Voters in area school districts went to the polls Tuesday, and as expected most of them approved their school budgets.
On Monday, many students in Buffalo were kept home as parents participated in a district-wide boycott of the school system.
WXXI Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports the State School Boards Association expects mostly "yes" votes as 700 school districts put school budgets up for vote.
Xerox CEO Ursula Burns spoke at the University of Rochester commencement ceremony on campus Sunday telling graduates they should treat the day as a beginning rather than the end of their college careers.
Today marks the end of outgoing superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard's tenure with the Rochester City School District - but he's NOT out of his contract quite yet.
Ralph Baer helped launch the multi-billion dollar home video game industry and he has donated some of his early materials to the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester.
The Rochester City School Board introduced Bolgen Vargas as interim superintendent and he wasted no time in discussing his plans when he takes over.
Voters in around 700 school districts across the state will go the polls May 17th to consider school budgets, and many will be asked to okay a tax increase, as well as approve program cuts, and in some cases, layoffs.
School boards from across New York say a proposed tax cap will harm schools if there is not corresponding relief from some strict state and union rules.
UB 2020 - the legislative package that University at Buffalo officials have championed for years as the Buffalo area's best vehicle for an economic revival - is facing a tough climb.