LIVERMORE FALLS – Voters here and Livermore passed a $9.4 million SAD 36 school budget Tuesday by a collective tally of 242-97.

Livermore voters validated the budget 90-33 and Livermore Falls voters approved it 152-64.

Voters in both towns set the budget amounts on May 28.

The budget represents an increase of $276,787 over the current $9.2 million budget. The increase is mostly attributed to a $165,000 state penalty for voters in Livermore and Livermore Falls for rejecting consolidation with the neighboring Jay school system. Jay voters also rejected consolidation.

Taxpayers in the two SAD 36 towns will be responsible for a combined amount of $3.5 million.

Livermore’s share will increase from $1.65 million in the current budget to $1.8 million, a difference of $141,345.

Livermore Falls’ share will go from the current $1.5 million to $1.7 million, an increase of $135,442.


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