The 2018-19 proposed budget has PASSED. The District would like to thank all the voters who cast ballots and the community as a whole for supporting the budget.
PROPOSITION ONE: 2018-2019 BUDGET OF $77,887,449
YES VOTES: 913
NO VOTES: 519
CANDIDATES FOR THE BOARD OF EDUCATION:**
ERIK HERBERT: 982 (1st place -- three-year term)
KRISTA VINCE GARLAND: 785 (2nd -- three-year term)
ERICA ROBINSON: 741 (3rd -- three-year term)
CHERYL McMAHON: 722 (4th -- one-year term)
MARIO GREGORI: 647 (5th)
**NOTE: The North Tonawanda City School District’s school board election results, which were first announced on May 15, 2018, have been reviewed by Niagara County. In the course of that review, it was discovered that there was an error in the original calculations. The verified results are above.
With these verified results, the same four candidates won seats on the school board. The only change is to the candidate who will now serve the one-year term for the seat that was recently vacated by Thad McMurray.
The board will confirm these updated election results at its next board meeting on June 6, 2018.
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: Noon - 9 p.m.
Location: Alumni Student Activity Center, 405 Meadow Drive
Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget: May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Spruce Elementary School Auditorium
Budget Fast Facts
- Total Proposed 2018-19 Budget: $77,887,449
- Proposed Tax Levy: $28,601,055
- Estimated Impact on Taxes:
- Estimated increase on a $100,000 household: $44.18
- Estimated increase on a $100,000 household with STAR: $32.65
- Estimated increase on a $100,000 household with Enhanced STAR: $19.00
- Noteworthy Capital Expenditures in the Proposed Budget:
- Transportation: Replacement of 22-passenger wheelchair bus and 6-passenger vehicle for transporting students as part of home to school services
- $100,000 Aidable Capital Outlay Project (New York State to reimburse 84% of the cost): Construction/reconstruction project to address security measures in school buildings
- The proposed budget restores the following programs:
- Art classes for kindergarten and first grade
- Fourth-grade band
- Elementary counselors (previosuly funded through a grant that ended in 2017)
- Special education teachers for grades K-3 and 4-6
- 21st Century skills librarian for grades 4-6, who will assist in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) curriculum