Cape Elizabeth school budget approved by voters

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CAPE ELIZABETH — The $24.3 million school budget was approved by voters Tuesday night.

The budget passed 778-430. According to the town website, the voter turnout was 13 percent of the town’s 7,800 registered voters.

The fiscal year 2017 budget has an increase of almost $742,000, or 3.2 percent over the current year. 

Residents also approved continuing the budget validation process with a vote of 971-218. In an advisory question, 548 voters said the proposed budget was acceptable, 500 said it was too high, and 129 said it was too low.