Waldoboro-area school budget wins strong backing

Posted June 13, 2012, at 2:19 p.m.
Last modified June 13, 2012, at 4:42 p.m.

UNION, Maine — The proposed $22 million budget for School Administrative District 40 was approved Tuesday by voters in the five-town district.

With all towns reporting, the SAD 40 budget was approved 1,374 to 839.

The $22,056,614 budget for 2012-2013 is up 2.3 percent, or $567,000, from the 2011-2012 budget.

The budget will eliminate seven ed techs and a half-time language arts teacher from Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.

The budget was backed in each of the five communities: Waldoboro, 617-427; Union, 342-164; Warren, 165-120; Washington, 129-68; and Friendship, 121-60.

Under the SAD 40 budget, Waldoboro will pay the school district an additional $199,134 in 2012-2013, bringing its payments to the SAD to $4.5 million. Warren’s costs will increase $159,198, reaching $3.3 million. Friendship will pay an additional $64,332, reaching more than $1.6 million. Union will pay $56,343 more, reaching more than $1.9 million. Washington will see the least increase, paying an added $51,767, reaching nearly $1.3 million.

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