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By the numbers: Erie, Niagara County school budgets

Voters across New York will go to the polls on Tuesday to consider school budget proposals and candidates for their school boards.

The following is information on the 37 districts in Erie and Niagara counties.

(i) = incumbent

Akron

Proposed budget: $35.18 million, up 11.31%

Proposed tax levy: $9.87 million, up 0.97%

Proposition 2: To spend up to $415,000 for the acquisition of school buses and related equipment

Candidates: Elect 3

Jody Brege, Deborah Forrestel (i), Michael Winter, Heather Cayea and David Penn (i)

Alden 

Proposed budget: $34.63 million, up 1.96%

Proposed tax levy: $15.29, up 2.79%

Proposition 2: To spend $435,000 to buy five buses

Proposition 3: To spend $110,000 to purchase buildings and grounds equipment

Proposition 4: Nonbinding referendum to name the athletic complex the Alumni Sports Complex or Alden Sports Park

Candidates: Elect 2

Beth Garigen, Tanya Lords-Quinn (i) and Richard Karalus (i)

Amherst 

Proposed budget: $60.14 million, up 2.72%

Proposed tax levy: $36.88 million, up 3.01%

Candidates: Elect 2

Lorry Goldhawk (i) and Dominic Vivolo (i)

Barker

Proposed budget: $17.27 million, up 1.26%

Proposed tax levy: $4.57 million, up 3.97%

Proposition 2: Increase Barker Public Library tax levy by $1,500

Candidates: Elect 2

Mary Jo Clemens-Harris (i), Heather Ecker (i)

Cheektowaga

Proposed budget: $45.88 million, up 1.6%

Proposed tax levy: $25.12 million, up 1.4%

Proposition 2: To allow a student to serve in a nonvoting capacity on the board

Candidate: Elect 1

Walter R. Burgett (i)

Residents line up to vote in the gym at Williamsville North High School on May 19, 2015. (Mark Mulville/News file photo)

Clarence

Proposed budget: $85.66 million, up 3.04%

Proposed tax levy: $49.4 million, up 3.2%

Proposition 2: To spend $940,000 to buy nine buses

Candidates: Elect 2

James Boglioli (i) and Mary Beth Sweeney

Cleveland Hill 

Proposed budget: $34.35 million, up 4.47%

Proposed tax levy: $12.78 million, up 1.9%

Candidates: Elect 2

Paul Kunkel (i) and Robert C. Polino (i)

Depew

Proposed budget: $44.66 million, up 2.27%

Proposed tax levy: $18.13 million, up 1.37%

Proposition 2: To spend $379,797 from reserves to buy three buses

Candidates: Elect 3

Patrick Law (i), John Spencer (i) and Todd Bush (i)

East Aurora 

Proposed budget: $36.33 million, up 5.83%

Proposed tax levy: $22.55 million, up 4.45%

Proposition 2: To establish a technology reserve fund

Proposition 3: To establish a capital improvements reserve fund

Candidates: Elect 2

Judy Malys (i), Terri Ohlweiler (i) and Kathyann Queeno

Eden 

Proposed budget: $31.35 million, up 4.2%

Proposed tax levy: $14.89 million, up 3.85%

Proposition 2: To spend $608,905 to buy buses and equipment for the construction and maintenance program

Proposition 3: To establish a technology reserve fund

Candidates: Elect 3

Marlene Grunder (i), Donald Sutfin (i) and Allan E. Silver

Frontier

Proposed budget: $86.29 million, up 3.98%

Proposed tax levy: $40.99 million, up 3.16%

Proposition 2: To spend up to $886,324 to acquire school buses

Proposition 3: To establish a capital reserve fund

Candidates: Elect 2

Janet MacGregor Plarr (i), John Kilcoyne Jr. and Davis Podkulski (i)

(Derek Gee/News file photo)

Grand Island

Proposed budget: $63.66 million, up 1.89%

Proposed tax levy: $34.38 million, up 2.75%

Proposition 2: To spend up to $685,000 to acquire buses and vehicles

Candidates: Elect 2

Dolleen Wilkinson, Donna Tompkins (i), James Grover, Lisa Pyc (i) and Nicole Novak

