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Wilson school budget includes sharing superintendent, consolidating 2 schools

What you need to know: The district is consolidating two elementary schools, (closing W.H. Stevenson and transferring students to Thomas Marks next month); sharing a superintendent with Newfane; and cutting 6.5 positions across the board. These cuts are planned to temper increases in spending in special education and benefits.

Candidates (Elect 3):

• George Waters (i), 48, current board president, employed by R.L. Stone Co., Inc., with two children who graduated from the district.

• Donald DeLisi (i), 59, controls engineer, with one child in the district and another who graduated.

• Timothy Kropp, 65, retired New York Power Authority lineman, with two grandchildren in the district, also former board member.

• Patricia Munnikhuysen, 49, teacher at North Tonawanda Middle School, with two children in the district.

• Cynthia Smith, 47, account manager at Brown and Brown of NY, Inc.

•Frank Cipolla, 62, retired U.S. Army brigadier general.

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

Total budget: $24,518,096, zero increase.

Percent of budget from property taxes: 45 percent.

Percent of budget from state aid: 49 percent.

Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $11,000,000, up 1 percent.

Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 2 percent.

Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $24.15 in Wilson.

Polls open: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Wilson High School, 374 Lake St.

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

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