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Lafayette High School is one of the most beautiful and historic high schools in Buffalo with its red brick, green cupolas and curved, terra cotta trim, but the French Renaissance-style building is also badly in need of repair. One of the few city public schools currently operating that was not included in the joint schools construction project, it now needs $800,000 worth of exterior fixes.

On Wednesday, the board will be asked to approve an $800,000 contract with Highland Masonry in West Seneca to repoint the masonry, replace terra cotta and add a new roof to the 1930s part of the building. The project is part of the district's five-year construction plan and state aid should offset some of the repair costs.