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Hartland schedules third school budget vote
06-03-2024 5:30 PM


HARTLAND — Following the defeat of its proposed $11.1 million budget last week, the School Board made some cuts and set a date next week for a third vote.At a May 30 emergency School Board meeting, the board decided to cut $90,539 from the budget by...

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In second try, Rivendell voters approve reduced school budget
06-02-2024 5:01 PM


ORFORD — Voters approved Rivendell Interstate School District’s $15.3 million budget, 189-142, in paper balloting Saturday morning. By floor vote and in quick succession, voters also allocated $100,000 from an unassigned fund balance to offset tax...

Lebanon warns taxpayers to budget for larger bills
05-28-2024 7:30 PM


LEBANON — Spring property tax bills have just gone out, but city officials already are warning property owners to prepare for “an unprecedented increase” when the next bill arrives.The fall bill is when property owners will see the full effects of the...

Hartland school budget revote set for Tuesday
05-22-2024 7:01 PM


HARTLAND — Hartland residents will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote on a proposed $11.1 million school budget for the second time this year.The operating budget passed, 320-311, on April 2. The School Board did not make any changes to the...

School Board schedules Hartland budget revote
04-29-2024 4:24 PM

HARTLAND — The Hartland School Board has scheduled a revote of its proposed school budget after a petition seeking the second vote received more than 200 signatures.Voting by Australian ballot will take place on Tuesday, May 28, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m....

Hartland voters successfully petition for school budget revote
04-24-2024 9:14 PM


HARTLAND — The School Board is preparing to warn a budget vote for the third time this year after a successful petition by residents to hold another round of balloting.On April 2, voters narrowly approved an $11.1 million school budget by a vote of...

Amid workforce shortage, Hanover budget includes higher personnel costs
03-31-2024 7:00 PM


HANOVER — The Selectboard will vote on Monday on a proposed $35.6 million operating budget for the next fiscal year that increases general fund spending by approximately 6%.The board will host a public hearing before the vote to allow residents to...

Delayed votes on reduced Vermont school budgets set for April
03-29-2024 6:00 PM


Seven Upper Valley school districts will hold budget votes between now and April 15 in an extended budget season plagued by soaring education costs and uncertainty about the tax impacts of school spending.Since rescinding their previously approved...

Weathersfield School District annual meeting preview
03-29-2024 4:32 PM

Article of note: An article proposes applying $100,000 of last year’s surplus to the capital reserve fund. Contested races: There are no contested races.Budget and spending articles: The proposed operating budget is $8.4 million, up from $7.5 million...

Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting preview
03-29-2024 4:17 PM

Articles of note: Voters in the four towns served by the Rivendell Interstate School District will decide whether to permanently move their annual meeting day from the evening of the third Thursday in March to the third Saturday in March. The article...

Mount Ascutney School District annual meeting preview
03-29-2024 4:13 PM

Contested races: Elections for school officers for the two-town district were held in early March.Budget and spending articles: The proposed operating budget is $14.8 million, which is up from last year’s $13.7 million budget. The board originally...

Hartland School District annual meeting preview
03-29-2024 4:09 PM

Article of note: An article proposes to withdraw $10,000 from the capital reserve fund to address safety issues on the elementary school playground and to purchase small play items as needed. Contested races: Elections for school officers were held in...

Hartford School District annual meeting preview
03-29-2024 4:08 PM

Article of note: Hartford voters will consider whether to approve a $21 million bond for improvements to buildings throughout the district. Contested races: School Board elections were held on Town Meeting Day.Budget and spending articles: The...

Budget cut discussion on Hartford School Board agenda
03-26-2024 7:31 PM


HARTFORD — The School Board Wednesday night will address a revised budget that slashes teaching and staff positions and delivers a gut punch to the athletic department, eliminating four sports programs.The new budget also postpones the search for a...

Hartford cuts teachers as part of $2.1 million budget reduction
03-14-2024 8:33 PM


HARTFORD — The School Board approved a revised budget Wednesday that would cut 22 teaching and support staff positions to the disappointment of the teachers union.Superintendent Tom DeBalsi noted that 16 of the positions are currently vacant due to...

Weathersfield School Board delays annual meeting to allow time for budget cuts
02-27-2024 7:00 PM

WEATHERSFIELD — The School Board voted Monday to postpone all school district voting, previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 5.An alternate date has not yet been set.The School Board decided to delay voting so it could revisit the school budget and...

Some Upper Valley school districts postpone budget votes amid changes in Vermont’s funding formula
02-23-2024 5:35 PM


HARTFORD — On Feb. 12, the Mount Ascutney School Board became the first district in the Upper Valley to formally remove a 2023-24 budget proposal from an approved Town Meeting warning.Strafford school officials followed three days later. After them...

Norwich Selectboard seeks input into how to use $1.1 million surplus
01-16-2024 3:03 AM


NORWICH — Having ratified a budget proposal for fiscal year 2025 last month, the Norwich Selectboard now needs to determine how to appropriate a $1.1 million surplus, with many funding needs to consider. The Selectboard will hold two meetings this...

Lebanon City Council approves $115.6 million budget
12-14-2023 9:44 PM


LEBANON — The city budget for next year includes funding for a new downtown fire station, a seasonal emergency shelter and additional staffing to better assist residents in need of support services. On Wednesday, the City Council voted unanimously to...

Lebanon Human Services Department seeks more funds to address growing needs
12-13-2023 4:40 AM


LEBANON — The Department of Human Services is seeking a 45% increase in its annual operating budget next year and added staffing to help serve an exponential increase in residents seeking assistance with housing, fuel and other needs.On Wednesday, the...

Norwich police say lack of new contract hampers hiring
12-02-2023 2:42 AM


NORWICH — Police recruitment and staffing remain a challenge due to budget constraints and the lack of a new collective bargaining agreement, according to town Police Department staff.The town is entering its fifth month without a contract with the...

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