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District budget hearing set for today

— If the community approves the use of the district’s capital reserve fund for the local portion of the project cost ($105,000), there will be no cost to taxpayers. The district anticipates paying for the remaining cost of the project ($395,000) with state aid.

The district will hold a budget hearing at 7 p.m. tonight, May 14, in the cafeteria of Durgee Junior High School. District residents are asked to vote on the proposed 2013-14 budget from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Baker High School auditorium.

Voters will also be asked to vote on the school board elections; incumbent Joan Reeves (served since 1981), three-year incumbent Steven Schweitzer, Victor Jenkins and Bob Morse are running for three open board seats.

Eligible voters must be 18 or older, a United States citizen, and a resident of the district for 30 days prior to the May 21 vote. Absentee ballots can be obtained by calling the district office at 638-6055 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information about the budget and candidates, visit bville.org/tfiles/folder1858/BUDGET%2013-14%20WITH%20COLOR.PDF.

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