Interim supt. wants to make sure Latino students are included | wivb.com: BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – For the first time, public schools in the U.S. are expected to have more minority students than white students.
Latino children are the fastest growing population in Buffalo Public Schools. Some community leaders say they hope schools will adapt to the changing population.
The new interim superintendent met with the Latino community Monday to see how they can better serve its students.
Donald Ogilvie said, “My solution is to take the ones who are not among the 12, those priority schools, and redouble our efforts to make sure that we have schools that make a difference in the lives of kids and then give it enough time to work.”
Currently there are around 6,000 Latino students in Buffalo schools. Their graduation, drop-out, and attendance rates are the lowest in the district.
In 2013 the drop-out rate for Latino students was 32 percent. The graduation rate was 44 percent.