Croydon voters have finally approved the withdrawal from SAU 43. In a move that has been in the works for many months now, voters on Saturday during the floor portion of Croydon’s Town Meeting passed the withdrawal plan with unanimous votes.
Last week, Newport, who shares SAU 43 with Croydon, also voted to withdraw, which will subsequently dissolve the school administrative unit.
The Valley News reports that around 50 residents attended Saturday’s meeting, all of which voted in favor of the secession. According to plans and estimates that were made prior to the vote, Croydon could potentially save between $80,000-$90,000 a year on its own. Meanwhile, the voters also passed the town and school budgets, which were modified only slightly from their original proposed form.
The school budget received a slim cut of $3,300 from the proposed budget of roughly $1.3 million, before passing.