Keep Clarence Schools Great

Please Sign the Petition

The board meets Monday to consider restoring positions The state aid numbers are in, and Superintendent Hicks proposes to raise the levy by 3.9% (well below the cap of 4.78%), and restore 11 positions, including teachers. At least one board member has signaled that he will not vote to restore these positions. Please sign this […]

The Tax Cap and Next Year’s Budget: Myths vs. Reality

The Clarence school board has held two budget informational sessions so far, and a third is scheduled for March 30th. (There is also a regularly scheduled school board meeting March 16th, which will be held at the Middle School on Greiner). The district has been open and transparent about the issues and challenges facing the […]


Here it is. The moment of truth. On Tuesday May 20th, between 7am – 9pm, you will have a unique opportunity. First and foremost, it is critically important that you share this information with all of your friends and neighbors. Our biggest enemy isn’t any one entity working to destroy the district; our biggest enemy […]

2014 Clarence School Board Candidate Forum

On May 13th, the Clarence PTOs and SEPSTA hosted a forum for school board candidates currently running, Maryellen Kloss, Tricia Andrews, Matt Stock, and Richard Worling. Please remember on May 20th to Vote YES on the School Budget (Proposition 1) and the Bus Proposition (2).  Keep Clarence Schools Great has endorsed – and urges you […]

2014-2015 Budget Process Underway

Welcome Back. The Clarence School District has begun its 2014-2015 budgeting process in earnest. Two budget study sessions have already taken place – one in late January, and another one just last night. You can get the handouts and agendas through this link. The final budget study session is scheduled to take place on March […]

Clarence United to Vote Yes

Coalition of Clarence School Groups Unites on Budget Issues and Ask the Community to Vote YES on June 18th Citizens For Sustainable Schools, Keep Clarence Schools Great and Clarence Taxpayers Unite to “Bridge” District Past Budget Vote, Hold All Parties Accountable With just six days remaining before Clarence District Residents go to the polls to […]

Clarence’s Teachers are Indispensable, not Disposable

If we’re truly to come together as a community, the time to stop insulting Clarence’s teachers and students has come and gone. If we’re to have a civil, civic discussion about long-term solutions, taxpayer-parents will be at that table. The Students’ Voices Yesterday, the Buffalo News published a letter to the editor by a Clarence resident who […]

About Us : An Open Letter to the People of Clarence

About Us : An Open Letter to the People of Clarence

Dear Clarence Residents, Dedicated and concerned taxpayer-parents of current, future, and former Clarence school students will continue to work hard not just to maintain, but to improve, the quality of Clarence schools. You can find us at, and we’re putting our names behind our effort. We aren’t funded, advised, or otherwise working with any union, […]

Undoing the Collateral Damage to Clarence

Undoing the Collateral Damage to Clarence

Keep Clarence Schools Great is a new coalition of concerned taxpayers and parents who are energized to sift through the dizzying array of “facts” related to our schools and cull the truth from the fiction. Our goal is to not dazzle people with bull and wishful thinking, but to relate the information in a way […]

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