Wednesday, October 10, 2012

West Buffalo Charter School plans to grow

 School has been in session for only a month at West Buffalo Charter School, however, plans are underway to increase the student population and expand the size of the school.
  There are 162 students enrolled from grades kindergarten through second. Over the course of the next few years, the school, located at 113 Lafayette Avenue, will be ableto accommodate twice as many students.
  Andrea Todoro, leader of West Buffalo Charter School, said the school occupies only the first four floors. Renovation plans for the 2013-2014 school year include  additional classrooms for the third graders on the fifth floor.
  Plans are also in effect for the following school year. The school has plans for an expansion program that will create a larger cafeteria for the increased number of students, a full gymnasium and additional classrooms for fourth grade students. 
  Organizations throughout Buffalo are also contributing to the school’s growth. According to representatives at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, plans are underway  to incorporate music in the school's program.
  “With our solid academic and literacy program we hope that more students will circulate through the school and there will be an easy transition for them within higher education,” said Todoro.
  Todoro hopes that through word of mouth, advertisements, awareness programs and the school’s website, the school will flourish and be recognized for having a top-notch educational instruction. By Chanice Johnson and Jennine Taberski