2018-19 Budget/Trustee Vote
A big thank you to the community for its support! Voters approved the $62,481,712 budget. Yes, 520; No, 165
Voters approved spending $650,000 on six school buses and a pickup for buildings and grounds. Yes, 494; No, 184
Three Board of Education candidates were elected to a three-year term starting July 1.
Glenn Bobeck (i), 490
Joy LaMarca (i), 492
Robin McCreary, 479
2018-19 Budget and ElectionTuesday, May 15, 20188 a.m. - 9 p.m.Grand Island High School gymnasium
For your convenience, reserved parking during the Tuesday, May 15 Budget Vote & Election will be available in two different places: the High School back parking lot closest to door #21 (right across from the main gym entrance) and in the front lot of the High School.Absentee Ballots are available upon request, please call Jude Kuehne, District Clerk at 773-8801.Board of Education ElectionVoters will elect three members to the Board of Education for a three-year term, commencing July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021.Candidates are:Robin McCreary
Native to Grand Island, I graduated from Grand Island Senior High School (1995), Niagara County Community College (1998) and Buffalo State College (2002). In 2002, I quickly obtained employment with Buffalo Board of Education as an art teacher and loved it. Currently I am teaching at Hamlin Park BPS#74. Teaching has taught me how dedicated teachers need to be for education to have its greatest impact. Having a student in the Grand Island School District has given me opportunities to meet some of the most dedicated teachers working in our community.Glenn J. Bobeck
FAMILY: Glenn and his wife Ann, have three children. Ann is a teacher’s aide at Jack and Jill Community Preschool and has been active in the PTA for many years. Aaron, 19 is a sophomore at Buffalo State and has had his own photography business for several years; he is also a talented pianist; Eva, 17 is a senior at the High School and will be attending Fredonia next year studying video and sound production; she has also recorded original music compositions and has appeared in multiple musical productions at the High School and St. Stephen’s Parish Players; Sophia, 13 is an eighth grader at Connor Middle and an avid reader, who loves singing and appearing in musical productions.
OCCUPATION: Glenn is a corporate partner at the law firm of Phillips Lytle LLP. His law practice consists primarily of counseling business entities with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities law, corporate finance and other business relationship issues.
EDUCATION: Glenn graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law in 1992 (J.D.) and the University of Rochester in 1989 (B.A. in statistics and political science).
EXPERIENCE: He is an incumbent Board Member and has served since 2006. He is active at St. Stephen’s RC Church (usher, mission group, etc.) and is a past member of the Artpark & Co. board of directors. He has also served on a number of community boards in the past and has regularly coached girls softball with the Grand Island Little League.
INTERESTS: His family and kids, his church, and his friends and neighbors. He also enjoys reading, playing golf, all types of music and sports - especially the Beatles, Bills and Sabres and the Philadelphia Phillies.
PERSONAL STATEMENT: “After personal reflection and encouragement from many individuals, I have decided to run for Grand Island School Board for another term. In Grand Island we have a commitment to community and our schools that is second to none. I have been privileged to serve that community over the last 12 years. As I look back at numerous meetings, issues and conversations over the years, I believe I have always balanced the interests of all stakeholders - but have never wavered in my commitment to our future - the children of Grand Island! Our community is blessed that it has teachers, administrators, bus drivers, parents, taxpayers, parents, and support staff, who all recognize the importance of education and the educational experience. Grand Island also has music programs, athletic opportunities and technology programs that we all ought to be proud of. I would be humbled if you would support me in my re-election so I can continue to be a small part of our schools. God bless and God Bless our kids!”
Joy (Carrier) LaMarca
I am a currently a Grand Island Board of Education trustee and am seeking re-election.
I am also a parent, attorney and homeowner in the Town of Grand Island and am asking for your vote for one of the open positions on the Grand Island School Board.
While serving on the school board, over the past three (3) years together as a board, we hired our new superintendent, hired new district attorneys and scaled down attorney’s fees, settled union and employment contracts, re-instituted the dissemination of flyers for student, community activities and groups as well as all three years of the budget passing among many other progressive actions that benefitted our schools and children.
As a parent, I have an interest in our school system and know the decisions made in the next few years will affect my daughter’s education. I want to participate in those decisions to work with the other board members, administration, teachers, parents and our community to make our school system the best it can be.
As an attorney, I have been admitted to practice law for over fifteen (15) years and can bring my professional expertise to good use on the school board with compromise, compassion, professionalism, legal experience, and analytical skills to work with others to achieve results.
As a homeowner, I have firm roots in our town and care about my neighbors, community and school system as my husband and I experience our daughter growing up on Grand Island.
I am endorsed by the Grand Island Teachers Association and I ask for your vote on election day.Budget Development Calendar7:30 p.m. in the High School Professional Development RoomFebruary 12, 2018 Budget Input SessionMarch 12, 2018 Budget Input SessionApril 9, 2018 Budget Input SessionApril 17, 2018 (Tuesday) Budget AdoptionVoter Information and QualificationsVoters must be:1. A citizen of the United States2. At least 18 years of age3. A resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to voteContact InformationIf you require more information, phone: 773-8801 between 8:30 am - 4 pm