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Margin Narrows But Monroe Budget Fails to Pass Second Vote

Third vote to be held in two weeks.

Monroe’s second 2014-15 budget referendum failed to garner enough support to pass, failing Tuesday by a margin of 28 votes.

The final tally Tuesday night was 1,608-1,636. (The first referendum failed by almost 230 votes and suffered from very low turnout, with 321 fewer ballots recorded.)

Per town charter, First Selectman Steve Vavrek has called a joint meeting of the Town Council, Board of Finance and Board of Education to review the budget once again and make revisions for a third vote.

The three boards will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in council chambers at Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend and give input.

The third referendum vote will be held on Tuesday, May 6, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Jebidiah Stone April 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Exactly, but just because they wasted money in previous years doesn't mean they still do. Instead of giving credit, you want more and don't care if they need to fix the mess of the former superintendent left us with
John Holmes April 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Crown Royal - School Performance Index
John Holmes April 28, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Jebidiah - what money do you feel was wasted under the previous Superintendent?
Jebidiah Stone April 28, 2014 at 12:14 PM
Much higher budgets that fixed nothing. They kicked the can down the road. As this Superintendent has stated numerous times, the decline in our school enrollment has been there since mid 2000's. Why was there no planning then. Sure there were mandates but nowhere near no. Where was planing for technology? The town side pays half as the BoE wasn't funding it. No roofs, parking lots and walks left to crumble. Where did all that money go? To programs this Superintendent controlled or eliminated.

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