Voters to consider Champlain Valley School District budget

Voters in the five towns that comprise the newly formed Champlain Valley School District will vote by Australian ballot March 7 on a $75.1 million proposed budget and will also consider two additional articles.

If the proposed budget is approved by voters, the school district estimates the education spending per equalized pupil will be $15,409.

Voters will also consider assigning $1,088,788 of the school district’s current fund balance as revenue for the 2017-18 operating budget, assigning the remaining $1,763,711 balance as revenue for future budgets.

Voters will also cast ballots whether to authorize the school board to borrow not more than $288,000 to purchase three school buses.

When the proposed budget was adopted by the Board last month, school district officials projected that Charlotte’s tax rate would decrease by 11.3 percent; Shelburne’s would be lowered by 2.9 percent and Hinesburg’s would fall by 5.4 percent.

Polls open March 7 at 7am and close at 7pm. Shelburne voters will cast ballots at the local Town offices. Hinesburg residents vote at Hinesburg Town Hall, while Charlotte voters cast their ballots at Charlotte Central School.

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