BUFFALO, N.Y. — In a mid-size city with about 260,000 people, there are many options for parents when it comes to where they want to send their children to school. Three main options are public schools, private schools and charter schools. Cost of tuition, the quality of academics and the location play a large role in any parent’s decision. The school system in Buffalo has not changed much from years ago. There has unfortunately always been a large gap between Buffalo public schools and public schools in the suburbs.