Voters head to polls in school board elections


LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Job cuts and programs are on the line as voters head to the polls in local school board elections Tuesday.

There are closely-watched races in Lackawanna, where the proposed spending plan calls for job cuts primarily in special education. That district faces a $3 million budget gap.

There is a lot on the ballot in Hamburg, where cuts in foreign language, changes in music and larger class sizes in elementary schools are possible if that budget passes.

When the polls close, will have the results for the school budget votes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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