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By Barbara O'Brien » Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Three teachers retiring this year from Casey Middle School in the Williamsville Central School District got a sendoff video from their colleagues that also pays homage to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Led by Math specialist and resident videographer Harry O’Malley, family and friends got... Read More

By Jay Rey » Monday, June 20, 2016

One is a teen mom. One was homeless. Two were refugees. One came home to a tragedy that would change his life. The road to graduation in Buffalo Public Schools can be long and hard and scattered with life’s potholes and detours and students who dropped out along the way. But there are those graduating this... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Thursday, May 19, 2016

It’s been called “the heart of Kenmore.” Completed Nov. 1, 1924 at a cost of $495,000, the Junior-Senior High School on Delaware Road “is of warm buff-colored tapestry brick with grey stone trim and in architectural beauty equal to that found in any city,” according to a history of the village written in... Read More

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Youth was served at Iroquois where 18-year-old Gunnar Haberl was elected to a five-year post on the board of education. A 2015 graduate of Iroquois, where he served as president of the student council, Haberl jumped out of his seat, shouting “yes” and pumping both fists when the results were announced. Haberl... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The three candidates for Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board who were backed by the teachers' union in the district emerged victorious Tuesday night from a field of five candidates. Christine Cavarello, a member of Ken-Ton Advocates for Student-Centered Education, was the top vote getter with 1,705 votes. Thomas J.... Read More

By Mike Canfield » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

With three seats open, and only two declared candidates in the Tonawanda City School District, several write-in candidates campaigned outside of Tonawanda High School Tuesday. Sharon Stuart, 51, who served for six years previously on the Board, including three years as Board President, said she was asked to run when word... Read More

By Mike Canfield » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Voter turnout was "moderate" in the West Seneca School District Tuesday afternoon. According to election official Paula Kurzawa, 1173 voters had taken to the polls by 5 p.m. School Board candidate Ed Bedient said this year was different than last, mostly because people support the current board's proposed $114.5... Read More

By Michelle Kearns » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The proposed $78 million Clarence school budget with its 3.61 percent increase was enough to turn off some of the voters heading to the high school to cast ballots Tuesday. Others had different reasons for voting against the budget. Bill Ludka walked toward the school doors to vote against the school budget because of his... Read More

By Michelle Kearns » Tuesday, May 17, 2016

North Tonawanda voters who stopped to talk Tuesday afternoon were wary of their school district's $72 million budget and almost $35,000 in raises for two senior administrators. “It’s ridiculous to give anybody a $12,000 raise,” said Dennis Maser as he walked out of the high school gym. The sum is the proposed... Read More

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Get the results from school budget, proposition and board votes for each district in Erie and Niagara counties here: Related content: What was on the ballot in each district, plus school board candidate profiles An overview of what WNYers were voting on, plus plenty of... Read More

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