BUFFALO - Newly-elected Buffalo Public School Board member Carl Paladino once again called for Superintendent Pamela Brown's resignation, issuing a letter Thursday deeming her performance "pathetic and amateur."
Paladino also claimed Brown had "no experience supervising or managing school systems" before coming to Buffalo and "isn't certified in New York." However, board member Barbara Seals Nevergold claims Brown is in fact certified and says Paladino's letter is full of "inaccurate information."
"Dr. Brown is certified by New York State. She has been a principal. She has been an administrator. She has been a deputy superintendent," Seals Nevergold said. "There are a number of inaccuracies in the letter."
"She has my full support."
Mayor Byron Brown, who does not directly oversee the public school district but of course serves as the city's figurehead, told 2 On Your Side he did see the letter but did not offer much commentary on the matter.
"I think it's critically important for all stakeholders to work together in a positive manner for the best interest of the children in the city of Buffalo," Byron Brown said.
Since his election to the board in May, the former gubernatorial candidate and current developer has called for Brown's resignation on more than one occasion. He declined an interview with 2 On Your Side.
A spokesperson for Brown said Thursday evening that the Superintendent had sent out a media release and looks forward to working with the new board.