The pared-down Regional School Unit 9 budget will go to a full budget meeting Tuesday and, if it passes, will go to a referendum in the district’s 10 towns next week.

A $32,043,907 budget was finalized at a meeting last week, down from the $32.25 million package rejected by voters June 9. It’s about $1 million more than last year’s budget.

The budget hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington.

With the state budget passing, Superintendent Tom Ward said at the July 7 meeting at which the $32 million budget was finalized, the district’s towns will get $301,000 back in the form of property tax relief. Add that to $206,000 in budget reductions the board found, and the district is facing a 3.2 percent increase instead of a 3.9 percent increase from the first proposed budget.

The effect of increases per community is Chesterville, $72,437; Farmington, $316,305; Industry, $61,775; New Sharon, $73,896; New Vineyard, $63,004; Starks, 29,163; Temple, $30,903; Vienna, $60,833; Wilton, $189,350; and Weld, $43,217.

If the budget is approved, the referendum will be held July 28 in the 10 towns.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.