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Retirements pave way for balanced budget for Springville schools

Springville-Griffith Institute

What you need to know: Administrators said a resignation incentive offered by the Board of Education was instrumental in balancing the proposed 2014-15 budget. Eighteen employees took the incentive, for a projected savings of $1.7 million during the next three years. Staffing levels in the district would remain the same in most areas under the proposed budget. The budget would add three positions – a kindergarten teacher, a curriculum coordinator, as well as a social worker that was added during the last year. Two positions – a special education teacher and a special education aide – also will be cut through retirements.

Candidates (Elect 3):

• Delia G. Bonenberger (i), 66, retired educator

• Janine M. Caimano, 43, employed at Emerling Ford, part-time bookkeeper for Springville Youth Inc.

• Chris Cerrone, 44, middle school educator

• Michael E. Connors, 50, registered nurse, clinical manager

• Joan M. Kelly (i), 57, former teacher and coach

• Jennifer Sullivan, 42, stay-at-home mother and volunteer

• Mel Williams (i), 63, corrections consultant

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

Total budget: $36,135,708, up 3.5 percent

Tax levy*: $15.16 million, up 3.01 percent

Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 3.02 percent

Estimated property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $37.54 for Concord, up 3 percent


• Spend up to $597,546 for buses.

• Increase number of seats on School Board from five to seven effective July 1, 2015.

• Increase the term of office for School Board members from three to five years.

Polls open: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at High School Library Media Center, 290 N. Buffalo St.; Colden Elementary School, 8263 Boston-Colden Road, Colden; and Collins Center Fire Hall, Main Street, Collins Center.

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