Deer Isle-Stonington school budget vote set for June 15



DEER ISLE — The proposed 2020-21 school budget vote will go on despite the pandemic.

The CSD13 Board voted earlier this month to schedule the district budget meeting on Monday, June 15, at the Deer Isle-Stonington High School despite the Governor’s order to not gather in groups over 50.

School Board Chairwoman Jane Osborne said other rooms at the high school will be equipped with audio/video feeds to maintain social distancing. No more than 50 people will be gathered in any one space.

“Those logistics are being worked out by Superintendent [Christian] Elkington with school staff,” Osborne said.

The budget vote has drawn a crowd of more than 50 residents in past years.

A budget validation vote will follow at each town office, Deer Isle and Stonington, on Tuesday, June 23, with polls open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The election for one three-year term on the School Board will occur July 14 during the primary elections. Both Bill Shepard and incumbent board member Skip Greenlaw are seeking election.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
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