Leicester to vote new school budgetMarch 29,2013Leicester to vote
new school budget
LEICESTER — Residents will return to the polls April 9 to vote on a revised budget for the Leicester School District.
The School Board is proposing a budget of $1,117,640 for fiscal year 2013-14, an increase of $56,982 or 5.3 percent over the current budget of $1,060,658.
On Town Meeting Day, residents defeated a proposed budget of $1,127,521 by a vote of 73-65. That proposal would have raised the budget by 66,863, or 6.3 percent.
The School Board has trimmed $9,881 from the first proposal.
“There’s some reduction in administrative salaries and overall anticipated costs for a nurse, which is a vacant position, and we anticipate hiring someone at a lower salary,” said John Castle, superintendent of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union.
The revised proposal would raise the residential tax rate from $1.32 to $1.39, or about a penny less than the prior proposed budget.
Castle said a flier will be mailed to voters, outlining the budget changes.
An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 8 in the Leicester Meeting House.
Residents will vote from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 9 at the Town Offices.
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