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Voters in every Western New York community outside of Buffalo will head to the voting booth Tuesday to consider school budgets, school board candidates and propositions. The following capsules include the financial information voters can use to see how their money would be spent. All figures related to tax rates and tax bills are estimates, either provided by school officials, or calculated based on information they provided.

Alden

Candidates (Elect 1): James Yoerg (i).

Total budget: $33.23 million, up 3.56 percent.

Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.68 percent.

Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $14.55 million, up 3 percent.

Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $37.74 in Alden, up 2.22 percent; $19.25 in Lancaster, up 2.23 percent; $41.84 in Marilla, up 2.30 percent; $19.25 in Newstead, up 2.23 percent; $21.78 in Darien, up 1.92 percent; and $44.01 in Bennington, up 1.88 percent.

Percentage of budget from property taxes: 43.8 percent.

Percentage of budget from state aid: 39.9 percent.

Proposition 2: Voters will be asked to approve the purchase of four 66-passenger buses at a maximum cost of $460,000. The money would come from a reserve fund and would not impact the 2013-14 budget.

Proposition 3: Voters will be asked to authorize the purchase of a one-ton pickup truck with plow package, a used 14-foot box truck and a snow blower attachment for a lawn machine for the Building and Grounds Department at a maximum cost of $63,000. The money would come from a reserve fund and would not impact the 2013-14 budget.

Polls open: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the gym at Alden High School, 13190 Park St.

Web link: www.aldenschools.org.

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Voters will consider a $33.2 million budget that would increase spending by $1.1 million over the current budget. The rise in spending is driven by a $655,434 increase in spending for benefits and a $361,140 increase in salary obligations.

Amherst

• Candidates (Elect 2): Dominic Vivolo, William Shaflucas.

• Total budget: $49.47 million, up 3.7 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.34 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $32.55 million, up 3.7 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $21.79, up 3.7 percent

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 66 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 21 percent.

• Propositions B: Authorization to transfer $400,000 from the district’s unrestricted fund balance to the district’s Repair Reserve Fund, as established by the board in July.

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the south gym at Amherst High School, 4301 Main Street

• Web link: www.amherstschools.org

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Voters will consider a $49.47 million budget that would increase spending by $1.77 million over the current budget. The rise in spending is driven by rising personnel costs and a decrease in state aid.

Cheektowaga

• Candidates (Elect 1): Heather DuBard and Dennis S. Kusak Jr.

• Total Budget: $39.9 million, up 2.09 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 3.58 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $22.43 million, up 2.93 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $28.44, up 2.97 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 56.2 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 30 percent.

• Proposition 2: Voters will be asked to approve the establishment of a seat for a non-voting student member of the Board of Education.

• Polls open: Noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the band room of Cheektowaga Central High School, 3600 Union Road.

• Web link: www. cheektowagacentral.org.

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Voters will consider a $39.9 million budget that would increase spending by $817,039 over the current budget. The rise in spending is driven by a $4.4 million increase in employee benefits and an increase of $3.1 million for retirement costs.

Two running for one seat: Heather DuBard and Dennis S. Kusak Jr.

Cheektowaga Sloan

• Candidates (Elect 1): Claire Ferrucci (i), Sean Kaczmarek, Richard Piontek (i)

• Total Budget: $33.4 million, up 1.06 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.1 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $14.8 million, a slight decrease.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $52.87 in Cheektowaga, a 21-cent decrease; $72.87 in West Seneca, a 29-cent decrease.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 44.5 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 35.1 percent.

• Proposition 2: Elimination of all mileage boundaries for transportation to schools.

• Proposition 3: Reform Board of Education election policy to reward candidates with highest total votes.

• Proposition 4: Allow a student position on the Board of Education with non-voting, non-compensation status.

• Polls open: Noon to 9 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy High School gym, 305 Cayuga Creek Rd., Cheektowaga.

• Web link: www.sloanschools.org

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The district is offering a slight tax decrease for its proposed $33.4 million budget, which raises spending by 1.06 percent. The budget plan includes an increase in transportation for regular and handicapped students, benefits and instructional equipment and supplies.

