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2023 - 24 Referendum Results
Thank you to the community for support all three bond questions. Not only did the district budget pass with strong support, but voters approved a $1 million renovation to the GHS science wing and the purchase of 2.3 acres of abutting land to the campus. The land purchase carries with it significant implications, as it's the first time in decades that the SAD has been able to acquire property. As Mark Twain once said, "Buy land, they don't make it anymore." This purchase is a bold and far-sighted move that will last for perpetuity. Thank you for your support!
Referendum Questions Yes No Percentage Passed
FY 24 Budget 1887 951 66%
GHS Science Wing Renovation 2103 754 74%
Wyatt Land Purchase
(2.3 acres abutting campus)
1575 1397 53%

Important Dates

Monday, March 20, 2023 Superintendent presents Recommended Budget to Board
Monday, April 3, 2023 Board Budget Workshop
Monday, April 24, 2023 Public Hearing on Proposed Budget
Monday, May 1, 2023 School Board Adopts FY 24 Budget
Thursday, May 18, 2023
District Budget Meeting - registration at 6:30 pm; meeting begins at 7:00 pm
(you must be present to vote)
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Public Validation Referendum
(at town polling locations)


2023-2024 Budget Presentations


Annual Financial Reports

The Board recognizes that financial resources and the proper management of same are fundamental to the support of school programs and operations. With this in mind, the Board will develop and present an annual operating budget as directed by applicable laws. The annual budget will be for a 12-month period covering the fiscal year July 1 through June 30. The Board shall designate the Superintendent as its budget officer, but he/she may delegate portions of such responsibility as appropriate. The three general areas of responsibility of the budget officer are budget preparation, budget presentation and budget administration. Adoption of the annual budget is to be accomplished prior to June 30 for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
The budget shall include, in addition to operating expenses and expected income for the ensuing year, the sums required for meeting bonds falling due, interest on the bonds and on other obligations, rentals and other fixed charges. These proposals shall be thoroughly explained and the voters shall be given an opportunity to be heard. Only those amounts pertaining to operating expenses, reserve or contingency funds, or capital outlay expenditures shall be subject to change by the voters.