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Voters across Erie and Niagara counties, including the largest school districts in Williamsville, Frontier and Orchard Park, overwhelmingly approved 2019-20 budgets.

At least nine incumbent school board members – including Janet MacGregor Plarr in Frontier and two each in Sweet Home and Grand Island – lost Tuesday, with 36 of 37 districts reporting. Voter turnout was low across the two counties, where only 15 of the 37 districts had contested elections.

Results from Niagara County showed approved budgets in Niagara Falls, Barker, Lewiston-Porter, Newfane, Royalton-Hartland and Starpoint. Budgets passed in Williamsville, Clarence, Orchard Park, Ken-Ton, Frontier, East Aurora and Sweet Home.

AKRON | ALDEN | AMHERST | BARKER | CHEEKTOWAGA | CLARENCE | CLEVELAND HILL | DEPEW | EAST AURORA | EDEN | FRONTIER | GRAND ISLAND | HAMBURG | HOLLAND | IROQUOIS | KENMORE-TONAWANDA | LACKAWANNA | LAKE SHORE | LANCASTER | LEWISTON-PORTER | LOCKPORT | MARYVALE | NEWFANE | NIAGARA FALLS | NIAGARA-WHEATFIELD | NORTH COLLINS | NORTH TONAWANDA | ORCHARD PARK | ROYALTON-HARTLAND | SLOAN | SPRINGVILLE-GRIFFITH | STARPOINT | SWEET HOME | TONAWANDA | WEST SENECA | WILSON | WILLIAMSVILLE

(i) = incumbent

Akron

Proposed budget: $35.18 million, up 11.31%

  • Yes: 359
  • No: 97

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

  • Yes: 360
  • No: 79

Candidates: Elect 3

  • Jody Brege 240
  • Deborah Forrestel (i) 303
  • Michael Winter, 189
  • Heather Cayea 248
  • David Penn (i), 199

Alden 

Proposed budget: $34.63 million, up 1.96%

  • Yes: 448
  • No: 180

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

  • Yes: 544
  • No: 156

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

  • Yes: 511
  • No: 188

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

  • Alumni: 307
  • Alden: 353

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Beth Garigen 328
  • Tanya Lords-Quinn (i)  343
  • Richard Karalus (i) 365

Amherst 

Proposed budget: $60.14 million, up 2.72%

  • Yes: 471
  • No: 89

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Lorry Goldhawk (i) 473
  • Dominic Vivolo (i) 467

Barker

Proposed budget: $17.27 million, up 1.26%

  • Yes: 108
  • No: 47

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

  • Yes: 115
  • No: 41

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Mary Jo Clemens-Harris (i) 123
  • Heather Ecker (i) 130

Cheektowaga

Proposed budget: $45.88 million, up 1.6%

  • Yes: 201
  • No: 76

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

  • Yes: 240
  • No: 31

Candidate: Elect 1

  • Walter R. Burgett (i) 231

Clarence

Proposed budget: $85.66 million, up 3.04%

  • Yes: 1,095
  • No: 263

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

  • Yes: 1,085
  • No: 268

Candidates: Elect 2

  • James Boglioli (i) 1,058
  • Mary Beth Sweeney 1,124

Cleveland Hill 

Proposed budget: $34.35 million, up 4.47%

  • Yes: 181
  • No: 38

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Paul Kunkel (i) 176
  • Robert C. Polino (i) 180

Depew

Proposed budget: $44.66 million, up 2.27%

  • Yes: 264
  • No: 74

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

  • Yes: 284
  • No: 55

Candidates: Elect 3

  • Patrick Law (i) 261
  • John Spencer (i) 266
  • Todd Bush (i) 270

East Aurora 

Proposed budget: $36.33 million, up 5.83%

  • Yes: 656
  • No: 332

Proposition 2: To establish a technology reserve fund

  • Yes: 822
  • No: 303

Proposition 3: To establish a capital improvements reserve fund

  • Yes: 808
  • No: 313

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Judy Malys (i) 692
  • Terri Ohlweiler (i) 827
  • Kathyann Queeno 419

