Members of Regional School Unit 21 Board of Directors have adjusted the proposed $35.7 million school budget that voters rejected last week to reduce the impact on local taxpayers.

Residents of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk and Arundel will have opportunity to voice their opinions about the new $35.6 million proposed budget during a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kennebunk High School.

The newly proposed budget reflects a 1.6 percent increase over the current year. The adjusted budget cuts $100,000 from employee benefits throughout the district, figuring for a 6.5 percent increase rather than a the previously estimated 10 percent increase.

It also reduces the amount raised through local taxes by $668,347 through using additional undesignated funds. This means property taxes would have increased by $59.87 per $100,000 of assessed valuation for Arundel residents and $16.45 in Kennebunk, while taxes in Kennebunkport would decrease by $8.41.

The previous version of the budget would have increased property taxes by $88 per $100,000 of assessed valuation in in Arundel, $29 in Kennebunk and $15 in Kennebunkport.

A referendum vote on the budget will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at each town’s polling location.

Additional budget information had been posted at