April 20, 2018

School budget revote May 7

The May 7 vote will be held as a drive-thru vote with three stops.

The May 7 vote will be held as a drive-thru vote with three stops.

A revote on the Williston School District budget is set for May 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside of the Armory.

The vote will be held as a drive-thru vote. Voters will enter at the Armory drive and exit by the police station. There will be three stops: first, to be checked off the checklist; second, to be handed a ballot, which voters fill out in their cars; finally, to drop the ballot in the box. There will also be a kiosk for anyone who wants to conduct a walk-in vote. In case of bad weather, the option of voting in the Armory will be kept open.

Residents can also vote anytime between now and May 7 at the Williston Town Hall.

The new proposed budget is a 3.8 percent increase from the 2012-2013 budget. The proposal is approximately $215,000 less than March’s failed budget, which represented a 5.1 percent increase over the 2012-2013 budget. The Williston School Board in April decided to remove an initiative that would have provided iPads for fifth and sixth graders from the second version of the budget.

On Town Meeting Day, residents voted against the proposed Williston School District budget of $17.5 million, defeating it 602-629.

For more information on the school budget, contact members of the Williston School Board, whose contact information is on page 5.

To see map of the drive-thru process, visit willistonobserver.com

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