Finance committee meeting moved to SDHS, start time changed
Searsport — Due to a scheduling change, the meeting of the Regional School Unit 20 Finance Committee that was scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Central Office in Belfast will now be held at the Searsport District High School Library conference room at 5:50 p.m.
The new meeting location and start time were posted on the RSU 20 website late Tuesday morning, Aug. 13. The message regarding the schedule change also stated the committee will be discussing a proposed 2013-14 school budget.
This marks the third time the RSU 20 Board of Directors has faced the challenge of creating a budget proposal for the coming school year that voters in the eight towns are willing to approve.
The budget package the board proposed in May totaled $33.5 million, but by the end of the four-hour budget validation meeting at Troy Howard Middle School, residents restored about half of the $1.7 million worth of cuts the directors proposed. The restored funds totaled $856,010.
In the latest budget pitch, the board came back to residents during a validation meeting July 22 with a proposed $33.8 million budget that was reduced by residents by $363,563 to a final figure of $33,459,979.
Voters in all eight towns rejected both proposals at the polls.
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Tanya has been a general news reporter in Waldo County since 1997.
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