SALEM TOWNSHIP — Voters in four towns Tuesday approved the proposed Regional School Unit 58 school budget of $9.39 million, $181,000 more than last year’s budget.

The budget addresses student needs, as well as maintenance of facilities.

The approval is? good news for the district’s towns of Kingfield, Strong, Avon and Phillips, according to Superintendent Susan Pratt.

“Our impact to the district towns is only .21 percent, thanks to the additional resources from the state due to our changes in state valuation,” she said.

At the May 30 budget meeting, voters in the four towns agreed to share any costs not covered by the Maine Department of Education. After calculating anticipated revenues and expenses, the directors determined the proposed share for each town:

• Phillips, $?853,898?;

• Strong, $?878,042;

• Kingfield, $1.?39?6 million; and

• Avon, $?421?,?801?.

This division of each town’s share is based on the property valuation the Maine Department of Revenue assigns to each town.


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