Meet the Liverpool Board of Education candidates

The district at a glance:

The 2010-11 district budget was passed 7-1 April 5 during a special meeting. Board member Michael Murphy was the sole opposition. The board approved a 2.18 percent increase and a total budget of $131,277,809.

A total of 44.4 regular teaching positions were eliminated, including 6.6 special education positions, 1 school nurse, 44.37 teaching assistants, 5.29 clerical, 4 director/supervisor positions, 8.5 operation and maintenance positions, 5.33 teaching aides, 3 transportation positions and 6.62 job coaching positions.

The district's technology plan was also revised during the long budget process. About $700,000 was reduced from the technology plan with the board's intention to purchase in the first year rather than lease at a total of $1.24 million over four years.

The district will host a public hearing on the budget at 6:30 p.m. Thursday May 6 at the District Office. The public will vote on the budget and candidates on Election Day set for May 18. There are five seats open and five eligible candidates who are running.

Stacey A. Balduf (O'Neill) -- LHS alumna

My name is Stacey Balduf and I am asking the residents of the Liverpool School District to allow me the privilege of serving as their representative on the School Board. Some may know me as Stacey O'Neill, who graduated from Liverpool High School 30 years ago.

I am married to William Balduf and we have five children, two grown and three in grades 10, 5 and K at Liverpool High School and Wetzel Road Elementary. My husband and I are practicing attorneys and I have my matrimonial law office in Liverpool. We are members of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church and community in the village of Liverpool.

In addition to running a business, my experience includes being a member of various committees/boards in Central New York.

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