In Claremont, SAU 6 Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin officially presented the district’s $31.2-million dollar budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year Tuesday night during a public hearing.
The budget comes in at nearly $1 million dollars less than what board members had originally proposed, after the restructuring of special education and other programs, as well as changes to staffing.
The proposal is approximately $20,000 higher than the district’s current budget, and would lead to a minimal increase in the city’s tax rates if approved by voters in March.
Voters will also face several warrant articles attached to the budget, including the allotment of $20,000 to conduct expanded criminal background checks for potential employees, and the use of $121,000 to purchase security cameras and other enhancements for all of the district’s schools.
The district will present its final budget recommendation to voters at its annual meeting scheduled for March 9.