2020-2021 Board of Education Candidates

The following candidates are vying for three at-large seats:

Max Graham

Jim Hotnich

Benjamin C. Kysor

Mark D. Nephew

Dana Szalay-Delaney 

Barbara Weston

Annual Meeting, Budget Vote and Election is Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Ballots must be received by the District Clerk before 5:00 p.m.

The annual vote of the Gowanda Central School District will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, for the purposes of (a) electing three members of the Board of Education of the District (the “Board”), (b) voting on the District’s budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, and (c) voting on a proposition to purchase vehicles (using vehicle purchase reserve funds) for use in the transportation program of the District; and (d) transacting such other business as is authorized by law.  All qualified voters shall vote only by absentee ballot.

The District will make a good faith effort to distribute absentee ballots to all qualified voters as required by Executive Order 202.26.

Voters who do not receive absentee ballots by May 26, 2020 should immediately contact the District Clerk via email at msferneza@gcslearn.org or telephone at (716) 532-3325, ext. 6300 to request an absentee ballot.

Proposition No. 1 – 2020-2021 Basic Budget

Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit:

RESOLVED, that the basic budget for the Gowanda Central School District (the “District”) for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, as presented by the Board of Education of the District, in the amount of $34,298,981.00, is hereby approved and adopted and the required funds therefor are hereby appropriated and the necessary real property taxes required shall be raised by a tax on the taxable property in the District to be levied and collected as required by law.

Shall the following resolutions be adopted, to wit: 

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Gowanda  Central School District (the “District”) is hereby authorized to purchase two (2) sixty-six (66) passenger school buses and one (1) seven (7) passenger minivan for use in the transportation program of the District, at a total cost of $273,295.00, and that that aforesaid cost shall be funded from the Vehicle Purchase Reserve Fund of the District, established pursuant to the adoption of a proposition by the District’s voters on May 19, 2009; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this authorization to fund the purchase of such school bus shall have no effect on the District’s tax rate for the 2020-2021 school year.

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