WALES — Voters Tuesday passed the Regional School Unit 4 budget of $18.72 million by a 362-207 vote.

“Obviously, I’m happy with those results,” Superintendent Jim Hodgkin said.

The 2017-18 budget is down $69,000 from last year’s budget of $18.79 million.

“We were able to retire some debt,” Hodgkin said. “The Carrie Ricker School is paid for. Taxes in all three towns went down.”

Overall, educational programs were maintained, he said.

“We didn’t lose anything,” he said. “It was pretty much a status quo budget.”

Like other superintendents, he said if the district receives more state money for education, it will be used to lower property taxes.

The towns voted as follows:

• Wales, 61-14;

• Litchfield, 208-154; and

• Sabattus, 93-39. 


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