Coventry residents vote to pass new town budget

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COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) – Coventry residents voted in favor of a new budget Thursday after it was approved by the town council in May.

An all-day referendum was held Thursday at several locations across the town.

The proposed budget includes cuts to the town side of the budget totaling $150,000, as well as a $350,000 cut from the school budget.

The town had said hundreds of teachers would remain laid off if cuts are not made.

“I want to thank the community for supporting the municipal and school budget this evening,” Superintendent Craig Levis said in statement. “Next week we can get back to doing what we do best [which is] keeping the the focus on our students,” 

Levis said the school department will be recalling a majority of the teachers that were laid off at the School Committee meeting on June 20.

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