What you need to know: School officials are proposing to cut 13 full-time equivalent positions – only half through attrition, based on decreased enrollment – in order to keep taxes down (a 1.85 percent increase anticipated). There are three candidates for two seats on the School Board. And voters will be asked to approve the conversion of Newfane Public Library into a school district boundary public library.
Candidates (Elect 2):
• James Little (i) ,55, a part-time bus aide and father of two who have graduated from the district.
• Patrick Kilcullen (i), 52, chief financial officer for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, father of one in the district and two who have graduated.
• Joseph Flagler, 50, Niagara County sheriff’s deputy, with a grandchild in the district.
Click here for more on the candidates including their positions on key issues.
Total budget: $33,918,036, up 0.65 percent.
Percent of budget from property taxes: 42 percent.
Percent of budget from state aid: 57 percent.
Tax levy (total amount to be raised through property taxes): $13.03 million, up 1.85 percent.
Tax levy increase allowed under tax cap: 1.85 percent.
Property tax rate per $1,000 of assessed value: $28.64 in Newfane, up 1.85 percent; $26.35 in Lockport, up 1.85 percent; $26.35 in Cambria, up 1.85 percent; and $28.64 in Wilson, up 1.85 percent.
• Approve converting Newfane Free Library into a school district boundary public library to stabilize funding and provide elected representatives.
Polls open: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Newfane Elementary School, 2909 Transit Road.
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