Superintendent presents $37.65 million budget

SAD 17 Superintended Rick Colpitts told school board directors on Monday night that many of the increases in his proposed $37.64 million district budget were state mandated and beyond local control.

SAD 17 Superintended Rick Colpitts told school board directors on Monday night that many of the increases in his proposed $37.64 million district budget were state mandated and beyond local control.

HARRISON — The SAD 17 Board of Directors got a first glimpse of Superintendent Rick Colpitt’s proposed $37.65 million budget for 2015, which includes measures to reduce class size at district elementary schools.

The budget for fiscal years 2014-15 is 4.75 percent greater than 2013-14 and represents an overall 4.5 percent increase in what town’s will pay to educate the districts 3,400 students.

On Monday, Colpitts told about 30 people – directors, teachers, and students – that programming from last year will either remain the same or be added onto…

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