CAPE ELIZABETH — Cape Elizabeth voters on June 9 approved a $23.5 million school budget, which has no tax increase over the current year, but said it was too low.
Residents approved the budget 635-236, with 363 voters saying it was too low, 274 saying it was too high, and 231 saying it was acceptable. The flat tax budget was a source of controversy between the School Board and Town Council when the original budget was cut.
Although there will be no tax increase, the school budget approved Tuesday had an increase of $296,000, or 1.3 percent, over the current year.
Cape Elizabeth reported a voter turnout of 11 percent.