Current vice president Claire Ferrucci is running unopposed. Richard Piontek (i) faces challenger, Sean Kaczmarek, 2012 co-valedictorian of John F. Kennedy High School, current University at Buffalo student.

Clarence

• Candidates (Elect 2): Tricia Andrews, Beth Bivona, Joseph J. DePasquale, Martha Root Dippold, Jason Lahti, Ian Scaduto, and Roger Showalter.

• Total budget: $73.3 million, up 1.1 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 3.8 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $43.6 million, up 9.8 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 or assessed value: $15.52, up 8.8 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 60 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 29 percent.

• Proposition 2: Borrow to purchase 12 school buses and one pickup truck with plow – not to exceed $995,000

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., High School gymnasium, 9625 Main St.

• Web link: www.clarenceschools.org

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Voters will consider a $73.3 million budget that would increase spending by $800,000 over the current budget. The district is attempting to cover a budget gap with a combination of staff, spending cuts and an increase in the property tax levy.

Seven running for two seats: Tricia Andrews, 39, stay-at-home mom and former P.E. teacher; Beth Bivona, 42, partner at Damon Morey; Joseph J. DePasquale, 40, senior manager at VMware; Martha Root Dippold, 55, retired special education teacher; Jason Lahti, 40, president of iQ Modular Homes and treasurer of Buffalo Tungsten Inc.; Ian Scaduto, 19, UB student; and Roger Showalter, 42, president of Niagara Refining LLC and VP of Buffalo Tungsten.

Cleveland Hill

Candidates (Elect 2): Paul Kunkel (i); Robert Polino (i).

Total Budget: $30.1 million, up 1.36 percent.

Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.76 percent.

Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $12.18 million, up 3.49 percent.

Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $45.83.

Percentage of budget from property taxes: 40.4 percent.

Percentage of budget from state aid: 40.8 percent.

Polls open: Noon to 9 p.m. in Cleveland Hill High School auditorium, 105 Mapleview Rd.

Web link: www.clevehill.wnyric.org

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With a $30.1 million budget plan that raises spending 1.36 percent and increases the tax rate by 3.49 percent, the district wants to maintain the current educational programs it offers for students.

Depew

• Candidates (Elect 3): Nancy Fumerelle (i), Patrick Law, Gabrielle Miller, Nicole Simon and President John Spencer (i).

• Total budget: $38.5 million, up 2.85 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.31 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $16.6 million, up 2.97 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $34.31 in Cheektowaga, up 2.97 percent, and $21.27 in Lancaster, up 2.97 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 42.57 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 40.93 percent.

• Proposition 2: Voters will be asked to approve the use of $460,851 from a reserve fund to purchase two large school buses, four 28-seat vans and a plow truck for the Buildings and Grounds Department. The money would be taken from a reserve fund that was established in 2009 and would not affect the 2013-14 budget.

• Polls open: Noon to 9 p.m. May 21 in the library at Cayuga Heights Elementary School, 1780 Como Park Blvd.

• Web link: www.depewschools.org.

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Voters will consider a $38.9 million budget that would increase spending by $1.1 million over the current budget.

Five running for three seats: Board President John Spencer, 35-year Depew resident, firefighter, preside nt of the Aetna Hose Co.; Nancy Fumerelle (i), 49, 42-year resident of Depew, career includes planning, implementing and teaching preschoolers; Patrick Law, 42, labor relations officer with the Department of Homeland Security, president of Southline Little League/Southline Athletic Association; Gabrielle Miller, 48, volunteered with Depew schools for 20 years, attended board meetings for 15; and Nicole Simon, 36, lifelong Depew resident, senior project contract administrator for a local construction company.

East Aurora

• Candidates (Elect 2): Judith A. Malys; Clark Martens and Terri Ohlweiler.

• Total budget: $29.89 million, up by 2.7 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 3.37 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $17.99 million, up by 3.37 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 or assessed value: $37.10 for Aurora; $33.08 for Colden; $313.66 for Elma (not on full valuation). All tax rates reflect a 3.37 percent increase.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 60.2 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 25.3 percent.

• Proposition 2: None

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Middle School cafeteria, 430 Main St.

