Hearing wraps for school board member who insulted Obama

Thursday, June 29, 2017|12:30 a.m.

ALBANY, N.Y.– A decision on whether a one-time candidate for New york city guv who openly insulted former President Barack Obama must remain on a school board is anticipated in a number of weeks.

Layers finished up a five-day hearing in Albany on Wednesday.

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia will make her decision on Carl Paladino’s future on the Buffalo school board after getting written briefs up until mid-July.

Fellow school board members state Paladino poorly revealed info about instructor contract settlements gone over in closed-door sessions.

But Paladino states the real reason for the action is remarks he made about Obama released in a Buffalo arts newspaper. Paladino says those remarks– including his desire that the former president die of mad cow illness– weren’t meant for publication.

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