What you need to know: Clarence school officials had two goals as they crafted the 2014-15 budget: avoid the type of deep cuts the district has seen in recent years and stay within the tax cap. The proposed budget does both.
If approved, the spending plan would use additional fund balance to restore clubs and sports that were cut from the budget last year. The Clarence Schools Enrichment Foundation raised money to ensure those clubs and sports remained available to children during the 2013-14 school year.
Candidates (Elect 3):
• Tricia Andrews, 40, a stay-at-home mother and a former physical education teacher at Sacred Heart Academy
• Maryellen R. Kloss (i), 49, director of finance at Sisters of St. Joseph
• Matthew D. Stock, 40, advanced service architect for Limelight Networks
• Richard Worling, 50, licensed real estate broker.
Total budget: $72,591,945, up 2.46 percent
Tax levy*: $42,439,977, up 3.16 percent
Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 3.16 percent
Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $15, up 2.67 percent
• Borrow up to $995,000 to pay for the purchase of 12 buses.
Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the gym at Clarence High School, 9625 Main St.
For complete coverage and results of the election, come to BuffaloNews.com on Tuesday night.