• Web link: www.eastauroraschools.org.

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The district’s $29.89 million budget plan ended up achieving the School Board’s ultimate goal of preserving programs and avoid cutting any teacher positions, given painful cuts that were made last year.

Three running for two seats: Judith A. Malys, 64, retired East Aurora school teacher; Clark Martens, 49, engineer; and Terri Ohlweiler, 45, stay-at-home mother of three and treasurer of Parkdale School PTO.

Eden

• Candidates (Elect 2): Kristen D. Pinker (i), Patricia M. Krouse, Steven P. Cerne (i), Paul R. Shephard.

• Total budget: $25.72 million, up 2.1 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 2.9 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $13.05 million, up 1.99 percent

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $19.33 in Boston, up 1.7 percent; $41.60 in Concord, up 2.9 percent; $28.99 in Eden, up 2.2 percent; $19.14 in Evans, up .67 percent; $19.14 in North Collins, up .67 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 50.7 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 38.8 percent.

• Proposition 2: Voters will be asked to spend up to $32,000 from the district’s repair reserve fund to purchase and install a new catalytic converter for the district’s co-generation plant, which is required by Environmental Protection Agency regulations. The purchase will have no impact on the 2013-2014 tax levy.

• Polls open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Eden Central Junior/ Senior High School, 3150 Schoolview Road, Eden.

• Web link: www.edencsd.org

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Voters will consider a $25.7 million budget that, among other changes, would cut about eight teaching positions as the district changes from block scheduling to a traditional schedule at the Junior-Senior High School. Superintendent Sandra Anzalone said the changes would be made without affecting programs.

Four running for two seats: Board VP, Kristen D. Pinker, 45, international marketing manager; Patricia M. Krouse, 44, consultant for NutraMetrix; Board President Steven P. Cerne, 48, management consultant; and Paul R. Shephard, 49, emergency medical service instructor, spent eight years in the Air Force.

Frontier

Candidates (Elect 2): *No board race this year because voters last year approved a referendum downsizing the board from nine to seven members. As of July 1, board seats now held by veteran board member Nancy Wood and Jeremey Rosen will be eliminated.

• Total budget: $73.21 million, up by 1.28 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 3.51 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $34.96 million, up by 3.5 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 or assessed value: $25.20 in Hamburg, up by 3.08 percent; $22.90 in Eden, up by 3.08 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 47.8 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 38.3 percent.

• Proposition 2: Asking voters for approval to purchase $863,739 for a total of eight buses to help supplement a bus fleet that has some buses with high mileage that need to be retired. The purchase would include five, 66-passenger buses; two 30 to 35-passenger buses and one 35-passenger bus with wheelchair accessibility.

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at just one polling site this year: The Frontier Community Learning Center at 4540 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg.

• Web link: www.frontier.wnyric.org.

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Voters will consider approving a $73.2 million budget, which calls for the elimination of 24.8 full-time equivalent teachers and support staff for the next school year. The budget increases spending by 1.28 percent and uses the maximum tax levy cap of 3.51 percent.

Grand Island

Candidates (Elect 3): Acting President Paul Krull (i), Donna Tomkins (i) and Lisa Pyc.

Total budget: $54.4 million, up 2.52 percent.

Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 2.67 percent.

Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $30 million, up 2.67 percent.

Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $19.10.

Percentage of budget from property taxes: 56 percent.

Percentage of budget from state aid: 29 percent.

Proposition 2: Voters will be asked to consider the purchase of school buses and other vehicles for an amount not to exceed $709,860. The Board of Education would determine the tax levied and the finance terms at a later date if the proposition is approved.

Polls open: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 21 at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.

Web link: www.k12.ginet.org.

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Voters will consider a $54.4 million budget that would increase spending by $1.3 million over the current budget. The rise in spending is driven by an $886,033 increase in salary obligations and an increase of $764,250 for pension costs.

Hamburg

• Candidates (Elect 3): Joan Calkins (i), John R. Callahan, Catherine Schrauth Forcucci, Laura Heeter, Gary R. Klumpp, Sheila Ruhland and David Yoviene.

