BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 29, 2016)- Buffalo Board of Education’s Park District Representative Carl Paladino announces that he will seek re-election for a another three year term. Paladino won 79% of the vote in 2013, which saw record turnout for a school board election.

“I am honored to represent the people and parents of the Park District on the Buffalo Board of Education. Every child in Buffalo deserves a first class education. We will continue to change the inept policies that have plagued the Buffalo Schools for decades and underserved so many of our youth.”

We will among other things:

1. Return to community schools- opening our schools to the neighborhood for after hour activities and more parental involvement.
2. Lower class sizes in Pre-K to 3rd grade to 18 or less.
3. Negotiate a union contract fair to our teachers, our community and most importantly, to our children.
4. Ensure that those who created the dysfunction in our schools are no longer employed so that the dysfunction can be addressed and corrected.
5. Provide opportunity for a SEED School for students from dysfunctional homes.
6. Rid the district of friends and family appointments and promotions, graft, waste, corruption, featherbedding and incompetency.

Since joining the Buffalo Board of Education in 2013 Paladino has helped successfully expose the underbelly of the beast preying on our children, helped rid the district of incompetent administration and helped install a majority not beholden to union leaders but instead has been insistent on correcting the dysfunction.

He has also exposed the fact that L. P. Ciminelli has failed to account for over $500 M in Joint School Construction Funds.

“The Buffalo Public School system has a profound impact on the rebirth of our city, our local workforce and economy. We will build a school system that works for everyone so it can support Buffalo’s growth.

Carl attended St. Bonaventure University and the Syracuse University College of Law. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1971 and traveled to Fort Bliss, Texas to serve in the U.S. Army. He retired from service as a Captain in 1981.Carl returned to Buffalo the following year, eventually undertaking the management role for the New York City-based owners of the Ellicott Square, and establishing the law firm of Paladino, Cavan, and Quinlivan.

Nominating petitions begin on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, while the election will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.