High school budget vote

BAR HARBOR — Registered voters in the four Mount Desert Island towns will have an opportunity to vote on next year’s $10.2 million MDI High School budget at a meeting April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

The proposed budget, approved by the high school board last month, is 4.9 percent higher than the current year’s budget.

But due in part to projected revenue increases, including $180,092 more in tuition payments from off-island towns that send students to MDI High, the overall assessment for the four MDI towns will go up only 2.25 percent.

The tax increase will be $6.67 per $100,000 of property valuation in Mount Desert, $3.71 in Bar Harbor and $2.07 in Tremont. In Southwest Harbor, next year’s high school budget will reduce tax bills by $4 per $100,000 of property value.

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