Press Release
For Immediate Release
January 15, 2020

BTF Calls for Legal Action Against Erie County Interscholastic Conference

“The ‘call’ by the Erie County Interscholastic Conference denying the Buffalo Public Schools’ football teams entry into the Erie County Interscholastic Conference will not go unchallenged.

“As I related to Buffalo Board of Education President, Sharon Belton-Cottman, the Buffalo Teachers Federation will join with the District and parents in legal action against what appears to be discrimination against our students.
Whether it be the courts or charges under the Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and religion in public schools, the Buffalo teachers will be there to support our students.” stated Philip Rumore, President.

Click Here to View the Buffalo Public School Football Teams’ Petition to Join ECIC Denied Article in The Buffalo News