September 03, 2014

South Buffalo Charter School finds new home

Students of South Buffalo Charter School cut the ribbon on their new South Odgen Street location offering expanded room and resources for the new school year.

SOUTH BUFFALO - The South Buffalo Ave, building provided a great location for the South Buffalo Charter School for more than a decade has been outgrown. Through the years South Buffalo’s namesake charter school’s enrollment has grown from its initial 200+ students to greater than 800 students, and it was time to take a new step – and has now moved to a new permanent site at the newly built South Odgen Street location. 
The new $21 million school building was unveiled just days before the start of the new school year for students. South Buffalo Charter School’s new home features over 100,000 square foot of state-of-the-art space that includes technology and computer labs. A new 500-seat auditorium will welcome the assembly programing. Two gymnasiums and an athletic field, art studios, music rooms, and other amenities are now available to the K-8 students.

The teachers as well as the students and administrators are thrilled with the new location which has alleviated the space and logistic challenges of the former building.

“Prior to this year I had a traveling classroom,” stated Spanish teacher April Cudzilo, “I used to travel from room to room with a cart full of supplies and books,” she admitted. The new location gives Cudzilo and all other teachers a room of her, with room for the planned expanded classrooms in the next few years.

The school will be headed by Brian M. Wiesinger, the former principal of Burgard High School, who is credited with the positive dramatic turnaround at his previous... Read the rest of this article in News


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