BAR HARBOR — Registered voters in each of the eight Mount Desert Island Regional School System towns are eligible to vote on the budget for the MDI Regional School System central office and shared professional services at a meeting next Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in the MDI High School library.
The $2.1 million budget, which is 11 percent higher than the budget for the current year, was adopted by the school system board last month.
The largest new item in next year’s budget is $90,000 in salary and benefits for a social worker to help meet the needs of students throughout the district with social, emotional and behavioral problems.
A previous version of this article referred to four towns in the Mount Desert Island Regional School System. There are eight towns. The Islander apologizes for the error.