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Region 1 budget approved in all 6 towns, 274-63

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FALLS VILLAGE – Region 1 approved its budget of $17,690,331 for fiscal year 2024-2025 May 7 in a referendum, 274-63. The Region 1 school district serves Kent, Canaan, Falls Village, Sharon, Salisbury and Cornwall.

All of the towns approved the budget. Voting by town was:

TownYesNoTotal
Canaan/Falls Village32638
Cornwall391049
Kent591574
North Canaan392059
Salisbury81586
Sharon24731
Totals27463337
The Region 1 budget was approved May 7 in a referendum in all six towns.

The approved budget has an increase in spending of $658,003, or 3.86 percent. The budget is composed of three parts—the regional high school, district-wide Pupil Services, which includes special education, and the Regional School Services Center, which provides administrative services throughout the district. 

Housatonic Valley Regional High School’s budget will increase $357,173, or 4.14 percent, to $8,988,991. Pupil Services will increase $250,066 or 3.7 percent to a net of $6,983,430. The adjusted RSSC budget is $1,717,910, an increase of $50,763 or 3.04 percent.

Kent’s portion of the regional costs is $2.5 million.

Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village. Photo by Lynn Mellis Worthington

The towns are assessed for HVRHS costs based on their student populations as compared to other district communities. Kent, with 37 students at the high school, bears 12.8 percent of the high school costs in the new fiscal year, and will pay $1.4 million.

Lynn Worthington
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