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Voters to decide $44.4 million proposed budget tomorrow

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Eligible residents will vote on a $44.4 million school budget proposal on Tuesday, May 17, from noon to 9 p.m. in the Liberty High School gymnasium.

The proposed 44,414,849 budget for 2016-17 would increase spending by 3.3 percent ($1,433,044) and yields a -2.61 percent tax levy decrease.

In addition to the budget proposition, voters also will decide upon eight candidates to fill three open seats on the Liberty Board of Education. They are, listed in ballot order:

- Andrew Kavleski
- Rachel A. Reeves-Graves
- Dr. Philip Olsen
- Matthew DeWitt
- Anthony Covington
- Timothy P. Burke Esq.
- Cindy Prince
- John L. Nichols

Residents who are not sure if they are registered to vote can access the online Poll Finder to find out. Today (Monday, May 16) is the last day to fill out an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots can be picked up in the office of the District Clerk Tania DeFrank at 115 Buckley St before 4 p.m.

Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. at the Liberty High School Gymnasium. There will be a brief Liberty Board of Education meeting in the immediately following the tallying of votes.

Please take some time to review the information on the district website regarding the proposed budget or download the budget newsletter here [PDF].

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