Residents in School Administrative District 58’s four towns will vote on a proposed $9.19 million budget for the 2016-2017 school year in a ballot referendum on Tuesday.

The proposed $9,190,427 budget was unanimously accepted by the 53 residents who attended a district-wide budget meeting on May 31, passing the 16-article warrant without discussion.

The proposed budget is down 2.3 percent from the current budget, and Superintendent Susan Pratt said it represents a “base line budget.”

With the board of directors going through the budget line by line making cuts and an increase in state funding of $159,152, the local contributions from each of the district’s towns show an across the board decrease in the $9.19 million budget.

If the budget is approved Tuesday, Avon’s assessment will decrease 1 percent to a total contribution of $421,410; Kingfield’s assessment will decrease 2.35 percent to a total contribution of $1,404,401; Strong’s assessment will decrease 1.37 percent to a total contribution of $873,121; and Phillips’ assessment will decrease 0.2 percent to a total contribution of $844,233.

Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Avon residents can vote at the Avon Municipal Building, Kingfield residents can vote at Webster Hall, Phillips residents can vote at the Phillips Town Office and Strong residents can vote at the Forster Memorial Building.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

[email protected]

Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate

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