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Live blog: Layoffs and other topics at Buffalo School Board meeting at 5:30 pm


During today's Aug. 20 meeting of the Buffalo School Board, the board is expected to discuss the late layoff of 63 teachers, the district's Comprehensive Improvement Plan, and make final decisions regarding principal assignments for the 2014-15 school year. The meeting will be held at 5:30 pm in Room 801 of City Hall. For the insanely curious, you can download a draft of the district's 108-page Comprehensive Improvement Plan here: DCIP 2014-15.

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  • Rich s

    hopefully next to go will be am buffalo

About the reporters

Denise Jewell Gee joined The Buffalo News in 2007 and currently covers education and suburban schools. She also writes a column for the City & Region section and previously covered government in Erie County and Niagara Falls. Gee graduated from Boston University with degrees in journalism and political science.

Tiffany Lankes joined The Buffalo News in 2013 and primarily covers the Buffalo Public Schools. She has written about education since 2003 at newspapers in Florida and New York. In 2008, she was a nominated finalist for The Pulitzer Prize. Lankes is an Amherst native and graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and Syracuse University. She started her journalism career writing for the News' NeXt section.

Sandra Tan has been a cityside reporter for The Buffalo News since 2000 and currently covers the Buffalo Public Schools beat. She previously covered the Williamsville school district and was a full-time education reporter for five years prior to joining The News. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

Deidre Williams began working for The Buffalo News in 1999 and currently covers Buffalo Public Schools. She formerly was a suburban reporter on the Northtowns beat and has been a cityside reporter covering communities since 2004. Williams has a mass communications degree from Towson University.