Thursday June 01, 2017
A special election is being held Tuesday, June 6 for the revised South Burlington School District proposed budget for 2017-2018. Polling places are Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School at 500 Dorset Street, Orchard School at 2 Baldwin Avenue, and Chamberlin School at 262 White Street. Voters are to go to their usual polling place in their respective district. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Early voting is also available at City Hall in the city clerk’s office during regular business hours through Monday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m. To make special arrangements or if you have questions, call the city clerk’s office at 846-4105 .
A public information meeting on the revised budget will be held Monday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School cafeteria.
The complete revised budget is available at www.sbschools.net. For more information, contact the superintendent’s office at 652-7258 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The school board also has launched a Facebook page SBSDFY2018Budget where budget information is posted daily.
The first proposed budget failed in the March 7 election, a second budget failed in an April 6 vote. City Clerk Donna Kinville notes that there is some confusion about the vote, and confirms the budget will be voted on until until there is an approved budget from the voters. The budget does not “default” to some variation of last year’s budget. The city charter allows the school to borrow money up to 100% of last year’s budget to operate until a budget is approved. Once the budget is approved the school must operate on that new budget and pay the loan back.