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School districts’ voting results: RSU 9 not passing, MSAD 58, RSU 78 approved

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Here are the preliminary local school districts’ results of the school budget validation votes as we received them:

Question 1 asks yes/no whether to finalize the school budget approved at the district-wide meeting.

Question 2 asks whether to continue holding validation referendums.

In Mt. Blue Regional School District, which includes the towns of Chesterville, Farmington, Industry, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Starks, Temple, Vienna, Weld, Wilton, nearly 270 voters set the 2016-17 budget at $32,973,180 on June 1. That budget represents a $929,273 increase in expenditures above the current fiscal year, or approximately 2.9 percent.

With nine of 10 town reporting, the budget at this hour is not passing by 98 votes with New Vineyard yet to report in. The tally at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday stands at 1,586 against to 1,488 for.

Here are each town’s totals:

Starks
Question 1: 69 yes, 9 no
Question 2: 58 yes, 18 no

Farmington
Question 1: 666 yes, 571 no
Question 2: 798 yes, 352 no

Weld
Question 1: 42 yes, 39 no
Question 2: 56 yes, 23 no

Industry
Question 1: 74 yes, 69 no
Question 2: 113 yes, 29 no

Chesterville
Question 1: 59 yes, 197 no
Question 2: 187 yes, 61 no

Temple
Question 1: 61 yes, 69 no
Question 2: 90 yes, 38 no

Vienna
Question 1: 48 yes, 50 no
Question 2: 63 yes, 34 no

New Sharon
Question 1: 107 yes, 215 no
Question 2: 248 yes, 69 no

Wilton
Question 1: 362 yes, 367 no
Question 2: 469 yes, 238 no

RSU 9 totals with nine of 10 towns reporting:
Question 1: 1,488 yes, 1,586
Question 2: 2,082 yes, 862 no

In Regional School Unit 78‘s voters, for the Rangeley Lakes Regional School, set the 2016-17 budget totaling $3.89 million at a public meeting on June 7. That represents a 4.7 percent in expenditures as compared to the current budget.

Dallas Plantation
Question 1: 31 yes, 25 no
Question 2: 33 yes, 24 no

Sandy River Plantation
Question 1: 14 yes, 3 no
Question 2: 12 yes, 6 no

Rangeley Plantation
Question 1: 22 yes, 28 no
Question 2: 39 yes, 11 no

RSU 78 total with three plantations reporting:
Question 1: 67 yes, 56 no

The town of Rangeley passed both Question 1 and Question 2 but a final vote tally was not available at this hour.

In Regional School Unit 58 (Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, Strong), about 50 residents unanimously approved the school board’s recommended budget of $9,173,927 on June 1. That budget represents a 2.3 percent decrease in expenditures as compared to the current fiscal year.

Phillips
Question 1: 38 yes, 15 no
Question 2: 40 yes, 13 no

Strong
Question 1: 72 yes, 20 no
Question 2: 57 yes, 30 no

Avon
Question 1: 28 yes, 4 no
Question 2: 24, yes, 8 no

Kingfield
Question 1: 65 yes, 3 no
Question 2: 56 yes, 12 no

With all four towns reporting, 203 voted yes to 42 no on Question 1 which represents an 82.9 percent to 17.1 percent margin. On Question 2, 177 yes to 63 no for a 73.8 percent to 26.3 percent margin.

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