BUFFALO, N.Y.-- Three Buffalo Schools are getting to work now that the state has granted them $1.8 million dollars to implement their turn-around plans.
Buffalo's Futures Academy, Bi-Lingual Academy and the Dr. Charles Drew School all had submitted plans to improve school achievement. Just last week the district was notified by the state that their plans were approved and the funds will be awarded.
"It's exciting news for those three schools that they can start taking the plan they wrote together and turning themselves around so there's better achievement for the children," said Interim Buffalo Schools Superintendent Amber Dixon.
"It was good news," she added.
The awards for these schools were not dependent upon an agreement on a teachers' evaluation plan that the other low performing schools are required to have with the Buffalo teachers' union.