Strafford voters approve school budget

Published: 04-16-2024 6:04 PM

STRAFFORD — Voters approved all warned articles and elected two School Board members in uncontested races in ballot voting on Tuesday.

In a vote of 182-113, voters approved a $4.1 million school budget, which is expected to result in education spending of $13,883.11 per equalized pupil.

That budget is up from the current year’s budget of $3.7 million, but down from the $4.2 million the board had initially approved in January before rescinding it and delaying the vote to make spending cuts.

Voters supported a $180,000 transfer from a budget surplus of $420,000 to a tuition reserve fund, as well as a transfer of $200,000 from the same surplus to a capital improvement fund. 

Sarah Root earned a three-year term on the School Board, while Nelle Donaldson earned a two-year term on the board.

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