News icon

News

Share: 

06/13/2017

School budget for 2017-18 passes validation

 

June 13, 2017

School Budget Validation Referendum

Do you favor approving the Town of Cape Elizabeth school budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest school budget meeting of the Town Council?

YES ......................... 631
NO .......................... 487

(Blank ballots - 7)

The following is a non-binding expression of opinion for the consideration of the School Board and Town Council.

I find the school budget adopted at the May 15, 2017 Town Council’s school budget meeting to be:

TOO HIGH .................... 542
ACCEPTABLE ................ 400
TOO LOW ..................... 157

(Blank ballots - 26)

Cape Elizabeth voters approved the $24.9 million school budget adopted by the Town Council on May 15, 2017 in the school budget validation referendum June 13.

The vote was 631 yes, 487no. Answering a related, non-binding question, most (542) said they believed the school budget was too high, while 400 said they believed it was acceptable and 157 said it was too low.

All results are unofficial as of 8:45 p.m. June 13.

Cape voters June 13 also said they approved of a $50 million state bond for economic development; and, 896 voted for South Portland resident Matthew D. Beck, the sole candidate for Cape Elizabeth/South Portland's representative on the Portland Water District's Board of Trustees.

Voter turnout was approximately 13 percent, with 1,125 ballots cast.


Here are the unofficial results of the June 13 municipal and primary election and school budget validation:

 

State Special Referendum [download]

(Cape Elizabeth results only)

"Do you favor a $50,000,000 bond issue to provide $45,000,000 in funds for investment in research, development and commercialization in the State to be used for infrastructure, equipment and technology upgrades that enable organizations to gain and hold market share, to increase revenues and to expand employment or preserve jobs for Maine people, to be awarded through a competitive process to Maine-based public and private entities, leveraging other funds in a one-to-one ratio and $5,000,000 in funds to create jobs and economic growth by lending to or investing in small businesses with the potential for significant growth and strong job creation?"

YES .............. 784
NO ............... 331

(Blank ballots - 10)

Municipal Ballot [download]

Portland Water District Board of Trustees for Cape Elizabeth and South Portland

(Cape Elizabeth results only)

For a term until November 2019
Vote for 1

MATTHEW D. BECK ............. 896
South Portland

(Blank ballots - 211; Write-ins - 18)

 

School Budget Validation Referendum

Do you favor approving the Town of Cape Elizabeth school budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest school budget meeting of the Town Council?

YES ......................... 631
NO .......................... 487

(Blank ballots - 7)

The following is a non-binding expression of opinion for the consideration of the School Board and Town Council.

I find the school budget adopted at the May 15, 2017 Town Council’s school budget meeting to be:

TOO HIGH .................... 542
ACCEPTABLE ................ 400
TOO LOW ..................... 157

(Blank ballots - 26)


or
locate a news article by date

links

Related Links


contact icon

Contact


  • Debra Lane, Assistant Town Manager and Town Clerk
  • Phone:
    207-799-7665
  • FAX:
    207-799-7141
  • Mailing Address:
    PO Box 6260
    Cape Elizabeth, ME
    04107
  • Business Hours: Mondays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Location:
    Town Hall, 320 Ocean House Road - Directions