• Total budget: $60.25 million, up 6.45 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 5.4 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $33.51 million, up 5.4 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $33.62 in Hamburg, up 5 percent; $20.48 for Boston, up 5.14 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 55.6 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 34 percent.

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the high school gym, 4111 Legion Dr.

• Web link: www.hamburgschools.org

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The proposed budget continues current programming in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities for the 2013-14 school year, unlike the past three years where there were major staff and program reductions.

Seven running for three seats: Board president Joan Calkins, 59, pediatrician; John R. Callahan, 43, financial analyst; Catherine Schrauth Forcucci, 50, U.S. Postal Service letter carrier; Laura Heeter, 43, homemaker and former special ed teacher; Gary R. Klumpp, 56, baseball instructor and clinic director at New Era School of Baseball; Sheila Ruhland, 50, Erie County Probation Department supervisor; and David Yoviene, 55, part-owner of Sellmore Industries Inc.

Holland

• Candidates (Elect 2): Jenelle Nadler, Brian Jones, Paul Rowe

• Total budget: $18 million, up 5.5 percent

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.5 percent

• Tax levy: $6.9 million, up 4.5 percent

• Property tax rates per $1,000 assessed value: $14.52, up 4.3 percent in Holland.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 37 percent

• Percent of budget from state aid: 49 percent

• Proposition 2: Purchase of one 66-passenger bus, one 34-passenger van, and one 10- passenger van for a total cost of $198,000.

• Proposition 3: Authorize transfer of up to $150,000 from the unrestricted fund balance to the district’s Repair Reserve Fund

• Polls open: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Middle School Cafeteria, 11720 Partridge Rd.

• Web link: www.holland.wnyric.org

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Residents in the Holland Central School District will vote on an $18 million spending plan that increases the tax levy by the 4.5 percent allowed under the tax cap formula.

Three running for two seats: Jenelle Broom Nadler, Holland Central alumni and mother of two, works in health care, former PTO president and recipient of Holland’s “triple H” award; Brian Jones, father of five, works at a specialty cement and adhesive manufacturer, involved in Holland Raiders, wrestling club, and Boys and Girls Club; and Paul Rowe, father of three, employed in the computer technology field, former president of Holland Raiders.

Iroquois

• Candidates (Elect 2): Sharon Szeglowski, Daniel T. Behlmaier

• Total budget: $44.1 million, up 1.39 percent

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 2.24 percent

• Tax levy: $26.1 million, up 2.24 percent

• Property tax rates per $1,000 assessed value: $340.76 for Elma, up 2.2 percent; $35.92 for Marilla, up 2.2 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 59.2 percent

• Percent of budget from state aid: 27.4 percent

• Proposition 2: Purchase 3 (62-passenger) buses and 2 van at a maximum cost of $400,000

• Proposition 3: Expend $60,000 from the district’s Capital Reserve Fund known as the “Technology Reserve Fund

• Polls open: 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Iroquois Intermediate Gymnasium, Girdle Road

• Web link: www.iroquoiscsd.org

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Residents in the Iroquois Central School District will decide on a $44.1 million budget that carries a tax levy increase of 2.24 percent- the lowest in 15 years. The spending plan maintains current academic programs and class sizes as well as all extra-curricular programs offered in 2012-13.

Kenmore - Town of Tonawanda

• Candidates (Elect 2): Bob Dana (i), Richard Harned, Stephen Hart and Todd Potter.

• Total budget: $149 million, up .84 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 5.66 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $75.2 million, up 4.66 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 or assessed value: $45.20.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 50.5 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 32.06 percent.

• Proposition 2: purchase up to two diesel 65-passenger school buses; four gasoline 30-passenger school buses; and one gasoline wheelchair bus, at a total cost not to exceed $525,046.

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Herbert Hoover School, 249 Thorncliff Road.

• Web link: www.kenton.k12.ny.us

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Voters will consider a $149 million budget that would increase spending by $1.23 million over the current budget. The proposed budget is the first in four years that doesn’t directly reduce student programming or increase class sizes. This year’s voting will return to a single polling place.

