BUFFALO-Multiple media outlets reported Thursday morning school board member, and CEO of Ellicott Development Company, Carl Paladino, has been removed from the board.
NYS Assemblyman Sean Ryan issued this statement:
“First, I want to thank all the activists who persisted and raised their voices. They are the ones who made this day a reality. Carl Paladino’s actions as a member of the Buffalo School Board were indefensible. Disclosing private information from an executive session is a very serious offense, and I am thankful Carl Paladino was held accountable for his actions. Commissioner Elia did the right thing, and I thank her for removing Carl Paladino from the School Board. The students of the Buffalo School District deserve a great education, and deserve to have leaders on the School Board who are working in their best interests. I look forward to continuing to work with the members of the Buffalo School Board to deliver resources, and ensure a great education for all students in the City of Buffalo.”
Paladino faced a five-day hearing that included more than 20 hours of testimony from 10 different witnesses in Albany this past June. A petition had been filed by six of the school board members to can Paladino from the school board over allegations of illegal disclosures of sensitive district negotiations.
WNYNewsNow is attempting to reach out to Paladino for comment.