AUBURN, Maine — A public referendum on Auburn’s school budget has ended in a tie.
Acting City Clerk Sue Clements-Dallaire says unofficial results for Tuesday’s vote on the $35.9 million budget for the 2012-13 year ended in a 349-349 dead heat.
She told the Sun Journal that if the results hold up, a recount will be held, and if there is still a tie, voters will head back to the polls.
The budget included a $66 hike per year in property taxes for a home worth $150,000.
Superintendent Katy Grondin called it a “fiscally responsible budget.”
Grondin has said that Auburn spends $8,050 per pupil, below the state average of $9,623.