Hamburg

Proposed budget: $73.01 million, up 4.13%

Proposed tax levy: $37.76 million, up 2.87%

Proposition 2: To give vacant land on Pleasant Avenue, adjacent to Glen Meadows Park, to the Village of Hamburg for a baseball diamond with synthetic turf for district and public use

Candidates: Elect 3

Richard G. Schneider (i), David Yoviene (i) and Laura Heeter (i)

Holland 

Proposed budget: $20.45 million, up 5.05%

Proposed tax levy: $7.55 million, up 2.98%

Proposition 2: To spend $224,590 on three buses

Proposition 3: To spend $2.25 million on Capital Project 2019 to add parking to the Middle School and renovations and repairs to the bus garage and elementary school

Candidate: Elect 1

Mary Jo Szucs (i)

Iroquois

Proposed budget: $52.21 million, up 1.58%

Proposed tax levy: $30.44 million, up 2.77%

Proposition 2: To spend up to $486,796 to acquire five buses

Proposition 3: To spend $150,000 from the technology reserve fund to buy computer hardware, software and other equipment, and to establish a capital reserve fund

Candidate: Elect 1

Charles F. Specht (i)

(Robert Kirkham/News file photo)

Kenmore-Tonawanda 

Proposed budget: $167.27 million, up 2.02%

Proposed tax levy: $86.03 million, up 1.38%

Proposition 2: To spend up to $778,870 to buy 10 buses

Candidates: Elect 2

Christine Cavarello (i), Matthew Chimera and Thomas Reigstad (i)

Lackawanna

Proposed budget: $57.43 million, up 7.82%

Proposed tax levy: $9.58 million, up 1.87%

Candidates: Elect 2

Nicholas M. Sobaszek (i) and Mona Abdulla

Lake Shore 

Proposed budget: $59.98 million, up 1.88%

Proposed tax levy: $17.84 million, up 1.88%

Proposition 2: To spend up to $570,048 to buy six replacement vehicles

Candidates: Elect 3

William J. Connors Jr. (i), Christopher Binder and Cindy Latimore (i)

Lancaster 

Proposed budget: $109.51 million, up 1.9%

Proposed tax levy: $54.41 million, up 3.83%

Proposition 2: To spend up to $1.02 million to by nine buses

Candidates: Elect 2

John Talarico and Kevin Davenport

Lewiston-Porter

Proposed budget: $48.49 million, up 3.72%

Proposed tax levy: $27.1 million, up 1.99%

Candidates: Elect 3

Anne H. Orr, Jodee Riordan (i) and Betty VanDenBosch-Warrick (i)

Lockport

Proposed budget: $102.73 million, up 3.47%

Proposed tax levy: $39.28 million, up 2.25%

Candidates: Elect 4, 3 for three-year terms, 1 for one-year term

Melissa Boes, Edward Sandell (i), Leslie Tobin and Karen Young (i)

Maryvale 

Proposed budget: $45.84 million, up 2.99%

Proposed tax levy: $21.38. up 1.19%

Candidates: Elect 2: Five-year and one-year terms

Five-year seat: James McDermott; one-year seat: Craig Meyers

Newfane

Proposed budget: $36.93 million, up 1.5%

Proposed tax levy: $13.55 million, up 1%

Candidates: Elect 3 for three-year terms, 1 for one-year term

Ann Kennedy (i), Emma Odette (i), Jim Schmitt (i) and Melanie Stefanoski

Niagara Falls

Proposed budget: $147.95 million, up 2.59%

Proposed tax levy: $25.83 million, no change

Candidates: Elect 2

Bruce Brundidge, Clara Dunn, Michael Gawel, Paul Kudela, Vincent Orsi, Barbara Rodgers and Nick Vilardo (i)

Niagara Wheatfield

Proposed budget: $74.4 million, up 3.08%

Proposed tax levy: $33.54 million, up 1.71%

Proposition 2: $800,000 bus purchase

Proposition 3: $30 million capital project including new artificial turf athletic field

