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Voters approve 2021-22 school budget

May 18, 2021

On Tuesday, May 18, residents of Green Island approved the $7.6 million budget for the 2021-22 school year.

With 49 in favor and one opposed, residents approved the $7,627,105 budget that calls for an increase in total spending of $94,162 from the current year and a tax levy increase of 1.25%, which is below the district’s tax levy cap. The budget preserves educational programming and extracurricular opportunities for students while maximizing efficiencies to reduce costs from a variety of departments within the district.

Residents also voted to fill three Board of Education seats. Andrea Ryan and Don McManus were re-elected to the board, receiving 49 and 46 votes, respectively. Kirsten Mason was elected to a one-year term on the board, receiving 30 votes as a write-in candidate.

“I would like to thank the Green Island community for their continued support of our school,” said Superintendent Kim Ross. “We are proud to maintain all educational programming at Heatly while being fiscally responsible. It’s our goal to focus on increased academic opportunities and provide long-term financial stability.”