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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 7, 2017
For More Information Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

www.nysed.gov

NYSED Seal

Logistics Set For Hearing In Buffalo City School District Board Of Education V. Carl Paladino To Be Held Starting June 22

Public Viewing Room Available

While the hearing in the matter of the application of the Buffalo City School District for the removal of Carl Paladino as a member of the Board of Education of the Buffalo City School District is open to the public, there is extremely limited seating available in the hearing room due to space limitations. Due to great public interest in the matter, the public are invited to view the hearing via live feed from the hearing room in the Chancellor’s Hall at the State Education Building located in Albany.

Public Viewing Room

Due to great public interest in the hearing, a viewing room will be available for members of the public to watch the hearing via live feed from the hearing room.  The hearing will not be recorded. The viewing room is located at Chancellor’s Hall at 89 Washington Ave, Albany, NY; however, please use the Hawk Street entrance to the building to access Chancellor’s Hall. Individuals must show a government-issued ID and sign in to enter.

No broadcasting or recording (video or audio) will be permitted in Chancellor’s Hall.   Still photographs may be taken as long as such activity does not cause distractions or otherwise interfere with the administration and advancement of the hearing. As is standard practice at the State Education Building, no signs or placards will be allowed the viewing room.

Doors to the viewing room will open at 8:15 a.m. each day of the hearing.

Hearing Room Seats

Due to very limited seats available in the hearing room, these seats will be granted through a lottery. Individuals who would like to request a seat in the hearing room should email JuneHearing@nysed.gov by 5 p.m. on June 14. Individuals granted seating through the lottery will be notified by email by 5 p.m. on June 19. These seats will be granted for the duration of the hearing and are non-transferable. Individuals must show a government-issued ID and sign in to enter.

Members of the public granted seats in the hearing room must arrive at the State Education Building by 8:30 a.m. each day of the hearing. The hearing will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. each day. Members of the public that arrive after 9 a.m. will not be granted access to the room until there is a break in the proceeding. No photography, visual or audio recording will be permitted in the hearing room. As is standard practice at the State Education Building, no signs or placards will be allowed in the viewing room.  Members of the public granted seats in the Hearing Room should use the S. Swan Street entrance to the building, which is located by the Regents Room.

Media Protocols 

Space will be reserved in the hearing room for members of the media who RSVP in advance.  In the event that more reporters would like to attend than seating allows, seats will be given in the order RSVPs are received. Reporters planning to attend the first day of the hearing on June 22 must RSVP to NYSEDcommunications@nysed.gov by 5 p.m. on June 20. For each subsequent hearing day that reporters wish to attend, they must RSVP by 2 p.m. on the business day prior to the hearing day they wish to attend.  For example, to attend the June 23 hearing, reporters must RSVP by 2 p.m. on June 22. To attend the June 26 hearing, reporters must RSVP by 2 p.m. on June 23.

Reporters must show government-issued ID, sign in and be seated in the hearing room by 8:45 a.m. each day of the hearing. The hearing will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. each day. Reporters that arrive after 9 a.m. will not be granted access to the room until there is a break in the proceeding. No broadcasting or audio or video recordings will be permitted in the hearing room. Still photography will be permitted as long as such activity does not cause distractions or otherwise interfere with the administration and advancement of the hearing. Reporters should use the S. Swan Street entrance to the building, which is located by the Regents Room.

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