BINGHAM — School Administrative District 13 voters in Bingham and Moscow rejected the proposed $3.1 million budget for 2012-13 in referendum voting Tuesday.

It was the second time this budget season that voters approved the spending package at the public budget meeting but rejected it in the privacy of the ballot box.

The vote in Moscow was 63-45 against the budget.

In Bingham, the vote was 90-68 against it.

Residents rejected the same spending package by just four votes at referendum June 12.

Superintendent Virginia Rebar was not available for comment Tuesday night after the vote.

The total that each town was asked to raise in local taxes for the 2012-13 budget was $696,627 for Bingham and $933,352 for Moscow.

That total in local taxes for the coming year would have been $324,600 more than is in the current budget.

The increase in the local contribution was the result of a combination of factors, including increases in unemployment, worker’s compensation and retirement costs.

Several education technician positions were cut from the original budget proposal, as was a $2,000 stipend for the athletic director; and hours for food service employees were reduced. Stipends also were cut for coaches in track, middle school and varsity cross country and middle school baseball. A foreign-language teaching position at the high school would have been cut to half time if the budget had been approved, as would a high school special education teaching position.

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