Madawasksa school board holds special session

Published: Sep. 7, 2016 at 10:48 PM EDT
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The Madawaska School Board held an emergency session Tuesday night after the budget was voted down at the polls for a second time.

The board met with the town finance committee who offered their recommendations to cut an additional $150,000 from the budget. The budget was already cut $127,000 before the last referendum vote where it was still turned down despite meeting the requests of the voters. Board members promise to go line by line to cut things, even after cutting things like new textbooks, a music teacher, and soccer goals.

“We are down to bare bones, we really can't cut anymore because we are doing a disservice to the people we have. I can't see anywhere we can cut and not effect curriculum, said School Board Chair Bev Madore.

The school board will meet again on the September 12th and they have a tight deadline to get everything ready as it has to be posted by the 20th, and brought before the town council in time to meet their deadline.