BPS District Leaders Put on Leave

March 21, 2014 Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 8:34 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

March 21, 2014 Updated Mar 21, 2014 at 8:34 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY

The NYS Department of Education (NYSED) and now the Buffalo Public School district's own attorney confirmed that Dr.Yamilette Williams who was hired as the Chief of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction does not have the district level certification required by law to have the job.

It's the same story for Dr. Faith Morris Alexander who was brought in as the districts Chief of School leadership."

It was Park District Board Member Carl Paladino who first brought this situation to light and he says the children deserve better.

"I'm sick of all those kids being held captive in the center of our city. I think it's terrible and generation after generation is stuck. And stop pointing the finger at those parents because the parents are the same victims of the same dysfunctional school system that their kids are in now," said Palidino.

Both Williams and Morris-Alexander earned an annual salary between $130,000 to $135,000.

Prior to the pair being placed on unpaid leave the district began paying close to $13,000 to send the them to a state superintendent development program.