The Kingdom East School District Board finalized its proposed budget this week, approving a $41 million budget that will be presented to voters at Town Meeting. The budget reflects a $3 million or 8.12% increase over the current budget. The budget, if approved by voters from the district’s eight constituent towns, would result in an estimated tax rate impact ranging from a 6.22 decrease in Sheffield to a 5.67% increase in Burke. The differences are driven by the different town’s common level of appraisal, which directly impacts the education property tax rate. The district’s finance committee, outlined their recommended budget with assistance and detail from the KESD Superintendent and the Finance Director. The final budget was approved by the board on Wednesday, on the first of what had been two potential budget meetings this week. Their approval negated the need for a second meeting.
- State police are investigating a Jan. 19 accident on Rt. 105 in Newport Town
- State police are investigating a Jan. 19 accident on Rt. 105 in Newport Town that left the pedestrian with life-threatening injuries