Beloved BPS principal, Crystal Boling-Barton, passes away at 70

Crystal Boling-Barton was Longtime educator and former McKinley High School Principal Crystal. Barton was one of the longest-tenured principals in the district, having served at McKinley High School for 34 years.

Former McKinley HS principal Crystal Boling-Barton passes away

Crystal Barton, the longtime principal whose name became synonymous with McKinley High School, died of cancer. She was 70.

In a written statement, Crystal Boling-family Barton’s confirmed her death on Wednesday.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother Crystal Boling-Barton. She served 42 years in the Buffalo Public School System and was the Principal of McKinley High School. She began her career as a teacher and was able to reach a small group of students, but she had bigger goals. So, she went into Administration, so that she could help and reach even more students and she certainly did that. She loved her job and took it very seriously.

She enjoyed the relationships she made over the years and those relationships include her colleagues and the students that she oversaw and has achieved some extraordinary accomplishments throughout her lifetime and our entire family is very proud of her. She will be missed dearly. Thank you to everyone who reached out with their thoughts and prayers. We ask that you please continue to keep our family in your prayers and we also ask for privacy at this time.”

Boling-Barton served thirty years as McKinley’s head, until 2017, when she was put on semi-voluntary vacation after the New York Civil Liberties Union blamed her for victimization LGBTQ understudies. The NYCLU’s claim was dropped not long after it was documented, however in 2019 Boling-Barton was again in conflict with the locale, which blamed her for misusing reserves.

That was a charge she fervently denied, and thus she documented a countersuit, denouncing the locale and afterward director Dr. Kriner Cash of victimization her.

The different sides arrived at a settlement toward the beginning of April, and Boling-Barton resigned later in the month.

Despite her issues with the school district, Boling-Barton also had her strong supporters. Following her retirement, an online petition drive was launched to rename the section of Elmwood Avenue in front of McKinley High School as Crystal Boling-Barton Way.

How old is Crystal Boling-Barton? Everything on his Family, Age, Birthday, Early Life

Crystal was born around 1952 in Niagara Falls, NY. She was 70 years at the time of her death. One of sixteen children, she is the sixth daughter and eighth child of the late Floyd Sr. and Zorie Mosley Boling.

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A descendent of an African American pioneer family to Niagara Falls, New York, many of her family members worked at the famous Marigold Restaurant. She holds the nationality of African American and belongs to black ethnicity.

Everything about Education

Crystal attended Beech Avenue and Center Avenue Elementary Schools, North Junior High School, and graduated from Niagara Falls High School.

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Who is Crystal Boling-Barton Husband? Children/Relationship

Crystal has three children, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Robert Barton Sr., a retired principal, is her husband.

What is Crystal Boling-Barton Career? Profession

Crystal’s professional education career began in the Niagara Falls, New York School District, where she worked as an Intergroup- Relations Specialist, and her experience spans grades kindergarten through twelve, as a teacher and counselor, and grades four to twelve as an assistant principal and 9-12 as a principal.

Currently and for the past thirty one years, she has been the Principal of McKinley High School, in Buffalo, New York. Also a pioneer in education, she was appointed as Principal of McKinley in 1987, and is the first female to have been appointed as a Principal of a Career and Technical School in Buffalo Public Schools’ then one hundred and forty nine year history.

Crystal has worked as the Director of the Summer Institute of Math and Science at Buffalo State College, the Director of Youth Services at the Niagara Community Action Organization in Niagara Falls, New York, a Nurse, a Counselor for a Buffalo Urban League After School Program, and a Facilitator for the School Leaders Network, in addition to her years as an educator. She was a People To People International Ambassador to South Africa in 2003.

Crystal began working for her union as soon as she was hired as an Assistant Principal in 1984. She is a Past President and Vice President of the Secondary Assistant Principals’ Association, a former Vice President of the Buffalo Council of Supervisors and Administrators, AFSA, AFL-CIO Local 10, and has served as its President since 2005.

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She does not seem to be available on Any social media.

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