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Where we live: Orchard Park

Orchard Park

The Orchard Park School District will be looking for voter approval May 20 to spend up to $770,000 on buses.

A ballot proposition to buy four, 77-passenger buses; three, 35-passenger buses; and one wheelchair bus breaks down to an estimated $120,000 each per large bus; $70,000 apiece for 35-passenger buses; and $80,000 for the wheelchair bus.

District voters also will elect three people to the seven-member School Board. The three-year terms of incumbents Rachel Baksa, David Nielsen and Sean Wittmann expire June 30.

Interested candidates for the board seats may pick up petitions at the district clerk’s office at 2240 Southwestern Blvd. Candidates must be a district resident for at least one year before the election, at least 18 years old, and be able to read and write. They cannot be employed by the district.

Prospective candidates must obtain at least 49 valid signatures and petitions must be filed with District Clerk Cheryl Connors by 5 p.m. April 21.

Also this week:

• The Town Board meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the board room of the Municipal Center, 4295 S. Buffalo St.

• A “Bon Voyage” program about vacations – with games, crafts and activities – begins at 1 p.m. Saturday in the public lbrary, 4570 S. Buffalo St.

• The Orchard Park Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday Post 567, American Legion, 3740 N. Buffalo St.