Allenstown voters to discuss nearly $10m school budgetBy BENJAMIN C. KLEIN
Union Leader Correspondent
January 29. 2014 10:53PM
ALLENSTOWN — The Allenstown School District will have its deliberative session Feb. 1, immediately after the town’s deliberative session, which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall.
During the school session, residents will be presented with two separate warrant articles, one for the roughly $10 million budget and the other to upgrade a technology trust fund.
The warrant article with the $9,756,468 budget is recommended by both the School Board and the Budget Committee, and if passed, would have an estimated tax impact of $1.06 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation.
“The tax impact is just an estimate, as it is based on current assessment values. It could go up and it could go down at the end of the year,” SAU 53 business administrator Peter Aubrey said.
If the budget doesn’t pass when residents vote, there will be no difference because the default budget is also $9,756,468.
Residents also will be presented with a warrant article that asks if they want to change the purpose of an existing Technology Replacement Trust Fund to include new technology and to include labor costs that come with installing it. This warrant article will require two-thirds of the vote to pass.