Students At 3 Buffalo Schools Will Have Remote Classes
It's been about a week since the deadly historic blizzard and its effects are still being felt. The storm damaged three Buffalo Public Schools buildings, causing the students who attend those schools to return to classes via remote learning.
Per Dr. Tonja Williams, Buffalo Schools' Superintendent, the three schools will not open back up to students tomorrow, Tuesday, January 3, and will remain closed through Friday, January 3, 2023. The district posted the announcement on its Facebook page.
- Emerson High School #302, (the Chippewa site), will need to have all students and staff participate in remote teaching and learning from Tuesday 1/3/2023 through Friday 1/6/2023.
- Leonardo Da Vinci High School #212 will need to have all students and staff participate in remote teaching and learning from Tuesday 1/3/2023 through Friday 1/6/2023.
- The Academy School #131, at the new location at School #86, will need to have all staff and students participate in remote teaching and learning Tuesday 1/3/2023 and Wednesday 1/4/2023. On Thursday 1/5/2023 and Friday 1/6/2023, students will remain in remote learning and staff will report to School #86 to teach remotely.
The district says the schools' buildings were seriously impacted by the blizzard. They are currently being repaired, but will not be finished by tomorrow.
The district anticipates that in-person teaching and learning are scheduled to resume at the schools on Monday, January 9. All other Buffalo Schools will return to in-person learning tomorrow.
This WNY School District Is Considered The Worst In The State
One school district here in Western New York has taken the title of the worst district in the entire state. The report ranked all school districts around the country, based on data from U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics, according to MyTwinTiers.com.
The ranking is based on various datasets. The data for the per-pupil spending in each district was based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of School System Finances. Students' to teachers' radio data for the 2019-2020 school year came from the National Center for Education Statistics. The percentage of children aged five to 17 living in poverty came from the 2019 U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program. Data on the college education of graduates of school the districts in 2019 came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The report only considered school districts with 500 or more students.
The Worst School District In New York State
The Niagara Falls City School District ranks as the worst in the Empire State. Per pupil spending in the distinct totals just $18,524, just above the $18,262 average in the Northeast. The student-to-teacher ratio is 20:1 in Niagara Falls, well above the New York average of 12:1.
Niagara Falls City School District Snapshot
- There are 7,159 students enrolled in the district annually.
- The district spends approximately $18,524 per student.
- There are an average of 20 students per teacher.
- Of the adults who graduated from the district 18.7% have at least a Bachelor's Degree.