Maine Superintendent Urges Passage of Budget

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mayor Michael Brennan and school Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk urged residents during a news conference Monday to vote in support of the $96.4 million school budget proposed for next year.

Portland's citywide school budget referendum is scheduled for Tuesday.

The proposed budget would increase the school's portion of property taxes by 3 percent, from $9.57 to $9.86 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, while cutting dozens of positions.

The school budget, as proposed, would add about $60 to the annual tax bill for a home with an assessed value of $200,000.

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