RSU 19 Residents to Vote for the Second Time Tuesday on School Budget

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

Tuesday residents in the Newport area will vote on a more than 22.6 million dollar school budget.This is the second attempt at passing a school budget for RSU 19. It failed to pass by around sixty votes in June.The superintendent says this budget is $50,000 less than the first attempt.He says the district has worked hard to bring a responsible and efficient budget to the tax payers who agreed on a loan for the system, preventing a temporary school shutdown, back in March. “We appreciate the support from the public for getting that to happen and now were trying to move forward with a responsible spending plan, so that the impact is not felt in any significant fashion to the tax payers. So, things are quite stable and I think that’s rather miraculous given the circumstance we had last summer, so were hoping we get some good support tomorrow and people remember to go out and vote,” said Gregory Potter, Superintendent of Schools in RSU 19. Voting is from 8am to 8pm on Tuesday in Corinna, Dixmont, Etna, Hartland, Newport, Palmyra, Plymouth, and St. Albans at voters’ normal polling places.


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