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St. John Valley voters pass budgets for three school districts

Voters from towns in three of four St. John Valley School districts approved 2018/2019 school year budgets on Tuesday.

More than 83 percent of the nearly 900 voters in Fort Kent, New Canada, St. Francis, St. John and Wallagrass approved an $11.8 million Maine Administrative School District 27 school budget on Tuesday. Voters in all district members towns favored the spending proposal, with the overall tally at 732 for to 145 against. The brunt of votes was cast in Fort Kent where the result was 552-79.

Residents of Frenchville and St. Agatha approved a $3.6 million budget for MSAD 33 by a vote of 135-35.

And in the Van Buren area, 231 residents voted in favor and 91 against a $4.2 million budget for MSAD 24, which represents Van Buren, Hamlin and Cyr Plantation.

Residents of Madawaska, St. David, and Grand Isle will vote on the budget for the only other St. John Valley school system — the Madawaska School Department — from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Madawaska.

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