Weekly Feature

2017-05-18 / Education

Incumbents re-elected, budget passes in school election


There were no surprises during the annual budget vote and trustee election for the Orchard Park School District, as all three propositions passed and the three incumbents, running unopposed, were re-elected to the Board of Education.

Proposition one, a $98.3 million budget for the 2017-18 school year, received 844 votes in favor and 282 against.

Proposition two, regarding a total of $790,000 in bus purchases, garnered 932 votes in favor and 237 against. The measure is for the purchase of three 77-passenger school buses, one 57-passenger school bus with capacity for two wheelchairs, two universal wheelchair van-type buses and two 34-passenger buses.

Proposition three, the establishment of the Capital Improvements Reserve Fund, received 906 votes in favor and 265 against.

David Nielsen, Christine Gray Tinnesz and Dwight Mateer, were all re-elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms. Nielsen received 895 votes; Gray Tinnesz, 933 votes; and Mateer, 880 votes.

For more information on the budget vote and election, visit www.opschools.org.

email: cgraham@beenews.com

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