copyright the Chronicle March 2, 2016
by Sam Thurston
LOWELL – The first order of business at Town Meeting Tuesday was the schools. After re-electing the school directors whose terms had expired, the budget was looked at. Last year the budget was $1,754,498, and this year it is $1,880310 (which is a spending of $11,676 per equalized pupil).
A motion from the floor was presented to level fund it – to only appropriate the amount given last year. School Director Steven Mason, with the other two directors standing behind him, defended the figure asked for.
In past years, he noted, the increase was smaller… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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