RSU 73 voters pass $20.2 million school budget

first_imgJAY – Voters passed four articles relating to the Regional School Unit 73 budget on Tuesday, setting a $20.2 million budget in place for the current fiscal year.In Jay, 234 ballots were cast, 59 via absentee voting.Question one approved raising $10.2 million through local taxes to help fund the $20.2 million budget. The $20,160,842 proposed budget for K-12 students would represent an increase of roughly $593,000 over the current fiscal year, or 3.03 percent.Question one was passed 160 to 74 in Jay and by 278 to 119 across all three towns: Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls.Question two asked voters to give control to RSU 73 directors to transfer amounts exceeding 5 percent into other cost centers if the overall budget did not increase. That question passed 163 to 71 in Jay. Question three addressed the food service program which asked voters to appropriate $844,645 and raise $68,988 per town. The question passed 182 to 52. Lastly, question four requested an appropriation of $387,939 and to raise $65,000 per town for Spruce Mountain Adult Education. That proposal passed 160 to 74 in Jay. All three questions also passed in Livermore and Livermore Falls.The vote had been previously set for July 14, coinciding with the statewide referendum, but was moved to Aug. 18 after an error was discovered in financial information accompanying the warrant.last_img

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