School Vote 2017: Maryvale budget and board candidate

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Maryvale Union Free School District’s proposed budget for the 2017-2018 school year is $43,165,468; that’s an estimated increase of 2.34% over the 2016-2017 school year’s $42,168,145 budget.

The property tax levy will see an increase of 1.97%.  Click here to read the budget

public hearing for the voters of the District on the 2017-18 budget and expenditure of funds will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 commencing at 6:00 P.M. in the Board Room of the Cheektowaga-Maryvale Administrative Offices, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga New York.

The school district said only one candidate declared his intentions to run for a seat on the Maryvale School Board.

Jason Baier:

Jason Baier is running unopposed for a seat on the Maryvale School Board.
Jason Baier is running unopposed for a seat on the Maryvale School Board.

My name is Jason Baier and I am seeking the position of school board member for the Maryvale Union Free School District Board of Education. I have grown up in Cheektowaga. I am a graduate of Cleveland Hill.  My wife and I have been married for 14 years and have chosen to buy our home in the Maryvale district.

My wife, Mary and I have one daughter, Georgia, who attends the intermediate school.  We wanted our daughter to have a well-rounded education and be offered the extracurricular activities that some private schools cannot offer.

Unfortunately due to budget cuts in past years, Maryvale is having a hard time offering them as well. I want to fight to restore funding back to our schools. The state is already taking too much from us in our taxes and now they are withholding critical funding for our schools too. I want this to stop and I want to be part of the solution.

I have owned a landscaping company in the past and in the past year I have finished my Local 22 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Apprenticeship program.  I also have a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Buffalo State College.