Drawing of raised hands and ballot box

The 2021-2022 School Year Operating Budget was approved by the voters of Yarmouth on June 8 by a vote of 1246-489. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff expressed gratitude for the show of support from the community while indicating continued resolve to work on behalf of all constituents in the coming year. "We are certainly thankful for the trust that was displayed by the vote," Dolloff said. "At the same time, we know that maintaining that trust takes daily effort and focus, and our staff is committed to working as efficiently and effectively as we can to do what's best for our students and the community."

If the Governor's proposed budget is approved by the legislature this month, the school and municipal budgets combined will result in an increase of 1.36% on Yarmouth's taxpayers, with the State providing nearly $6.9m to the town for education aid. To read more about the school budget, please access our finance webpage.

In other school election news, Newell Augur and Kate Shub were re-elected to the School Committee, and Jeremy Fischer was elected to his first term. All three will serve through 2024.