Eden 

Proposed budget: $31.35 million, up 4.2%

  • Yes: 304
  • No: 261

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

  • Yes: 385
  • No: 213

Proposition 3: To establish a technology reserve fund

  • Yes: 341
  • No: 254

Candidates: Elect 3

  • Marlene Grunder (i) 408
  • Donald Sutfin (i) 383
  • Allan E. Silver 362

Frontier

Proposed budget: $86.29 million, up 3.98%

  • Yes: 1,237
  • No: 311

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

  • Yes: 1,423
  • No: 381

Proposition 3: To establish a capital reserve fund

  • Yes: 1,404
  • No: 391

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Janet MacGregor Plarr (i) 685
  • John Kilcoyne Jr. 1,328
  • Davis Podkulski (i) 1,219

Grand Island

Proposed budget: $63.66 million, up 1.89%

  • Yes: 984
  • No: 328

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

  • Yes: 688
  • No: 316

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Dolleen Wilkinson 277
  • Donna Tompkins (i) 394
  • James Grover 827
  • Lisa Pyc (i) 385
  • Nicole Novak 701

Hamburg

Proposed budget: $73.01 million, up 4.13%

  • Yes: 756
  • No: 252

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

  • Yes: 850
  • No: 159

Candidates: Elect 3

  • Richard G. Schneider (i) 783
  • David Yoviene (i) 794
  • Laura Heeter (i) 818

Holland 

Proposed budget: $20.45 million, up 5.05%

  • Yes: 152
  • No: 72

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

  • Yes: 183
  • No: 75

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

  • Yes: 171
  • No: 87

Candidate: Elect 1

  • Mary Jo Szucs (i), 196

Iroquois

Proposed budget: $52.21 million, up 1.58%

  • Yes: 931
  • No: 263

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

  • Yes: 927
  • No: 254

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

  • Yes: 965
  • No: 217

Candidate: Elect 1

  • Charles F. Specht (i) 962

Kenmore-Tonawanda 

Proposed budget: $167.27 million, up 2.02%

  • Yes: 1,412
  • No: 298

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

  • Yes: 1,345
  • No: 361

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Christine Cavarello (i) 772
  • Matthew Chimera 1,210
  • Thomas Reigstad (i) 1,113

Lackawanna

Proposed budget: $57.43 million, up 7.82%

  • Yes: 420
  • No: 156

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Nicholas M. Sobaszek (i) 483
  • Mona Abdulla 359

Lake Shore 

Proposed budget: $59.98 million, up 1.88%

  • Yes: 475
  • No: 182

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

  • Yes: 474
  • No: 179

Candidates: Elect 3

  • William J. Connors Jr. (i) 527
  • Christopher Binder 460
  • Cindy Latimore (i) 504

Lancaster 

Proposed budget: $109.51 million, up 1.9%

  • Yes: 1,292
  • No: 388

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

  • Yes: 1,385
  • No: 276

Candidates: Elect 2

  • John Talarico 1,357
  • Kevin Davenport 1,401

Lewiston-Porter

Proposed budget: $48.49 million, up 3.72%

  • Yes: 480
  • No: 150

Candidates: Elect 3

  • Anne H. Orr 535
  • Jodee Riordan (i) 535
  • Betty VanDenBosch-Warrick (i) 485

Lockport

Proposed budget: $102.73 million, up 3.47%

  • Yes: 631
  • No: 210

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

  • Melissa Boes 634
  • Edward Sandell (i) 629
  • Leslie Tobin 641
  • Karen Young (i) 682

Maryvale 

Proposed budget: $45.84 million, up 2.99%

  • Yes: 307
  • No: 91

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

Five-year seat:

  • James McDermott 309

One-year seat:

  • Craig Meyers 286

Newfane

Proposed budget: $36.93 million, up 1.5%

  • Yes: 383
  • No: 199

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

  • Ann Kennedy (i) 409 (one-year term)
  • Emma Oudette (i) 430
  • Jim Schmitt (i) 411
  • Melanie Stefanoski 420

Niagara Falls

Proposed budget: $147.95 million, up 2.59%

  • Yes: 1,458
  • No: 491

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Bruce Brundidge 562
  • Clara Dunn 535
  • Michael Gawel 157
  • Paul Kudela 799
  • Vincent Orsi 547
  • Barbara Rodgers 647
  • Nick Vilardo (i) 748

