Parents Threat of Sit-In Sparks Special Meeting

April 23, 2014 Updated Apr 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

April 23, 2014 Updated Apr 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY

The President of the Buffalo Public Schools District Parent Coordinating Council (DPCC) came to the Wednesday night school board member with an agenda.

The DPCC demanded to have an emergency meeting with the Board of Education (BOE) to address the longstanding issue of student transfers from persistently low achieving schools.

Approximately 1600 students fall into this category.

At the school board meeting parents chanted and marched to room 801 in City Hall which is where school board meetings are normally held.

Parents said they were prepared to sit-in overnight and even be arrested until the BOE agreed to a special meeting.

In the end they got their way. The BOE listened to a list of their concerns and scheduled a more in depth meeting on Wednesday, April 30th at 3pm.

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