AUGUSTA — About 35 teachers and other school staff clad in matching blue shirts greeted city councilors on the stairs of Augusta City Center this evening as councilors and Board of Education members got ready to meet to discuss the proposed $52.6 million city and school budget.

The budget, if approved as proposed, would raise taxes about 6.1 percent.

Roughly 50 people are at the meeting, including the teachers who wore shirts which said “Proud to be an Educator” on the back.

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