Niagara Wheatfield

Proposed budget: $74.4 million, up 3.08%

  • Yes: 692
  • No: 219

Proposition 2: $800,000 bus purchase

  • Yes: 632
  • No: 173

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

  • Yes: 686
  • No: 214

Proposition 4: Establish $6 million capital reserve fund

  • Yes: 699
  • No: 195

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Julie Fago (i) 729
  • Robert McDermott (i) 726

North Collins 

Proposed budget: $15.7 million, down 6.65%

  • Yes: 130
  • No: 30

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

  • Yes: 138
  • No: 22

Proposition 3: To establish a capital improvement reserve fund

  • Yes: 132
  • No: 21

Candidates: Elect 1

  • Mary Petkov 40

North Tonawanda

Proposed budget: $79.43 million, up 1.98%

  • Yes: 769
  • No: 304

Proposition 2: Create reserve fund for future bus purchases

  • Yes: 785
  • No: 281

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Colleen Angelhow (i) 396
  • Stephanie Barmann 346
  • Collin Holycross 334
  • Joseph Marranca 374
  • Gabrielle Richards 510

Orchard Park 

Proposed budget: $105.62 million, up 3.48%

  • Yes: 1,055
  • No: 284

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

  • Yes: 1,124
  • No: 204

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Dwight D. Eagan (i) 938
  • Robert J. Mahany (i) 759
  • Kate Sanborn 755

Royalton-Hartland

Proposed budget: $26.24 million, up 2.52%

  • Yes: 278
  • No: 67

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

  • Yes: 275
  • No: 67

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

  • Yes: 278
  • No: 70

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Alan Casey, 81
  • Sara Fry (i), 209
  • Jesse Snyder, 200
  • Jason Wilhelm (i), 140

Sloan

Proposed budget: $36.9 million, up 1.67%

  • Yes: 347
  • No: 114

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

  • Yes: 376
  • No: 80

Candidate: Elect 1

  • Jeffery Stewart, 350

Springville-Griffith

Proposed budget: $42.01 million, up 8.23%

  • Yes: 319
  • No: 176

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

  • Yes: 303
  • No: 175

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Jenna Kellerman 366
  • Allison K. Duwe (i) 363

Starpoint

Proposed budget: $57.3 million, up 2.14%

  • Yes: 561
  • No: 159

Candidates: Elect 3

  • Joseph Miller 351
  • Shawn Riester 325
  • Gregory Saraf 324
  • Dennis Toth (i) 450
  • Michael Zimmerman (i) 471

Sweet Home  

Proposed budget: $81.41 million, up 2.6%

  • Yes: 664
  • No: 149

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

  • Amy Battaglia 478 (three-year term)
  • Joshua Feldmann 524 (five-year term)
  • Dirk Rabenold (i) 252
  • Justin Rogers (i) 302

Tonawanda 

Proposed budget: $36.18 million, up 4.05%

  • Yes: 393
  • No: 115

Candidates: Elect 3

  • Lindsay Dzielski 252
  • Danielle Opalinski (i) 327
  • Elizabeth Koch (i) 342
  • Jeff Thorp 248
  • Daniel Calabrese (i) 312

West Seneca 

Proposed budget: $125.62 million, up 3.98%

  • Yes: 1,159
  • No: 592

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

  • Yes: 1,382
  • No: 369

Candidates: Elect 2

  • Clifford Borchert 753
  • Edmund Bedient (i) 1,000
  • Peter Kwitkowski 1,188

Williamsville

Proposed budget: $195.18 million, up 2.29%

  • Yes: 1,927
  • No: 410

Proposition 2: To establish a capital reserve fund

  • Yes: 1,804                                
  • No: 359

Candidates: Elect 3

  • Teresa Leatherbarrow (i) 1,647
  • Suzanne Van Sice (i) 1,631
  • Mary Bieger (i) 1,646
  • Swaroop Singh 950

Wilson

Proposed budget: $27.92 million, up 1.81%

  • Yes:
  • No:

Candidates: Elect 2

    • Darla Schultz-Bubar, 292
    • Kathy Stewart (i), 301

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