School budget set

MOUNT DESERT — A Mount Desert Elementary School budget of $3.96 million for next year was adopted by the school committee last week.

Voters at the May 3 town meeting will be asked to approve the budget, which is 4.3 percent higher than the budget for the current fiscal year.

The budget would increase taxes by $6.50 per $100,000 of property valuation.

Salaries and benefits account for 69.7 percent of the school budget.

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