Voters approve budget – Next step for schools

Voters approved a town/school budget at a second town-wide referendum Tuesday June 5. About 22 percent of the town’s registered voters turned out and the budget was approved by a 600+ vote margin.

First- thanks to all who voted in either or both referendums! Regardless of whether people vote “yes” or “no” – taking the time and making the effort to vote is an admirable action.

Now that a budget has been approved, the next step for the Board of Education is to finalize the school budget. A special meeting to take this action has been set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at Stonington High School. The Board must reduce its originally proposed budget by more than $300,000. A list of possible cuts needed to meet that threshold was detailed in a previous post on this blog.