Proposition 4: Establish $6 million capital reserve fund

Candidates: Elect 2

Julie Fago (i) and Robert McDermott (i)

A sign at Niagara-Wheatfield. (News file photo)

North Collins 

Proposed budget: $15.7 million, down 6.65%

Proposed tax levy: $5.8 million, up 6.9%

Proposition 2: To spend up to $325,000 to buy buses

Proposition 3: To establish a capital improvement reserve fund

Candidates: Elect 1

Write-in candidate

North Tonawanda

Proposed budget: $79.43 million, up 1.98%

Proposed tax levy: $28.88 million, up 0.96%

Proposition 2: Create reserve fund for future bus purchases

Candidates: Elect 2

Colleen Angelhow (i), Stephanie Barmann, Collin Holycross, Joseph Marranca and Gabrielle Richards

Orchard Park 

Proposed budget: $105.62 million, up 3.48%

Proposed tax levy: $66.24 million, up 3.21%

Proposition 2: Spend up to $815,000 to buy eight buses

Candidates: Elect 2

Dwight D. Eagan (i), Robert J. Mahany (i) and Kate Sanborn

Royalton-Hartland

Proposed budget: $26.24 million, up 2.52%

Proposed tax levy: $10.45 million, up 2.8%

Proposition 2: Spend $2.5 million from reserve fund toward capital project including new tennis courts, playgrounds, parking lots

Proposition 3: $2,000 increase in tax levy for Royalton-Hartland Community Library

Candidates: Elect 2

Alan Casey, Sara Fry (i), Jesse Snyder and Jason Wilhelm (i)

(Sharon Cantillon/News file photo)

Sloan

Proposed budget: $36.9 million, up 1.67%

Proposed tax levy: $15.45 million, up 1.9%

Proposition 2: To create a nonvoting student position on the School Board

Candidate: Elect 1

Jeffery Stewart

Springville-Griffith

Proposed budget: $42.01 million, up 8.23%

Proposed tax levy: $16.93 million, up 2.51%

Proposition 2: To spend $628,151 to buy 10 buses

Candidates: Elect 2

Jenna Kellerman and Allison K. Duwe (i)

Starpoint

Proposed budget: $57.3 million, up 2.14%

Proposed tax levy: $30.05 million, up 2.72%

Candidates: Elect 3

Joseph Miller, Shawn Riester, Gregory Saraf, Dennis Toth (I) and Michael Zimmerman (i)

Sweet Home  

Proposed budget: $81.41 million, up 2.6%

Proposed tax levy: $48.14 million, up 3.38%

Candidates: Elect 2 (Top vote-getter wins a five-year term, second highest will win a three-year term)

Amy Battaglia, Joshua Feldmann, Dirk Rabenold (i) and Justin Rogers (i)

Tonawanda 

Proposed budget: $36.18 million, up 4.05%

Proposed tax levy: $11.92 million, down 1.97%

Candidates: Elect 3

Lindsay Dzielski, Danielle Opalinski (i), Elizabeth Koch (i), Jeff Thorp and Daniel Calabrese (i)

West Seneca 

Proposed budget: $125.62 million, up 3.98%

Proposed tax levy: $62.85 million, up 2.21%

Proposition 2: To spend up to $635,568 to buy eight buses

Candidates: Elect 2

Clifford Borchert, Edmund Bedient (i) and Peter Kwitkowski

Wilson

Proposed budget: $27.92 million, up 1.81%

Proposed tax levy: $12.14 million, up 2.7%

Candidates: Elect 2

Darla Schultz-Bubar and Kathy Stewart (i)

Williamsville

Proposed budget: $195.18 million, up 2.29%

Proposed tax levy: $126.92 million, up 3.15%

Proposition 2: To establish a capital reserve fund

Candidates: Elect 3

Teresa Leatherbarrow (i), Suzanne Van Sice (i), Mary Bieger (i) and Swaroop Singh

– Thomas J. Prohaska contributed to this report.

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