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Lake Shore schools seek to purchase 5 new buses

Lake Shore

What you need to know: Lake Shore voters will have to decide on whether to approve the proposed 2014-15 budget, which at a 1.43 percent tax levy increase, stays below the 2 percent tax cap levy.

Candidates (Elect 2):

• Dyan Scritchfield, 44, former Lake Shore School Board member and teacher at West Seneca schools

• Carla Thompson, 63, current board member and retired high school teacher who taught for 33 years at Lake Shore schools

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

Total budget: $54,271,406, up 1.85 percent

Tax levy*: $16.51 million, up 1.43 percent

Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 1.43 percent

Estimated property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $17.34 for Evans, up 1.4 percent; $17.69 for Brant, up 1.4 percent; and $26.27 for Eden, up 1.4 percent


• Spend $395,935 for two full-size diesel school buses and three 30-passenger gas buses at no cost to the local tax levy due to New York State Transportation Aid, increased fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance, repair costs and the sale of old buses.

Polls open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. inside of the foyer at Lake Shore High School, 959 Beach Road, Angola.

For complete coverage and results of the election, come to on Tuesday night.

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