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Where We Live: Town of Tonawanda

Town of Tonawanda

One of the region’s largest school districts continues to shrink.

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s latest numbers show a districtwide enrollment of 7,016 students down from 7,280 last year. The decline was expected, according to School Board President Bob Dana.

At its peak in the late 1960s, more than 22,000 students were enrolled in 29 school buildings, making Ken-Ton one of the largest districts in upstate New York.

Today, the district has 3,072 students in its seven elementary schools, 1,637 students in its three middle schools and 2,307 in its two high schools.

Also this week:

• The town development corporation will meet Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the Youth, Parks & Recreation Department at Lincoln Park, 299 Decatur Road.

• The Kenmore Village Board meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 6:30 in the mayor’s office.

• Cardinal O’Hara High School will host a free College Fair on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the school’s Performing Arts Center, 39 O’Hara Road. The event begins with a panel discussion on school admission policies regarding transcript requirements, grades and campus activities. The fair follows from 7:30 p.m. until 9 featuring representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities, technical and military schools.

• A regular meeting of the town Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

• Checks, money orders and credit card payments will be accepted for the Ken-Ton School District’s annual tax bills, which are in the mail if not already in taxpayers’ homes. The town clerk’s office will accept payments from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays; Oct. 15 is the deadline to pay without penalty.

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