South Portland voters approve school budget

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters approved a $47.7 million school budget Tuesday.

The budget passed 861-446, according to unofficial results posted by City Clerk Emily Carrington.

Residents also voted 862-433 to continue the school budget validation referendum process for another three years.

The budget approved June 14 represents an increase of about 3.4 percent over this year’s $46.1 million budget.

Taxpayers will be expected to cover $40.1 million of the school budget, which represents an increase of about $893,000, or 2.3 percent more, and adds 33 cents to the mil rate.

Approximately 7 percent, or 1,318 of the city’s 19,170 registered voters cast ballots in the June 14 election.

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