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Meet the North Syracuse Board of Education candidates

The district at a glance:

The 2010-11 school budget was approved unanimously 8 - 0 during the April 14 Board of Education meeting. The North Syracuse Central School District adopted a 2.67 percent tax increase with a total budget adopted of $135,467,060. There will be a $56 increase on resident property taxes for homes assessed at $100,000.

Freshman sports took a hit during the budget process, leaving only boys football and girls volleyball on the slate for the 2010-11 athletic season.

The strings program and the Festival of Arts, both districtwide programs, were replenished during a special budget meeting held April 12.

The annual budget public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Administrative Office Building.

The annual district election will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Cicero Elementary for residents north of Route 481, and at the Administrative office Building for those who live south of Route 481. There are three Board of Education seats to become vacant by June 30, 2010. Learn more about the candidates on this page.

Sandra M. DiBianco - BOE member for 21 years

Sandra DiBianco, a resident of the town of Clay, has made her home in the North Syracuse Central School District since 1974. Her children, Jennifer and Richard are graduates of the district.

DiBianco has chaired the Board of Education's Legislative Action Committee for the past five years and sits on its Executive Committee and Policy Committee. She has represented the Board on numerous committees, some are: the District Action Committee which developed the District's Comprehensive Educational Plan and the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Committee.

In addition, DiBianco has served on the North Syracuse Dollars For Scholars Advisory Board, the Community Connections Advisory Board, the Cicero North Syracuse Optimist Club, the Board of Directors of the Onondaga County Cultural Resources Counsel, and the Board of Directors of Chadwick Residence which provides shelter and needed services to homeless women and their children.

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