SCHOOL BUDGET REVOTE
- INFORMATIONAL MEETING: TUESDAY MAY 30, 6 PM AT VERNON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- TOWN VOTE: WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M. AT VERNON TOWN OFFICES
The Vernon School budget failed to pass in voting on Town Meeting day, and was defeated again by a single vote in a re-vote on April 13. The School Board has now re-worked the budget and scheduled a new vote on May 31.
Join the School Board for an informational session on Tuesday, May 30th at 6 pm at the Vernon Elementary School Cafetorium. The School Board will outline the details on the budget reduction (an additional $24,500) that is to be voted on Wednesday, May 31st. Voting takes place at the Town Offices from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
IMPORTANT NOTE #1: State law mandates a ballot question referring to “equalized students”. On this basis, it would appear that the per-equalized-student budget has gone up. This is not the case — please ignore that statement on the ballot. The 2017/18 proposed budget is now almost 7% less than the current budget, or a total reduction of over $300,000.
IMPORTANT NOTE #2: YOUR VOTE COUNTS. The budget would have passed in the last vote if two more people had come out to vote for it. (more…)