For the first time in three years, all Caledonia Cooperative School District towns — Barnet, Walden and Waterford — individually approved of the district’s proposed FY23 budget, as well as together. In years past, the budget failed in Walden but passed the combined vote. This year, Walden voters approved the budget 76 yes to 45 no. In Waterford, 124 supported the budget and 51 voted against it. In Barnet, 68 voted for the budget and 41 voted against it. The FY23 budget includes $11,690,102 in total education spending — a slight increase from FY22, mainly due to increases in both the tuition cost per high schooler as well as the total number of those in high school from the three towns.