Four running for two seats: Board president Bob Dana, 67, retired business teacher for the Williamsville Central School District; Richard Harned, 67, who taught social studies for more than 30 years at district’s two high schools and Hoover Middle; Stephen Hart, 31, former employee of Ken-Ton’s Building and Grounds Department, teaching assistant at Amherst Middle School and also serves as a coach; and Todd Potter, 22, 2009 graduate of Kenmore East High, 2012 graduate of D’Youville College, current UB Law student.

Lackawanna

• Candidates (Elect 2): Jennifer R. Grzybowski, Ronald S. Miller (i), Nicholas Sobaszek, and Richard P. Zybert.

• Total Budget: $47.5 million, up 4.89 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 5.3 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $8.59 million, no change.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: Homestead rate of $12.43 per $1,000; Non-homestead rate of $32.02 per $1,000.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 18.1 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 61.9 percent.

• Polls open: Noon to 9 p.m.

• Polling sites: First Ward, Bocce Court, 175 Madison Avenue; Second Ward, Queen of Angels Hall (St. Michael’s), 144 Warsaw Street; Third Ward, McKinley School, 245 South Shore Boulevard; Fourth Ward, Lackawanna Senior High School, 550 Martin Road.

• Web link: www.lackawannaschools.org

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Voters will consider a $47.5 million budget that would increase spending by $2.2 million over the current budget. The proposed spending plan would eliminate the equivalent of 11 of the district’s 154 teaching positions.

Four running for two seats: Jennifer R. Grzybowski, 2000 graduate of Lackawanna High School, bachelor’s degree from UB, worked in insurance industry before becoming stay-at-home mother to three, current president of Truman School PTA; Board President Ronald S. Miller, retired Lackawanna police officer; Nicholas Sobaszek, 2004 graduate of Lackawanna High School, SUNY Buffalo State student, works as sales manager for Unicorn; and Richard P. Zybert, retired Lackawanna police officer, ran Lackawanna schools D.A.R.E. program.

Lake Shore

Candidates (Elect 3): Cynthia Latimore (i), William J. Connors Jr., Jennifer S. Farrell.

• Total budget: $53.28 million, up 1.02 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 2.37 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $16.28 million, up 2.34 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $17.13, up 2.3 percent in Evans; $17.31, up 2.3 percent in Brant; $25.58, up 2.3 percent in Eden.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 30.5 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 49.7 percent.

• Proposition 2: Purchase of three full-size, 71-passenger school buses for a total cost of $340,639.

• Polls open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the lobby of Lake Shore Senior High School, 959 Beach Road.

• Web link: www.lakeshore.wnyric.org.

Voters will consider a $53.28 million budget for the 2013-14 school year, an increase in spending of $535,694. The increase is driven largely by growing retirement costs.

Lancaster

• Candidates (Elect 2): William J. Gallagher, Kenneth E. Graber (i), Julie Gies Kaska.

• Total budget: $94.72 million, up 3.5 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 5.99 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $46.21 million, up 3.96 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $16.54, up 3.05 percent in Lancaster; $26.68, up 3.05 percent in Cheektowaga; $341.03, up 3.07 percent in Elma.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 48.8 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 29.8 percent.

• Proposition 2: Spending $906,107 from the bus reserve fund to buy eight, 65-passenger replacement buses, with no tax impact.

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Lancaster High School’s Java Gym, One Forton Drive.

• Web link: www.lancasterschools.org

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Next year’s $94.72 million budget for the Lancaster School District would increase spending by 3.5 percent over the current budget while raising the tax levy by 3.96 percent.

Three running for two seats: William J. Gallagher, 36, math teacher at Frontier Middle School; Board President Kenneth E. Graber, 62, administrative law judge with NYS Board of Parole; and Julie Gies Kaska 44, a stay-at-home mother and active district volunteer, serves as a parent representative on the Advisory Council.

Maryvale

• Candidates (Elect 1): Julianne Renczkowski.

• Total Budget: $36.4 million, up 1.46 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.39 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $19 million, up 2.94 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: Ranging from $30.29 to $30.44, which translates to 2.45 to 2.94 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 52.2 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 37 percent.

