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Region 15 Approves Second Budget Proposal with 2.79 Percent Increase

Board of Ed cuts almost $550,000 from first 2014-15 proposal.

The Region 15 Board of Education has set a new budget proposal for the second 2014-15 budget referendum, scheduled for Wednesday, June 4. The proposal is a 2.79 percent increase over the current year, down from the 3.6 percent spending increase that failed by 408 votes on May 7.

The new proposal totals $63,681,307, including $1,729,043 in new spending over 2013-14. (The first vote featured an increase of $2,276,182.)

The Board of Education unanimously approved the second budget Tuesday night, noting that it “maintains all programs and services for students” and “includes new Social Studies texts for Grades 6 and 7, Mathematics resources for Grades K-5, computer projectors for PHS and library books.”

Polls will be open in Middlebury and Southbury next Wednesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sean May 28, 2014 at 06:09 PM
The Board did not cut anything. The decreased the proposed increase. I hope the region votes down this one. School systems do not live within their means and they are destroying property values in the process.

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