Buffalo Schools New Superintendent Already On The Job

July 3, 2012 Updated Jul 3, 2012 at 9:15 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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July 3, 2012 Updated Jul 3, 2012 at 9:15 AM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) – Dr. Pamela Brown’s contract has yet to be finalized with the Buffalo Schools, but she said she is in informational mode. She is already on the books in the district as a consultant.

Brown said she has big plans for the first 90 days of her tenure. Currently, she said she wants to make connections with the people she will be dealing with on a daily basis.

Brown said one of the highlights of her administration would be “transparency” with employees and other stakeholders in the district.

“Share data with staff and community, staff and students on a regular basis so all of us will know based on the goals and objectives that we set,” Brown said.

Brown comes to the district facing many lingering problems, including a low graduation rate, financial issues, union disputes and an unpopular predecessor, Doctor James Williams. The school board said because of the controversy with Williams, including an ironclad contract, they are being cautious as they come up with a deal for Brown. That contract should be in place by July 11th.