BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo's new superintendent of schools warned of possible layoffs if an agreement isn't in place soon regarding teacher evaluations.
Dr. Pamela Brown said, after this coming Friday, the district will have already missed out on around $26 million in funds because it does not have an Annual Professional Performance Review agreement in place with the Buffalo Teachers Federation (BTF).
If an agreement isn't reached by mid-January, the district will miss out on another $33 million.
"This is a community issue," Dr. Brown said at Wednesday night's school board meeting. "This affects so many people."
An APPR agreement is required for the district to receive certain funding from the state and federal governments.
For the first time Wednesday, Dr. Brown warned of layoffs, describing that as a worst-case scenario.