RSU 68 school board approves $10.8M budget for 2017-18

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The RSU 68 school board gave its approval to a proposed $10,817,189 budget for the 2017-18 academic year, during a May 2 meeting at the SeDoMoCha School.

The directors also scheduled the annual district budget meeting for Tuesday, May 30 at the SeDoMoCha School. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with an information session before at 6 p.m.

The May 30 session will feature the budget broken down into various expenditures, such as regular and special education student and staff support, transportation and more. The total figure approved across all the combined articles that evening will be moved to a district-wide referendum on Tuesday, June 13. At the polls residents of Charleston, Dover-Foxcroft, Monson and Sebec will be voting either “yes” or “no” on the spending plan total to make a district-wide decision.

The school board approved the various budget items without any discussion. The $10,817,189 total being proposed for 2017-18 represents an increase of just over $302,000 from the current year’s figure of $10,515,086.

The RSU 68 directors’ regular monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday evening. With the referendum taking place on the second Tuesday of the month, the school board will instead be meeting next on Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the SeDoMoCha School.

The school board is also planning to not hold a meeting in July.

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