What you need to know: Grand Island was able to stave off layoffs by saving money through attrition, and with about $400,000 in additional state aid. The district has 11 teachers and one teaching assistant retiring, although it did not offer an incentive this year. The district will be discontinuing the International Baccalaureate program, but students now enrolled in the program will be allowed to finish.
Candidates (Elect 3):
• Matthew S. Green, 49, sales manager at Channel 2
• Takayuki Nobumoto (i), 45, senior director of project management at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital
• Karen Carroll, 44, mediator
• Susan J. Marston, (i), 45, logistics coordinator
• Tammy Zulawski, 35, mortgage underwriter
Click here for more information on the candidates, including their positions on key issues: http://elections.buffalonews.com/electionresults/com/18
Total budget: $55,816,937, up 2.57 percent
Tax levy*: $30.8 million, up 2.54 percent
Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 2.54
Estimated property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $19.63 in Grand Island, up 2.54 percent.
Proposition: Spend $655,280 to purchase vehicles.
Polls open: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Grand Island Senior High School gym, 110 Ransom Road.
For complete coverage and results of the election, come to BuffaloNews.com on Tuesday night.