What you need to know: Four transportation and two CSEA employees took advantage of an early retirement incentive that the district offered to help close an initial $2.2 million budget gap. Funding for the buyouts will be taken from a reserve fund and will not impact the budget. The move saved the district about $100,000.
Candidates (Elect 2):
• Barbara Staebell (i), 49, senior staff assistant at the University at Buffalo, on the board for 13 years, has two adult children
• Donna Kapinos, 48, a stay-at-home mother with two children in the district.
Total budget: $40,787,247, up 5.94 percent
Tax levy*: $16.75 million, up 1 percent
Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 1 percent
Estimated property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $21.52 in Cheektowaga, up 1 percent; and $21.52 in Lancaster, up 1 percent
• Purchase of two 66-passenger buses and two 22-passenger buses and the trade-in of three vehicles at a total cost of $303,265. The funding would come from the Vehicle Reserve Fund and would not affect the budget.
• Voters will be asked to approve the sale of the Terrace Education Center at or above fair market value, which has been determined to be between $381,713 and $409,988.
Polls open: Noon to 9 p.m. in the library at Cayuga Heights Elementary School, 1780 Como Park Blvd.
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