Board of Education Fighting for Funding

April 5, 2012 Updated Apr 5, 2012 at 6:41 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

April 5, 2012 Updated Apr 5, 2012 at 6:41 PM EDT


Interim superintendent Amber Dixon is expecting to receive written feedback from the New York State Education Department by Thursday.

The written document is expected to spell out exactly what the district and the teachers union has to do in order to restore funding.

School Improvement Grants designated for low-performing schools have already been discontinued, however but the board of education is still fighting for more than $5 million they are due for the rest of the year.

Also, the state board of regents announced more money Buffalo schools will be eligible for for the next school year. That money is targeted to train teachers in high-poverty, low performing schools. But Dixon says unless the teacher's union conforms to new evaluation methods from the state all the money is in jeopardy.

Dixon says she will present whatever guidelines she receives from the state to the teachers union for approval.