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Wainscott Budget Gets a Second Vote

Thu, 06/15/2023 - 13:04
Students at the Wainscott School earlier this spring
Christine Sampson

Voters in the Wainscott School District will have a chance to weigh in, once again, on the district’s proposed 2023-24 operating budget, which failed by three votes last month.

Because the district is again proposing a tax-levy increase over the state’s cap on such increases, Wainscott will need at least 60-percent voter approval for the budget to pass.

The budget proposal has been reduced by about $17,000 from its previous version, down to $6.14 million. With that change, the year-to-year spending increase fell slightly, down to 48.8 percent; the tax-levy increase also went down a small bit, to 95 percent.

David Eagan, the school board president, previously described the new budget plan as “effectively the contingency budget.” Voting hours are Tuesday at the schoolhouse on Wainscott’s Main Street from 2 to 8 p.m. 


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