FALLS VILLAGE — It is back to the drawing board for the Region 1 Board of Education after the $14.5 million budget for 2013-2014 was defeated for a third time Tuesday.
Voters in all six towns defeated it, 623-452. The vote was Canaan, 118-111; Cornwall, 79-67; Falls Village, 80-17; Kent, 86-63; Salisbury, 162-141; Sharon, 98-53. The Region 1 budget is actually made up of three parts: funding for Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Pupil Services costs for special education in all seven schools, and the Regional School Services Center, also called Central Office.
Region 1 Board of Education Chairman Jonathan Moore said Tuesday after the vote the board will need to meet to decide the next step. Because the new fiscal year begins July 1, the current budget will remain in place.
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Third time not the charm All 6 Region 1 towns vote against budget BY LYNN MELLIS WORTHINGTON Republican-American