The White Mountains Regional School District held its deliberative session on Feb. 7.

The White Mountains Regional School District held its deliberative session on Feb. 7. No changes were made to the proposed $22.4 million operating budget, a 2.7 percent decrease from the previous year. It represents a tax decrease in Carroll (-23 cents per $1,000 of valuation), Dalton (-20 cents), Jefferson (-67 cents) and Lancaster (-94 cents). Whitefield would see a seven-cent tax hike. Meanwhile, two warrant articles were amended. Articles 5 and 6 would change the Building and Grounds Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund (ETF) to a Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Capital Reserve Fund in order to eliminate the expense of publishing notices of hearing in newspapers. The amount to be transferred was reduced by $135,100 to $1.51 million, to reflect the true amount of funds in the ETF.