Superintendent Search Progresses

May 25, 2012 Updated May 25, 2012 at 5:54 AM EDT

By WKBW News
By By Kendra Eaglin

May 25, 2012 Updated May 25, 2012 at 5:54 AM EDT

Will the the problems facing the Buffalo Public School System be answered by an out-of-town leader or someone from right here at home?

Two of the three candidates are from out-of-state and that fact came up during a special reception where the public got a chance to meet two of the finalists at Waterfront School .

Everyone has their own opinion about how to fix a broken-down school system struggling for state funding and lacking in student success.

For the past nine months Amber Dixon has served as the interim superintendent and is now one of three finalists for the job.

Dixon's two rivals for the job are both from out-of state, Edward Newsome from Maryland and Pamela Brown from Massachusetts.

Brown's trip to the Queen City will be rescheduled in the coming weeks due to a family emergency, however, Dixon and Newsome were grilled by reporters at a media event Thursday afternoon.

Newsome and Dixon will be interviewed by the school board Friday.

All the activities will be rescheduled for Brown, nonetheless the board hopes to select a final candidate by the first or second week of June.