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Lewiston school committee trims budget after voters rejected first proposal

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2024
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Half a million dollars has been cut from the budget After Lewiston voters earlier this month overwhelmingly rejected the first school budget proposal, the Lewiston School Committee has passed a new, lower proposal.The committee voted unanimously Monday night to cut $500,000 from the budget, bringing the total to just under $111 million.The committee cut: $100,000 in technology$85,000 for a teacher coach position (currently vacant)$150,000 in special education, slowing the rollout of an expanded program$25,000 from Central Office140,000 from the School Department’s fund balanceSuperintendent Jake Langlais had identified just over $1...

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