Voters in Durham, Freeport and Pownal will go to the polls Tuesday to consider a proposed $27.3 million budget for Regional School Unit 5.

The 2014-15 budget is up $1.5 million or 5.5 percent higher than the current $25.8 million spending plan, according to budget documents.

Citizens at the May 28 annual budget meeting supported the budget approved by the Board of Directors with an amendment to add $33,257 for additional substitute teachers. About $1.2 million of the increase is related to wages and benefits for existing staff or new teachers.

Superintendent Shannon Welch urged citizens of each town to get to their respective polling places on Tuesday: Durham Community School, Freeport High School and Mallet Hall in Pownal.