School budget, charter commission on New Gloucester ballot

Validation of a $27.8 million budget for School Administrative District 15 and a town charter commission will be decided at the polls Tuesday.

Voting will be held from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Gloucester Fire Station, 611 Lewiston Road.

The 2019-20 school budget is a 3.96% increase over the current year. New Gloucester is responsible for 35 percent of the budget; Gray, 65 percent. The district will face flat funding from the state due to declining enrollments and increases in the budget for salaries and benefits. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ article in the Sun Journal.