Once, Twice, Three Times A Budget: Region 14 Budget Passes

The third Region 14 referendum did the trick and the district now has an approved budget.

The Region 14 budget passed, 1,105 to 1,027, districtwide, at the Tuesday, June 26, referendum. The budget failed twice at prior referendums on and .

The approved $30,437,674 budget features a 0.63 percent or $191,645 increase over the 2011-12 budget of $30,246,029.

Bethlehem Votes

  • Yes: 252
  • No: 231

Woodbury Votes

  • Yes: 853
  • No: 796


Voter turnout was 25 percent. Of the 6,558 people on the eligible voter list, 1,649 people voted.


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Elena Bowen June 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Just one example Dan. A stident from Nonnewaug. Always went to public schools. He graduated valedictorian from UCONN's enginerring dept. when all these problems started with reconfig. I looked up on the internet public vs pricate. Could not find anything major. I kept my kids in public because of reasons i stated. Made me a leftist. Lol. I truly believe it's my job as the parent to stay on them and guide them. I'm also that protective mom that is going to fight fir their rights. The seniors that are invved know when rhere's a vote. I saw plenty of them when i was at the voting booth. It's not just the parents. Until we have state wide & nation wide answers i WILL support my schools. I know what the problems are.
Elena Bowen June 30, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Private schools, magnet schools do well because they can pick & choose the children. If the kids are not able to work in their conditions they can eliminate them. Ain't happening in public schools. No one is turned away.
Elena Bowen June 30, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Home schooling = perfect. In my career i have met MANY families that home school. I am actually HIGHLY jealous of those families. SADLY because of my situation and many people it can't be done:(
Don Sherman June 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I'm afraid I missed the transition from a cost to quality discussion. (Unless you interpret my sidebar as the transition.) Your one example does not surprise me. In fact, a large number of Region 14 graduates have earned advanced degrees. Their success is testament to their initiative and drive, primary factors determining an individual's level of achievement. If your research did not reveal differences you consider significant, that is your interpretation of the data. My observation is that there is a huge cultural difference between private and government schools. My conclusion from the data I've seen suggests private-school students will become more confident and self-reliant, factors affecting whether an individual is internally motivated. And no, not just the parents were aware of the vote; fiscal conservatives spread the word through their own network, but should not have had to do so. The Region targeting likely "yes" voters is a problem that should be addressed in Court.
Woodbury broke July 23, 2012 at 12:49 AM
My momma always told me "There is no fool like an old fool." Look at that vote yes sign - does that belong to McTraitor? He cost us the vote, and we get an additional tax bill for it. I propose we named the special extra tax bill the Dunc bill.


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