All those age 18 and older can have a say in their school district’s budget for the next school year.
All districts will have their proposed budgets up for community vote Tuesday, May 17. All local budgets fall under their respective state tax cap formulas.
In Waterville, residents will vote on a budget of $20,043,141 with a 3.4 percent increase in the tax levy. Daniel Nichols is the only candidate on the ballot for the two open seats. The person with the most write-in ballots will fill the second seat, both of which are for three years.
In Brookfield, the $7.6 million budget with a 1.99 percent increase in the tax levy. Dawn Brean, a member of the Board of Education, is running unopposed for another five-year term.
Clinton has proposed a 2022-23 budget of $29.8 million, up 2.24 percent from this year’s budget. Five people are running for three board seats: Sam Catterson, Marie Constantino, Lisa Magnarelli, Erica Shaw and Mary Kay Vatalero-Tyksinski.
The five candidates were asked a few questions from the Waterville Times. Their responses are on pages 4-5.