Paladino Versus Board of Education

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 2:18 PM EDT

By WKBW News

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 2:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Local Developer Carl Paladino has found himself, once again, in the center of controversy. This time, he is suing the Buffalo School Board. Paladino claims the board broke state law by going into executive session to discuss the candidates for superintendent. He said the board allegedly hire Pamela Brown through an unfair and secret process.
The school board denies those claims. They said the public had full view and access to all information. Lawyers for both sides argued their case in court in front of State Supreme Court Justice Donna Siwek Wednesday. The judge is expected to hand down a decisions Wednesday afternoon.

"We did everything we could to make sure we had a very transparent process and that we got as much input from the public as possible and I must say, it worked because we received a lot of emails a lot of letters a lot of public contract with people in the community giving us ideas and input as to who we should select," Board Member Roslyn Taylor said.

School board members say they are confident they did everything by-the-book when hiring Brown. A final contract between Brown and the Board of Education was expected to be signed Wednesday, but it is unclear if that will happen. A regular school board meeting is scheduled tonight.