there are other high-quality candidates within the district.

Mike Desmond is one of Western New York’s most experienced reporters, having spent nearly a half-century covering the region for newspapers, television stations and public radio. He has been with WBFO and its predecessor, WNED-AM, since 1988. As a reporter for WBFO, he has covered literally thousands of stories involving education, science, business, the environment and many other issues. Mike has been a long-time theater reviewer for a variety of publications and was formerly a part-time reporter for The New York Times.
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