© 2024 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Teachers vote down evaluation plan

Last night's vote by members of the Buffalo Teachers Federation may have widespread repercussions.

Union members rejected the state's demand that BTF President Phil Rumore sign a new agreement on a teacher evaluation system.

Without the plan, the state says it will not issue over $5 million in funds for the city's lowest-performing schools.

District officials say layoffs may be necessary without the funds.

Earlier this week, Johns Hopkins University threatened to back out of a partnership with Lafayette and East High Schools if a teacher evaluation plan was not approved.