Voters pass SAD 61 budget, land acquisition

Voters passed the $29,831,066 SAD 61 school budget Tuesday by a 532 to 226 margin.

The budget validation vote in each town was as follows:

Bridgton — 108 yes, 43 no

Casco — 90 yes, 36 no

Naples — 280 yes, 120 no

Sebago — 54 yes, 27 no

Voters also agreed to purchase 3.79 (plus or minus) acres abutting Songo Locks School in Naples for $70,000. Money will be taken from the Capital Reserve Fund. The measure passed by a 481-275 margin. Here’s how each town voted:

Bridgton — 104 yes, 46 no

Casco — 83 yes, 42 no

Naples — 251 yes, 148 no

Sebago — 43 yes, 39 no

“I am extremely grateful for the support the communities have shown in passing the school budget and land acquisition,” said SAD 61 Superintendent of Schools Alan Smith. “This support speaks directly to the value our communities place on our students’ educational future. Again, thank you for your support.”




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