At the polls June 11, voters in Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport will have a say on the 2019-20 school budgets for kindergarten through eighth-grade and Camden Hills Regional High School.

K-8 SAD 28 schools, Camden and Rockport

The proposed Maine School Administrative District 28 budget will increase by 8.03 percent to $16,930,674.98 for 2019-2020. A debt increase of 25.12 percent is responsible for a large portion of that total. Disregarding debt, the increase in the budget is 3.46 percent, according to information published by the district.

After accounting for a 16.04-percent rise in revenues, the overall impact on taxpayers will be 7.26 percent. Rockport's share totals $7,285,981, up 11.14 percent, from the prior year. Part of the increase is because there are more Rockport students enrolled this year. Camden's share of the costs totals $8,040,020, a 3.97-percent increase from the previous year.

K-8 School Union 69 schools, Appleton, Hope, Lincolnville

Appleton Village School

Expenses of $2,749,389 are up 7.8 percent, or $199,430. Offsetting the expenses is the state education subsidy for Appleton Village School, which is expected to increase 28.6 percent to $1,015,495, a $226,102 rise. After revenues are subtracted from expenses, $1,633,894 remains to be raised from property taxes, down $8,031, or 0.5 percent, from 2018-19.

Hope Elementary School

Expenses in the school budget totaling $3,109,455 are up $534,948, or 21 percent, from 2018-19. Expected state education subsidies total $1,156,259, up $489,141, or 73 percent from the prior year. School Union 69 Superintendent Dianne Helpring said much of the increased revenue will be used for one-time school building maintenance and repairs that are part of a long-term planning process. After state revenues are subtracted from expenses, $1,944,278 remains to be funded by local property taxes, a 4.4-percent increase over last year.

Lincolnville Central School

Expenses total $3,748,120, up $205,680, or 5.8 percent. The state education subsidy for Lincolnville Central School is increasing 55 percent to $542,454, up $215,995 from 2018-19. Helprin has said much of the revenue increase will be used for planned one-time repair and maintenance to the school building. After revenues are subtracted from expenses, the total to be raised from property taxes is $3,203,265, which will not increase or decrease taxes.

Five town CSD budget

Expenses for the Five Town Community School District for 2019-20 total $12,907,565.93, an increase of 2.89 percent. Combined with a 2.51-percent decrease in revenues, this will result in a 4.02-percent increase for taxpayers.

The increases are largely because of rising teacher salaries and anticipated increases in health care costs across the board, according to documents put forth by the district. The largest department increases in the budget are for regular instruction, system administration and special education. The projected enrollment for 2019-20 is 707 students.

The average increase in taxes has historically been 2.75 percent per year between 2011 and 2020, according to Superintendent Maria Libby.

The tax burden on each of the five towns is based partly on the number of high school students from the respective towns, and partly on town valuations. Appleton's share of the proposed 2019-20 CSD budget totals $527,766, down 2.74 percent from the prior year; Camden's share totals $4,091,539, up 5.81 percent; Hope's share totals $850,470, up 5.77 percent; Lincolnville's share totals $1,663,166 up 5.46 percent, and Rockport's share is $3,659,828 up 2 percent.

Courier Publications reporter Gabriel Blodgett contributed to this story.