The Region 12 Board of Education has adopted a proposed budget for 2015-16 of $21.5 million.

That figure would mark a 0.26 percent decrease from the current fiscal year.

The board added full-time hours for two elementary school nurses at the cost of $41,300 to Superintendent of Schools Pat Cosentino's proposed budget.

The budget referendum will be May 5 in each of the region's three towns -- Bridgewater, Roxbury and Washington.

-- Susan Tuz