Hartland school budget narrowly passes

Pat Richardson, a Justice of the Peace in Hartland, Vt., welcomes voters Charles and Marian Marrin to cast their ballots on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in Hartland. Voters in four Upper Valley towns were voting on their school budgets on Tuesday. (Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Pat Richardson, a Justice of the Peace in Hartland, Vt., welcomes voters Charles and Marian Marrin to cast their ballots on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in Hartland. Voters in four Upper Valley towns were voting on their school budgets on Tuesday. (Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Jennifer Hauck

Hartland, Vt., Ballot Clerk Judy Howland and voter Bruce Locke chat at the Hartland polls on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in Hartland. Locke is the town's former assistant town clerk and treasurer. Voters from four Upper Valley towns were voting on their school budgets on Tuesday. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hartland, Vt., Ballot Clerk Judy Howland and voter Bruce Locke chat at the Hartland polls on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in Hartland. Locke is the town's former assistant town clerk and treasurer. Voters from four Upper Valley towns were voting on their school budgets on Tuesday. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Jennifer Hauck

Published: 04-03-2024 12:52 PM

HARTLAND — Voters narrowly approved an $11.1 million school budget at the polls on Tuesday, 320-311.

The board originally warned a budget of $11.5 million in January, which it later rescinded in order to make spending cuts.

They also approved, 443-187, an article proposing to withdraw $10,000 from the capital reserve fund to address safety issues on the elementary school playground. 

There are 2,960 voters on Hartland’s checklist.

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