Referendum July 29

Appleton residents support revised budget

By Dwight Collins | Jul 23, 2014
Photo by: Dwight Collins Residents of Appleton approve a revised school budget at a special town meeting July 22. Now the budget heads to the polls June 29.

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.

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