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Budget passes by wide margin; Dr. McClary re-elected to Board of Education

Williamsville voters overwhelmingly approved the 2020-2021 budget by a 3-to-1 margin, with 8,729 votes in favor and 3,020 against.  The second proposition on this year’s ballot, the 2020 School Security Improvement Project, which provides vital security improvements to all 13 schools across the District, also passed with 7,669 votes approving the project.  3,163 voters voted against the security capital project.

This year, eight candidates were on the ballot for the Board of Education. Dr. Susan McClary, who has served on the Williamsville Board of Education since 2017, will return for another term after receiving 6,687 votes.  Joining the Board of Education are Michael C. Buscaglia (5,630 votes) and Crystal Kaczmarek-Bogner (5,617 votes).

Their three-year terms begin on July 1, 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic, this year’s District vote was done through absentee ballots only. More than 53,000 absentee ballots were sent to qualified voters throughout the District.

From 2017-2019, with in-person voting at Williamsville North High School, the District averaged 3,000 voters.  An average of 140 absentee ballots were submitted per year over that same time span.

The results of this year’s vote were adopted during the Board of Education meeting on June 18, 2020.

Vote Results – June 16, 2020

2020-2021 Budget - PASSED

Yes – 8,729 (74%)

No – 3,020 (26%)

2020 School Security Improvement Project - PASSED

Yes – 7,669 (71%)

No – 3,163 (29%)

School Board Election

Elected:

Dr. Susan D. McClary (i) – 6,687 (21%)
Michael C. Buscaglia – 5,630 (18%)
Crystal Kaczmarek-Bogner – 5,617 (18%)

Remaining Candidates:

Swaroop Singh, PhD/MBA - 3,644 (12%)
Philip S. Meyer, Esp./MBA (i) – 3,083 (10%)
Ronald S. Shubert, Esq. – 2,490 – (8%)
Matthew Clabeaux, Esq. – 2,056 (7%)
Jason Sinsabaugh – 1,950 (6%)