Bedford residents reject several spending requests, including proposed school budget
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Voters approved raises for teachers, but failed to support the school district’s proposed operating budget on Tuesday.
In a narrow vote, the $75 million operating budget was rejected with 1,747 in support and 1,800 in opposition. As a result, the default budget of $73.7 million must now be utilized by the district.
Voters also failed to approve a proposed $3 million bond for energy-related improvements throughout the district with 1,712 voters in support and 1,846 opposed.