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Lackawanna schools seek staff cuts


What you need to know: As a result of steadily declining enrollment, the budget calls for staffing cuts most heavily in special education, which will lose an assistant administrator, six teachers and five aides. Position of attendance teacher, which is a state mandate, also would be eliminated. Office staff also will be cut, along with maintenance workers.

Candidates (Elect 2):

• David M. Joyce (i), 48, a 22-year veteran of the Lackawanna Police Department who is married with three children

• Jennifer Nahrebeski, 36, works as a school counselor at Stanley G. Falk School in Buffalo. She also works part time as a mental health counselor for Child & Family Services

• Anthony R. Catuzza, 52

Click here for more information on the candidates, including their positions on key issues:

Total budget: $45,032,316, down 5.22

Tax levy*: $8,933,600, up 4.0 percent

Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 6.39

Estimated property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $12.38 for homestead, down less than 1 percent; $37.74 for non-homestead, up 17.9 percent

Polls open: Noon to 9 p.m. at Ridgewood Village Co-Op Offices, 9 Winstead Road; McKinley School 245 South Shore Blvd.; VFW Weber Post, 2909 South Park Ave.; Queen of Angel’s Church, 144 Warsaw St.; St Anthony’s Church, 306 Ingham Ave.; Truman School, 15 Inner Drive; Senior Citizens Center, 230 Martin Road.

* Tax levy is the total amount to be raised through property taxes

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