BUFFALO, NY- New York State education commissioner John King outlined the options for the Buffalo School Board on how to deal with the overwhelming number of transfer requests during an interview with 2 on Your Side's Scott Levin.
"Buffalo has a variety of options. They can increase the number of seats in their schools in good standing. They can partner with a partner organization to redesign their under performing schools with new academic approaches," said King,"Or they can partner with suburban districts that are willing to take students from Buffalo."
King highlighted Rochester as an example of an urban-suburban partnership program.
When asked about the drawbacks of increasing class sizes King reflected it's a problem being faced by schools everywhere, saying, "Districts across the country have had to grapple with this question of how to provide transfer options to those parents whose children are in low performing schools."
King said that the state education department will review the plan.