Big Changes Proposed for Lafayette High School

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 5:52 PM EDT

By WKBW News

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 8, 2010 at 5:52 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - The Lafayette High School Class of 2011 could be the last to graduate from the school-- at least for a while.
After that, Superintendent Dr. James Williams wants to move the rest of the students to other schools-- and re-open the building-- starting with just 7th and 8th grades, at first.
It would eventually become a school housing grades 7th through 12th grade.
The proposal, which still needs state approval, is needed many say because of declining test scores and graduation rates-- among other things.
Williams wants to restructure the academic program.
Teachers will have to re-apply for their jobs and a new principal will be hired.
He also wants students from elementary International School 45 to re-populate Lafayette-- moving there in grade 7-- creating a "campus like" atmosphere in that West Side neighborhood.
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