BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Despite ongoing hearings involving Carl Paladino and the Buffalo Board of Education, Superintendent Kriner Cash says the district has many successes to celebrate.
Cash says the four-year graduation rate within the district has jumped from 48 percent to 64 percent. He attributes the success to the ability of the board, parents, teachers and the community to work together to create a better school system for students.
"There wasn't a consistent, strategic plan that focused on increasing graduation rates," says Cash. That's why his administration shifted their focus.
Cash says a big part of improving schools has been including parents, addressing their concerns and desires for schools. He says the district is working more with parents than ever to create greater accessibility for programs.
More improvements within the district include longer school days, new teacher contracts and programs where students can earn credits with Buffalo State College, increased STEM opportunities and partnerships with Solar City.