By Jann Wiswall

The Ellicottville Central School District’s board of education met briefly on Tuesday, April 22, to approve the proposed 2014-15 ad ministrative budget for Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES (CA-BOCES). This annual vote takes place in all 22 school districts in the region on the same day.

According to CA-BOCES District Superintendent Lynda Quick, the administrative budget of $2,011,000 was passed by 21 of the 22 districts (one district did not vote).  A simple majority was required. The CA-BOCES board will adopt the official voting results at its meeting on May 7. Quick said that the 2014-15 budget is “down 5.2 percent from last year’s $2.2 million budget.”

School districts in the region also were asked to cast a vote for each of three candidates to fill vacancies on the CA-BOCES board of directors. The candidates included Charles Joyce (Area 1), Candace Clemens (Area 4) and Brad Sande (Area 9). All were running unopposed for three-year terms and all were elected.