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Buffalo Board of education considers legal action over Section VI decision

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 17:19:59-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The decision by Section VI to realign football conferences and - in effect - keep Buffalo Public Schools from competing with teams from outside the city, has angered the community. So much so that the Buffalo Board of Education has voted to take legal action to challenge that decision.

A resolution to take legal action was developed during the Board's monthly meeting on Wednesday.

"This has got to be overturned because of its impact on opportunity, on equity," said Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent for Buffalo Public Schools.

Another concern is BPS players will lose opportunities for college scholarships.

"It feels like we're going back to a period where each community has its own program rather than develop this cross-county exposure which so many young people liked and appreciated," said Dr. Cash.

BPS Superintendent Dr. Kriner Cash said he will meet with Section VI executives Friday morning to discuss the changes.

The public will have another chance to voice their concerns at a meeting Friday Night at the local headquarters for Eight Days of Hope on Kensington Avenue in Buffalo.