Two of Erie County’s longest-tenured School Board leaders easily won new terms Tuesday night, as the Cleveland Hill Board of Education unanimously re-elected Robert C. Polino and Thomas S. Kulaszewski as its president and vice president, respectively.

Polino, who works in sales, was first elected to lead the Cleveland Hill board in 1999.

Kulaszewski, a school community liaison for Western New York United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, was first elected as vice president in 2005.

After the meeting, Polino offered advice for newly elected School Board leaders.

“I’ve learned a lot over the years: Make sure everybody’s involved, respect everybody’s opinion, and do what you’re supposed to do – conduct the meeting,” Polino said.

The board also extended Superintendent Jon T. MacSwan’s contract by a year, securing him through the 2016-17 school year.

MacSwan will receive a salary increase of about 3 percent in the final year of his contract, bringing the amount to $165,499.

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