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State Orders Buffalo to Send Students From Two Failing Schools to BOCES

State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. is forcing Buffalo to send students from two high schools to take classes outside of the district. The state has recently denied Lafayette and East millions in federal school-improvement money and directed the district to have some students take classes out of the district. The students will be educated by Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services, a regional education service provider.

According to The Buffalo News, King has directed Buffalo to either:

• Enter into an agreement with Erie 1 BOCES to provide career and vocational programs to any student from East or Lafayette who wishes to enroll in such programs this coming school year.

• Enter into an agreement with a BOCES program to serve as the lead administrators of Lafayette and East, similar to the role that Johns Hopkins originally was supposed to serve.

The city's plan must be submitted by August 12th.

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