School budget wins

On Tuesday, voters approved the school district’s revised budget.

Of the 7,005 votes cast, 4,358 or almost 60 percent of voters supported the budget with $101,801,185 in expenses this time.

Voters approved a budget from which exactly $4 million had been trimmed. The school system has been touting the reduction as a $5 million reduction because $1 million from the fund balance will be applied to this budget.
This is an almost exact reversal of the original budget vote when 60 percent of 8,481 voters rejected the proposed budget expenditures of $105,801,185 on Town Meeting Day.