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Sanborn school voters face pair of contract questions

Union Leader Correspondent

February 04. 2013 6:20PM

KINGSTON - Voters in the Sanborn Regional School District will debate a $31.6 million proposed school budget and contracts for teachers and support staff at Wednesday's deliberative session.

The meeting for voters in Kingston and Newton begins at 7 p.m. at Sanborn Regional High School.

Voters will face a light agenda as the budget and contracts are the only proposals on the warrant.

The proposed school budget totals $31,586,769, but if it's defeated, the district will operate with a $31,519,733 default budget.

A new proposed three-year teachers' contract is also up for consideration. The contract comes two years after voters OK'd a new contract with raises in 2011, ending a fight to pass a new contract that lasted three years.

The new proposed contract seeks an additional $519,167 to cover increases in salaries and benefits in the 2013-2014 school year, another $459,466 in 2014-2015, and $529,314 in 2015-2016.

A second contract to cover support staff calls for $99,495 in salary and benefit increases in 2013-2014 and $74,973 in 2014-2015.

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