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School Budget Referendum
Set for Tuesday, May 10

The City Council voted to approve the $103.6 million FY17 school budget at its meeting on Monday, May 2. Now the budget goes to Portland voters for approval in a citywide referendum on Tuesday, May 10. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Absentee ballots also are available in the City Clerk’s office. To learn more about the budget and the voting process, click here.

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Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools serving approximately 7,000 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and more than 4,400 adult learners.  

The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities. 

Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.

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