Holden-area residents to consider $9.5 million school district budget

Posted June 06, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.

HOLDEN, Maine — Residents of the RSU 63 member towns of Holden, Eddington and Clifton will be asked on June 10 to consider a $9.5 million gross budget for education in the fiscal year ahead during validation referendums set for each of the three communities.

District residents approved the budget during the annual district business meeting on May 22. Tuesday’s validation referendum is the final step in the budget adoption process. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at each town’s municipal building.

District Business Manager Kelly Theriault said earlier that Holden’s share of the 2014-15 school budget proposal calls for $2,687.836 in local tax dollars — up $23,646 from this year. Eddington’s portion amounts to $1,604,169, or $12,393 more than this year, while Clifton’s $715,416 share reflects a $5,057 drop from the current budget.

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