The Budget Committee of the Maine School Administrative District 40 School Board voted to approve a $20,867,957 budget for the 2010-2011 year at its meeting and informational session March 30 at Medomak Valley High School.

The budget will now go to the school board. All 16 members of the school board are on the Budget Committee. The school board will meet Wednesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at Medomak Middle School. On the agenda is a vote on whether to approve the budget that committee members unanimously approved March 30.

Prior to the vote on the overall budget, committee members voted to remove $3,069 in funding for an additional scoreboard at the middle school.

During the informational session, district residents raised concerns about the cost of health insurance, discussed the importance of the TLC Program at Prescott Memorial School for special needs students, encouraged the school board to record and broadcast meetings, and asked about a contract settlement because teachers have been working without a contract.