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Spending would increase by 3.23 percent under a $34.77 million budget proposal adopted Tuesday by the Tonawanda City School Board. The amount to be raised through property taxes would be $12 million, an increase of 2.91 percent, which is within the allowable increase under the New York State tax cap. Superintendent Timothy Oldenburg said the budget is "responsible an…

Erie County

Parents and guardians in the Tonawanda City School District may register children for the 2018-19 universal prekindergarten program on Feb. 27 and 28. Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. The program is free and open to children who are 4 years old or older by Dec. 1. Children eligible for kindergarten are not eligible for the prekindergarten program. Tran…

Erie County

A Tonawanda City Schools' "STEMrichment" initiative, which focused on hands-on learning and student collaboration, has earned the district an honorable designation by the Western New York Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Hub. The district was recently recognized at the WNY STEM Schools on the Move 2017 Awards. The STEM Hub has more than 700 individual me…

Paul Maziarz, the first director of facilities for the City of Tonawanda School District, will announce his retirement at the school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the Tonawanda Middle/High School, 600 Fletcher St. Maziarz, 67, who has worked for the district for 17 years, said he wants to take it easy, but also wants a smooth transition. His resignatio…

Michael Brown, assistant high school principal for the past year, was appointed Tonawanda High School principal Tuesday. Brown succeeds Jessica Lyons, principal since 2013 and a district employee since 2010. Lyons left to become the East Aurora elementary school principal. Superintendent Timothy Oldenburg said the hiring committee did an extensive external search…

Town of Tonawanda

It was late, nearly 10:15 p.m., when 18-year-old Cassandra Butzer spotted flames on her neighbor's front porch on Elmwood Park North in the City of Tonawanda as she headed home from a dance class. Butzer stopped her car, ran onto the porch and pounded on the front door, alerting the 68-year-old homeowner, Dennis Alviti to the danger. Alviti escaped from his home without…

There are openings for two members on the Tonawanda City School District's Board of Education. The election for school board seats and the budget vote will be held on May 16. Terms are for three-years and elected members will served from from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. Board member application packets are available in the Tonawanda City School District Board of E…

One month after the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District superintendent retired from her post, the City of Tonawanda superintendent has also announced his plans to retire. Unlike Ken-Ton's leader, who left abruptly, leaving the district with five days to put a new interim superintendent in the role,  Tonawanda City School District Superintendent James Newton announ…