In advance of next week’s Board of Education election, the Tonawanda City School District will host a public “Meet the Candidates” night at 7 Thursday in Tonawanda High/Middle School.
Four candidates are vying for three open seats this year. Incumbent Danielle Opalinski is hoping to win a full three-year term after her board appointment earlier this year. Former board member Elizabeth Olka is attempting to win another term after she was forced to resign following a controversial tenure. Newcomers Geraldine Angelo, a non-active volunteer firefighter, and Fred Busch, an independent business owner, are looking to win their first election.
The election and district budget will be decided from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Tonawanda High School.