Williamsville Central School District

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2023 School Budget Vote
Board of Education Member Election

Vote Results – May 16, 2023

School Board Election


Michael Buscaglia (i) – 2,372
Kerry L. Spicer – 2,315
Crystal Kaczmarek-Bogner (i) – 2,159
Mark A. Manna – 2,139 (will fill vacant seat with term ending in June 2025)

Remaining Candidates:

Dr. Saquib Ahmed – 1,322
Jonathan Rich – 1,059
Melissa Rowland – 1,020
Philip Danielson - 663
Dr. Susan D. McClary (i) – 604
Michael A. Heflin – 408
Kayliee Bertrand-Henretta – 405
Endell J. Osuna, Esq.  – 311
Jason M. Miller – 297
Brianne Williams – 273

2023-2024 Budget - PASSED

Yes – 3,025 (74%)
No – 1,073 (26%)


Information from New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA):

Click HERE for New York State School Board Association Running for the School Board link. (includes English and Spanish versions of 2023 Running for the School Board brochures)
Click HERE for New York State School Boards Association - New Member Resources link.
Click HERE for New York State School Boards Association - The School Board Member Experience.
Click HERE for New York State School Boards Association - New School Board Member Handbook.

Other Information:
Four positions will be available, with the candidates having the three highest number of votes to each serve a term of three (3) years beginning on July 1, 2023 and continuing through June 30, 2026 and the candidate with the fourth highest number of votes to complete the term of a vacant board seat of two (2) years and approximately six (6) weeks beginning on May 17, 2023 and continuing through June 30, 2025. There is no monetary compensation for serving on the WCSD Board of Education, however, you must take a sworn oath of office that you will faithfully discharge the duties for the Williamsville Central School District according to the best of your ability.
New York State Law requires newly-elected school board members to take mandatory training within their first year of service. This training requires topics on the essentials of school board governance and a minimum of six hours in fiscal oversight, accountability and fiduciary responsibilities of a school board member.

Williamsville Central School District Annual Vote May 16, 2023
District Vote Results (posted after May 16, 2023)
Voter Information 
Absentee Ballot Request Information

Ballot packets will be fulfilled upon request. A District voter must request in advance an application for an absentee ballot. The voter must complete the application and state the reason they will not be able to appear in person on the day of the District vote for which the absentee ballot is requested. Please send request to Lynn Carey, District Clerk, email *LCarey@williamsvillek12.org or call 716.626.8092 *(if emailing please include "Application" in the subject line).

Application Information for Absentee Ballots 
Application for Absentee Ballot and Application for Military Absentee Ballot - available after April 1st (45 days prior to May 16th) at District Office during normal business hours, electronically by request from Lynn Carey, District Clerk, LCarey@williamsvillek12.org or call 716-626-8092.  

1. Voter will need to complete application (stating reason and signing) and return to District Clerk. 
The District Clerk must receive this application for absentee ballot at least seven (7) days before the election by May 9th if the application is to be mailed to the voter and military application for absentee ballot must be received no later than April 20th. 
2. Budget Vote and Board of Education Member Election - Absentee Ballot will be mailed or available for pick up for those who completed the application at District office sometime after April 20th.

Policy 1110 School District and Board of Education Legal Status and Authority
Policy 1120 Board of Education Members: Qualifications, Numbers, and Terms of Office
Policy 1210 Board of Education Members: Nomination and Election
Policy 1220 Reporting of Expenditures and Contributions

May 16, 2023 Timeline 

March 28-April 1

1. Deadline for publication of the first of four required legal notices prior to the budget vote.

April 17
(30 days prior to vote)

1. Deadline for candidates to file nomination.

April 17
(30 days before vote)

2. First Expense Statement must be submitted to the District Clerk on or before the thirtieth day preceding the election to which it relates, for all expenditures and contributions totaling more than $500 (Education Law Section 1529).

April 24

The District must transmit "property tax report card" to SED by the end of the next business day following its approval by the school board, but no later than the 24th day before the budget vote.

April 25-May 2

The District must complete budget 7 days before public hearing.

May 2-May 9

The Board must hold a public hearing on the budget (7-14 days before vote).

May 2-May 16

Copies of the budget must be available to the residents upon request (during the 14 days before the vote and on day of vote). The budget will be posted to the district website.

May 10

Deadline for mailing "budget notice" (6 days before vote).

May 11

Second Expense Statement must be submitted to the District Clerk. (Five days preceding election)

May 16 

Budget Vote and Board Member Election
North High School Gymnasium 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM
1595 Hopkins Road, Williamsville, NY 14221

June 5

Final Expense Statement must be submitted to the District Clerk. (Twenty days after the election)