RSU 24 budget feels the pinch of state aid reduction

ELLSWORTH —Residents in Regional School Unit 24 (RSU 24), like those in other school districts with fewer students and pricey coastal real estate, are paying more to get less state help for education.

State aid for RSU 24’s municipalities is expected to decrease from $8.9 million this year to $7.7 million in 2013-2014, according to RSU 24 Business Manager David Bridgham.

Voters within RSU 24 — which includes 12 municipalities stretching from Waltham to Steuben — will vote on a proposed $36.5-million budget at Sumner Memorial High School May 29.

The RSU 24 Board approved the budget May 7.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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