Online poll: Would you approve the RSU 13 budget?
Rockland — Do you support the proposed Regional School Unit 13 budget of $27.1 million?
Despite the school board cutting several positions and approving a spending package that is approximately $123,000 less than this year, taxpayers will see a 4 percent increase because of declining revenues and state subsidy.
A district-wide meeting to vote on the budget will be held Tuesday, May 27, at 6 p.m. at Oceanside High School East before being ratified at the polls June 10.
In total, property owners will be asked to contribute $23.5 million. If approved, Rockland taxpayers will contribute approximately $8 million, which is up 4.79 percent; St. George will contribute $4.4 million, up 6.83 percent; Thomaston will pay 4.93 percent more for a total of about $3.4 million; Cushing's share is up 6.1 percent for a total of $2.7 million; and South Thomaston will contribute $2.59 million, which is up 1.55 percent. Owls Head will see a 3.28 percent decrease, paying $2.48 million.
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