SHEFFIELD - Following Town Meeting Day’s school budget defeat, Wheelock and Sheffield voters have approved the Millers Run School budget after a second look.
While Sheffield voters approved the budget with a 51-8 vote, Wheelock voters rejected it with a 59-41 vote. With ballots from both town combined, the budget was passed with a 92-67 vote.
In reponse to Wheelocks rejection of the proposed budget, Carol Rossi, a unified disctrict clerk said, "I think that it has to do with a lack of understanding about how education is funded these days."
During Town Meeting Day, the two towns defeated the $3,917,344 school budget with a 102-100 vote.
After taking another look at the budget, the Millers Run School Board, reduced the previously asked amount by $26,089. The budget approved Tuesday was $3,891,225.
"It's a very good day for the students that this passed," said Rossi. "It impacts our kids, so I'm very happy this passed and shows support."