BANGOR – All school budget items for fiscal year 2019 passed unanimously at Wednesday night’s city council meeting.
Bangor City Councilors Ben Sprague and Dan Tremble made a point to thank the school committee on what they called a job well done with the budget.
Superintendent Betsy Web said Bangor’s school budget will go up by 0.8 percent, to make up for reduced education funds from the state and federal level.
“We’ve been really trying to manage the budget to provide a quality education and we are also looking into some safety upgrades for next year,” said Web. She also mentioned that they tried to keep the budget increase reasonable for taxpayers.
Superintendent Web said those stepped up safety measures include cameras, fencing, and other ways to update older school buildings.
Now that it’s passed through the council, Bangor residents will get a chance to vote on the budget in June.
Superintendent Web said voters with questions about the budget should visit their website or are welcome to call her office.