Voters rejected a $3.9 million budget for Vinalhaven's School Administrative District 8 June 13.

Of 287 total votes, 160 voted against the budget, 126 voted for it and one ballot was left blank.

Subtracting revenues, the remaining $3,083,975 proposed was up 6 percent from last year. The proposal had been approved at an earlier district budget meeting June 1.

In his annual budget summary, Superintendent Bruce Mailloux had attributed much of the rise to a loss of state funds, almost $100,000 of it because the percentage of students with free or reduced-price lunch was too low. Mailloux said the district had appealed that decision and hoped for a reversal.