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Hosted Event  |  Buffalo School Board Debate

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7–10 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

Candidates for the Buffalo Board of Education's six district seats will debate the issues and answer questions from journalists and residents in a public forum from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

In advance of what could be a pivotal election that determines control of the board and the direction of city schools, candidates will answer questions posed by journalists, submitted by audience members and submitted via the Internet at

Candidates in the Central and East districts will face off at 7 p.m.; candidates in the Ferry and North districts will debate at 8 p.m.; and those running in the Park and West districts will debate at 9 p.m.

The forum also will be recorded for broadcast on public access TV in advance of the May 3 election.

The free event is sponsored by the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists, the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the SUNY Buffalo State Communications Department.