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The City of Tonawanda School District Board of Education is expected to appoint two new elementary school principals at its board meeting Tuesday night. Michelle Siebert is expected to receive a four-year probationary appointment as principal for Fletcher Elementary School through July 2, 2022, at an annual salary of $83,000. Seibert has been the principal at Seneca Ele…

Erie County

With the issue of mental health awareness ad treatment regularly taking over the news cycle, the Tonawanda City School District is hosting a Community Awareness Forum this week to focus on the subject. The featured speaker will be retired NFL linebacker Keith O'Neil, who earned a Super Bowl ring with the Colts when they beat the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI but also …

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Both the City of Tonawanda School District and the Grand Island Central School District are seeking applicants for substitute positions. Grand Island will offer a recruitment job fair on from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 9 in the district office, 1100 Ransom Road. Applications will be accepted in all areas – from food service, transportation and buildings and grounds t…

Town of Tonawanda

The Tonawanda City School District is still accepting applications for its universal pre-kindergarten program. Two spots are available at Riverview Elementary School's afternoon program, 55 Taylor Drive. Transportation is not provided. The 2.5 hour program is free. To be eligible, children must reside in the district and must be 4 years of age, on or before Dec. 1. …

Education

The Tonawanda City Schools will collect back-to-school supplies for needy students from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Tonawanda High School parking lot, 600 Fletcher St. The drive will collect backpacks, pens and pencils, notebooks and folders, glue sticks, dry erase markers, colored pencils, hand sanitizer wipes, tissues and headphones. Any and all school supplies will…

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The Tonawanda City School Board appointed Timothy A. Oldenburg as the district's new superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday. Oldenburg, currently the deputy school superintendent in West Seneca, will return to his family's roots when he takes over the top post in July. A graduate of North Tonawanda High School, Oldenburg said his parents and late grandparents li…

Niagara County

Forget dumpster diving. Students from two schools will instead participate in a dumpster mural design contest to celebrate Earth Day at the Fashion Outlets Mall in Niagara Falls. Students from Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies in Buffalo and Tonawanda High School will create designs to demonstrate their vision of Earth Day and the design will be displayed o…

The Tonawanda City Schools Board of Education unanimously adopted Tuesday a proposed $33.7 million budget for 2017-18 which includes a tax increase but stays under the state mandated tax cap. The budget proposes an increase of 3.19 percent in the tax levy, from $11.4 million to $11.8 million, which would result in a tax hike of $51.40 per year for an average $92,000 hom…

Voters will be asked to approve a tax increase in the Tonawanda City School District election on May 16, although an increase in state aid will help keep the district's budget under the state tax cap. The Tonawanda School Board plans Tuesday night to adopt a final proposed budget that, if approved by the public, will raise the tax levy by 3.19 percent, an increase of $5…

A district-wide dodge ball tournament and basketball raffle in the Tonawanda City Schools will raise funds to help a nine-year-old in a neighboring school district fulfill his wish to go to Disney World with his family. The April 6 event will raise funds for the district's wish child, who it identified only as Ricky, from Grand Island. Ricky has cystic fibrosis and a se…