Medina Journal-Register — LYNDONVILLE — Voters in the Lyndonville Central School District will cast ballots for a handful of propositions and choose four board members among five candidates.
Along with the budget and the board members, the propositions are: Prop. 3: reducing the number of board members from nine to seven starting July 1, 2014; Prop. 4: an minimal increase in the Yates Community Library tax; Prop. 5: the establishment of a transportation vehicle reserve fund; and Prop. 6: the purchase of a bus and a van using currently available district funds.
The board candidates will fill three three-year terms and one two-year term. The candidate with the fourth-highest total of votes will earn the two-year seat.
The candidates are:
Completing three years on the school board has been educational for Stinson.
“I’ve learned a lot,” she said. Being a board member requires both fiscal responsibility to the district and emotional and educational responsibility to the kids in the district, she said.
In a district newsletter, Stinson added, “I have always felt that our greatest wealth has been our children. I strongly believe that as a community, we have a lot to be proud of.”
She said three more years on the board would allow her the chance to continue to “work towards allowing (students) every opportunity while staying fiscally responsible.”
Neace is running for a third term on the board. She said she believes a good board is in place and that it works well together. “I’ve seen a lot of change in my six years on the board,” she said. “With the changes, we’ve worked to be fiscally prudent while at the same time working to keep the extracurriculars here for the kids.”
Neace said she feels the board has done well to be “long range thinkers and planners.”