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: http://elections.buffalonews.com/electionresults/com/29
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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