- Associated Press - Monday, October 16, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - School officials in Buffalo are turning to the public for help in diversifying the district’s criteria-based schools.

Three meetings have been scheduled to invite residents to offer recommendations for improving racial and ethnic diversity at schools whose admissions process begins with a test.

The first meeting is Monday afternoon at City Hall.

The district has been altering the admissions process for the last couple of years after a group of parents filed a complaint with the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, saying it discriminated against some students.

But the changes have so far not affected the disproportionately small number of black and Hispanic students at its top school, City Honors.

Meetings also are scheduled for Oct. 19 and Oct. 24.

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