• Polls open: Noon to 9 p.m. in Robert A. Brinner Educational Center, 1050 Maryvale Dr.

• Web link: www.maryvale.wnyric.org

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Maryvale Schools is proposing a $36.4 million budget plan that would raise spending 1.46 percent. The proposed budget would raise the tax rate up to 2.94 percent, but the increase may fall to as low as 2.45 percent when tax rolls are finalized in August.

North Collins

• Candidates (Elect 1): Tammy Winter.

• Total budget: $14.87 million, up 3.2 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 6.2 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $5.02 million, up 2.92 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $21.05, up 2.9 percent in North Collins.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 33.78 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 47.63 percent.

• Proposition 2: To purchase one bus and one vehicle at a cost not to exceed $220,000.

• Polls open: Noon to 9 p.m. in North Collins Jr/Sr High School Gym, 2045 School St.

Web link: www.northcollins.com

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North Collins could have raised the tax levy over 6 percent and still stayed within the tax cap, but the board wanted to say within the 3 percent increase range, according to Superintendent Benjamin A. Halsey.

Orchard Park

• Candidates (Elect 3): Anthony Agnello, Dwight D. Mateer, Donna M. Omar (i), Natalie A. Schaffer, (i), Christopher T. Shively and Christine Gray Tinnesz.

• Total budget: $86.04 million, up 2.87 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 3.29 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $54.81 million, up 3.28 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 or assessed value: $32.01 in Orchard Park, up 2.39 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 63.7 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 25 percent.

• Proposition 2: To spend up to $700,000 to buy four buses, three vans and one wheelchair van

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Orchard Park High School Gym, 4040 Baker Road. Use the Freeman Road entrance for ease of parking and entrance to gym.

• Web link: www.opschools.org

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Next year’s budget would keep class sizes within current School Board guidelines, with a net reduction in staff of 8.25 full-time equivalent positions. The budget also preserves the gifted and talented program in the elementary and middle schools and increases counselor and social worker support on the elementary level.

Six running for three seats. Two candidates with most votes will be elected, candidate in third will fill the remainder of the term of former board President Alfred McClymonds. They are: Anthony Agnello, 65, retired biology teacher, football, track and wrestling coach at Orchard Park High School; Dwight D. Mateer, 44, civil engineer; Donna M. Omar (i), 46, certified fitness specialist and owner of Anytime Fitness; Natalie A. Schaffer (i), 44, attorney and project manager for construction of a medical facility in Lancaster; Christopher T. Shively, 47, assistant professor of elementary education at SUNY Buffalo State; and Christine Gray Tinnesz, 40, instructor for education schools at SUNY Buffalo State and Medaille College.

Springville-Griffith

• Candidates (Elect 1): William Bursee, Allison Duwe

• Total budget: $34.9 million, up 3 percent

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 5.1 percent

• Tax levy: $14.7 million, up 1 percent

• Property tax rates per $1,000 assessed value: $17.20, up 1 percent

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 42 percent

• Percent of budget from state aid: 46 percent

• Proposition 2: The purchase of four 66-passenger buses, two 16-passenger buses, and one 24-passenger bus with wheelchair lift at a maximum aggregate cost of $577,127

• Polls open: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations: High School Library Media Center, 290 North Buffalo St.; Colden Elementary School, 8263 Boston-Colden Rd., Colden and Collins Center Fire Hall, Main St., Collins Center.

• Web link: www.springvillegi.org

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Voters will decide on a $34.9 million budget, an increase of 3 percent. The spending plan maintains class sizes, athletic and extracurricular programs, returns team teaching to the Middle School, and allows for the implementation of a Family Support Center.

Terms of three board members expire June 30, but due to voter-approved Board reduction from seven seats to five, one is vacant: William Bursee, local business owner, lived with his wife and two children in Springville for 14 years and Allison Duwe, Springville-Griffith Institute graduate, former president of Springville Center for the Arts, sending her first of three children to kindergarten this fall.

Sweet Home School District

• Candidate (Elect 1): Scott M. Johnson (i).

