Town Meeting: Newport approves school budget; elects board members

Published: 03-17-2023 11:45 PM

NEWPORT — Voters elected school officials in uncontested races and approved the Newport School District’s proposed budget in ballot voting on Tuesday.

Timothy Beard was elected to a three-year seat on the School Board and Jenna Darling was elected to a one-year term.

In a vote of 182-131, voters approved a budget of $21.4 million. It includes the $333,000 cost of a one-year contract with Newport support staff.

Elected officials:

Number of voters: 314

Number on checklist: 3,618

School Board (three years): Timothy Beard

School Board (one year): Jenna Darling

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