Ellie Fellers – Special to the Sun Journal | Thursday May 25, 2017 at 11:15 pm
GRAY – Voters in School Administrative District 15 on Thursday passed a $25.5 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The budget is an increase of 3.94 percent, or $967,450.
The estimated tax increase for a home valued at $100,000 in Gray is $78 and in New Gloucester it’s $55.
Moderator Donald Libby of New Gloucester moved voters through 18 warrant articles, which drew questions from the public about the reduction of $254,000 in local share from the Maine Department of Education over the current year.
The district will receive $9.65 million, a reduction from the current $9.9 million. Continue reading
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In a follow-up message to the community, New Gloucester selectman Laura Jane Sturgis has shared her plan to withdraw as a write-in candidate for school board in favor of Gary Harriman, a New Gloucester resident currently serving on the MSAD 15 board. Harriman will run in June as a write-in candidate. Sturgis’s full May 7 message follows. Continue reading
In a May 4 letter to the community, Laura Jane Sturgis has announced that she will run for MSAD 51 School Board as a write-in candidate. Sturgis will complete a term on the New Gloucester board of selectmen in June. Her letter announcing her run for school board follows:
“At our annual Town Meeting I was shocked to learn that no one had taken out nomination papers for School Board. It is not good for New Gloucester to have an understaffed representation from our town. There are a great many issues facing public education today that will impact many families in our two towns. Continue reading