• Total budget: $68.16 million, up 1.24 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.45 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $38.68 million, up 3.58 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 or assessed value: $14.99, up 3.52 percent in Amherst; $31.85 in Tonawanda, up 3.51 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 57.04 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 28.51 percent.

• Proposition 2: Purchase four, 65-passenger school buses at a cost of $442,000.

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Vergils Community Center at Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road.

• Web link: sweethomeschools.com

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Voters will consider a $68.16 million budget that would increase spending by $833,386 over the current spending plan.

City of Tonawanda

• Candidates (Elect 3): Geraldine Angelo, Fred Busch, Elizabeth Olka, Danielle Opalinski (i)

• Total Budget: $29.8 million, up 1.07 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.5 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $11.2 million, up 3.2 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $17.84, up 3.2 percent

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 37.6 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 51 percent.

• Proposition 2: Approve the sale of Central School to David Capretto for $220,000.

• Polls open: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tonawanda High School Wellness Gym, 600 Fletcher St.

Web link: www.tonawandacsd.org

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The Tonawanda City School District is asking voters to approve a $29.8 million budget that will raise the tax levy rate by 3.2 percent. The proposed budget makes some reductions to the BOCES special education program and eliminates three full-time teaching positions.

Four running for three seats: Danielle Opalinski (i) appointed to the board in February, running for first full term; former board member Elizabeth Olka and newcomers Fred Busch and Geraldine Angelo. Top vote getter will assume Opalinski’s seat immediately.

West Seneca

• Candidates (Elect 3): Frank Calieri, Julie Goodwin, Timothy Elling, John C. Oshei, Karl Spencer, Carol Jarczyk (i), Christen Buchholtz and Kate Newton.

• Total budget: $106.82 million, down 1.26 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.69 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $54.08 million, up 2.92 percent.

• Property tax rate per $1,000 or assessed value: All are up 2.51 percent. $38.99 in West Seneca; $28.30 in Cheektowaga; $28.81 in Hamburg; and $30.25 in Orchard Park.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 50.6 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 38.2 percent.

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. West Seneca East High School, 4670 Seneca St.

• Web link: www.wscschools.org

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Voters will consider a $106.82 million budget in which spending is down by approximately $1.35 million over the current budget. While there’s a reduction in personnel of more than 100 people, the costs related to dozens of pending retirements is almost $3.27 million.

Eight running for three seats. Top two vote-getters will serve three- year terms, person with third highest total will serve a year: Frank Calieri, 46; Julie Goodwin, 28; Timothy Elling, 52; John C. Oshei, 18; Karl Spencer, 49; Carol Jarczyk (i), 57; Christen Buchholtz, 30; and Kate Newton, 45.

Williamsville

• Candidates (Elect 3): Anthony J. Lafornara III, Michael Kane, Thomas J. Navarro Jr., Carrie Kahn (i), Peter U. Bergmann (i), Mohan Devgun (i).

• Total budget: $170 million, up 3.32 percent.

• Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 4.34 percent.

• Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $110.5 million, up 3.89 percent

• Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $18.96 in Amherst and Clarence, up 3.29 percent; $29.60 in Cheektowaga, up 3.29 percent.

• Percentage of budget from property taxes: 65 percent.

• Percentage of budget from state aid: 19.78 percent.

• Proposition 2: Voters will be asked to authorize the district to spend up to $920,000 from the transportation capital reserve funds to lease or purchase replacements for eight buses.

• Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in North High School Gymnasium, 1595 Hopkins Road, Williamsville.

• Web link: www.williamsvillek12.org

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Voters will consider a $170 million budget that would increase spending by 3.32 percent over the current plan.

Six running for three seats: Anthony J. Lafornara III, 47, teacher in the Buffalo City Schools with three children in Williamsville schools; Michael Kane, 24, local attorney and 2006 graduate of North High School;Thomas J. Navarro Jr, 50, local attorney and parent in the school district; Carrie Kahn, 59, current board president who is executive dean of workforce development at Erie Community College and mother of South High School graduate; Peter U. Bergmann (i), 42, president and CEO of Sisters of Charity Hospital with three children in the district; Mohan Devgun (i), 70, SUNY College at Buffalo professor and father of an East High School graduate.