May 15, 2012

Scarborough school budget of $32.1 million wins voter approval

It passes by a margin of 54 percent to 46 percent.

By Tom Bell
Staff Writer

SCARBOROUGH — Voters approved a $32.1 million school budget described by Superintendent George Entwistle as “very credible and very responsive.”

The vote was 683 to 585, a margin of 54 percent to 46 percent.

In a separate nonbinding question, voters were asked what they thought of the budget.

Forty-seven percent, 592 voters, said it was “too high.”

Twenty-nine percent, 369 voters, said it was “acceptable."

Tenty-four percent, 297 voters, said it was “too low."

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