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Orchard Park schools close expected budget gap

Orchard Park

What you need to know: The district closed a $2.2 million budget gap with additional state aid and through cuts. A boost in state aid allowed the district to restore much of what it thought it might have to trim. Student programs and class sizes will be maintained. Net change in staffing is a reduction of 3.5 full-time equivalent positions.

Candidates (Elect 3):

• David Nielsen (i), 45, board vice president and director of information technology and internal operations with Catholic Medical Partners

• Christine Gray Tinnesz, 41, teaches at SUNY Buffalo State’s School of Education

• Jacquelyn M. Giese, 43, substitute teacher at Frontier School District

• Dwight D. Mateer, 45, civil engineer

Click here for more information on the candidates, including their positions on key issues: http://elections.buffalonews.com/electionresults/com/28

Total budget: $89,192,508, s 3.66 percent

Tax levy*: $57.13 million, s 4.22 percent

Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.22 percent

Estimated property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $32.73 in Orchard Park, up 2.28 percent; $46.64 in Aurora, up 4.84 percent; $18.84 in Boston, up 2.28 percent; $380.81 in Elma, up 2.28 percent; $32.17 in Hamburg, up 2.28 percent; and $43.49 in West Seneca, up 6.09 percent

Proposition: Purchase of eight new buses for up to $770,000.

Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Orchard Park High School gymnasium, Freeman Road entrance.

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

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