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Elementary-middle school budget stands

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by Joseph Gresser

Monday night voters of the Lake Region Union Elementary-Middle School District decided, by a narrow margin, to reaffirm the district’s $17.4-million budget.  The vote, after more than two hours of discussion and balloting, was 187 in favor of keeping the previously accepted budget and 174 against.

By a unanimous voice vote those at the meeting decided not to reconsider a separate item that allocates $500,000 to a capital reserve fund intended to pay for maintenance and repairs for school buildings.

It was clear early on that the turnout for Monday’s special meeting would surpass that of any previous Lake Region Elementary-Middle School Board meeting…

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