Appleton residents support revised budget
Appleton — Residents of Appleton gathered at a special town meeting July 22 at the Appleton Village School and voted in favor of a revised 2014-2015 school budget.
In June, Appleton residents approved a $1.929 million spending package at a budget validation meeting, but the budget failed by 15 votes when it went to the polls.
The revised $1.876 million budget ($51,580 increase over 2013-2014) cut more than $53,000 from the previous proposal and reduced the local impact on taxpayers from 4.8 to 2.1 percent. The local share of the proposed budget is $1.181 million.
In the revised budget, the school committee recommended reducing the music, Spanish and guidance positions to three days per week and reducing the day custodian to part-time. Other recommended reductions would affect co-curricular/athletics, field trips, course reimbursement and the purchase of text books
The next step is a budget validation referendum vote that will be held Tuesday, July 29 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Appleton Town Office.
Dwight Collins is a reporter/photographer for The Camden Herald.
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