Patch Poll: Region 14 Budget Up For Vote Today — Tuesday, June 26

How will you be voting in the Region 14 budget referendum?


Region 14 voters will weigh in for the third time on the proposed 2012-13 budget referendum. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Bethlehem Town Hall in Bethlehem and the .

The most recent Region 14 budget presentation is attached to this article as a PDF.

Budget Statistics

Proposed amount: $30,437,674

Increase Over 2011-12 Budget: $191,645 or 0.63 percent

Approved 2011-12 Budget: $30,246,029 


Prior Referendums

The , at $30,817,765, reflected a $571,736 increase, or 1.89 percent, over the 2011-12 budget.

The , at $31,205,513, featured a 3.17-percent increase or  $959,484 over the 2011-12 budget of $30,246,029.

Click here to read the topic page on the Region 14 process for 2012-13.


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Reductions Since Second Budget Vote

  • 0.5 full-time equivalent of a science teacher (will be funded by vo-ag grant) $35,399
  • : $153,658
  • Miscellaneous reductions: $60,000
  • 0.5 full-time equivalent of a pre-K teacher: $20,000
  • 0.6 full-time equivalent of new music staff position: $37,687
  • One bus: $42,535
  • 1.0 full-time equivalent of a new staff psychologist: $30,812


What do you like or dislike about the third proposed budget?

How will you be voting?

Will you be voting differently than you have in prior referendums?

Take our poll and tell us more in the comments section.

Diana June 28, 2012 at 03:30 AM
SM - that is exactly what I was saying - the private sector jobs have been experiencing a decrease in pay overall (inflation coupled with little or no increase) vs. public/government sector that has contracted increases.
Sean M June 29, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Diana, I was agreeing with you.
Sean M June 29, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Realistic solution: get government out of education. Revert government to its original limited role.
Diana June 29, 2012 at 02:33 AM
SS -- Oops ... too many posts flying **hides under chair** :-P
Diana June 29, 2012 at 02:34 AM
OK, double oops - SM that is ...


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