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Silver Creek Board accepts Ljiljanich’s resignation as he prepares for move to Niagara Wheatfield

SILVER CREEK – The resignation of School Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich was accepted Wednesday by the School Board at its regular meeting in Silver Creek High School.

Ljiljanich will become superintendent of the Niagara Wheatfield School District in Niagara County this summer. He said his three-year tenure at Silver Creek was an enjoyable experience marked by a great relationship with the members of the Board of Education. The board members joked that they were going to refuse to accept his resignation.

“I look back at the advancements we made in curriculum,” said Ljiljanich. He said he was proud of the new training offered to enhance the education of students. The school has also been in the process of completing many physical improvements.

Niagara Wheatfield is about three times as large as the 1,100 student body at Silver Creek, and it will be a much closer commute for Ljiljanich.

No action was taken on the start for a search for a new school superintendent for Silver Creek.

The appointment at Niagara Wheatfield was announced Tuesday.

In other matters before the board, school business administrator Cynthia Mackowiak reviewed budgetary items through March and reported that $4 million in various aid sources was deposited for the district in that month. She said the budget is on track to close out the school year with a positive balance.

The school hosted a spring musical gala on Wednesday featuring elementary through high school participants.

Ljiljanich said that increasing numbers of students are participating in music-related programs, and it has a good impact on school programs.

The board members approved the formation of a Theater Boosters Club for productions by the music department and other performance groups.