Vote yes on budget today

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Auburn voters should vote “yes” today on the School Department’s proposed $34.7 million budget.

Though the process for reaching this compromise was frustrating and difficult, the budget represents the best possible compromise in extremely difficult times.

The budget actually requires slightly less property tax revenue for schools from local taxpayers. It does so, however, by transferring nearly $1 million from the district’s carryover balance, which is essentially the district’s working cash account.

That makes us uncomfortable, but this budget still represents a good outcome in very difficult circumstances.

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rrhoades@sunjournal.com

The opinions expressed in this column reflect the views of the ownership and editorial board.

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