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Voters Pass Oxbow School Budget

Bradford, Vt. — The second time’s the charm in the case of Oxbow Union High School’s annual budget, as Bradford and Newbury voters approved the revised figure last night after it was defeated earlier this year.

Resident’s voted in favor, 294-158, of the newly drafted $7.2 million 2013-2014 school-year budget.

“(I’m) grateful that the public supported the revised budget,” said School Board Chairwoman Vicky Carson.

The Board shaved more than $94,000 off of the originally proposed $7.3 million figure to arrive at an amount that proved to be easier to swallow. The approved budget sits 0.75 percent over current-years spending.

Voter turnout improved yesterday, with 118 more ballots cast than the March 26 budget vote, which voter’s narrowly shot down, 170-165.