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Region One budget passes by 364-80 vote

FALLS VILLAGE — The $17 million Region One budget passed at a referendum vote May 2, by 364 yes votes to 80 no votes in the six Region One towns.

In Cornwall, the vote was 70 yes votes to 7 no votes. In Falls Village, the tally was 30-7.

Kent passed the budget 49-20, Salisbury 134 to 7,  and Sharon 43-6.

The only suspense was in North Canaan, where voters passed the budget with 38 yes votes to 33 no votes.

The Region One budget has three sections: Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS), Pupil Services (including special education), and the Regional Schools Services Center (RSSC,  or  “Central Office.”)

The budget breakdown is:

HVRHS - $8,631,818 for Housatonic Valley Regional High School, an increase of $200,562 (2.38%).

Pupil Services — $6,733,362, an increase of $50,291 (.76%).

RSSC — $1,667,147, an increase of $114,875 (7.4%).

The total for the 2023-24 Region One budget is $17,032,327, an increase of $366,358 (2.2%).

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