April 26 Agenda

Special Meeting

RSU #74 Board of Directors

April 26, 2018

6:00 p.m.

at

Carrabec High School

RSU #74 District Budget Meeting

AGENDA

Article 1A:   To elect a Moderator to preside at the meeting

a.)     The Superintendent will administer the Oath of Office to Moderator.

 

b.)     The Moderator will administer the Oath of Office to the Ballot Clerks.

Article 1 To see what sum the regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for Regular Instruction.

School Board Recommends $3,684,184

 

 

Article 2 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for Special Education.

School Board Recommends $1,625,032

 

 

Article 3 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for Career and Technical Education.

School Board Recommends $2,000

 

 

 Article 4 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for Other Instruction.

School Board Recommends $217,793

 

 

Article 5 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for Student and Staff Support.

School Board Recommends $797,575

 

 

 

Article 6 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for System Administration.

School Board Recommends $358,195

 

 

 Article 7 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for School Administration.

School Board Recommends $604,578

 

 

 Article 8 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for Transportation and Buses.

School Board Recommends $728,475

 

 

 Article 9 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for Facilities Maintenance.

School Board Recommends $1,586,399

 

 

 Article 10 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for Debt Service and Other Commitments.

School Board Recommends $462,709

 

 

 Article 11 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will be authorized to expend for all other Expenses.

School Board Recommends $0

 

 

Article 12 To see what sum the Regional School will appropriate for the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and to see what sum the Regional School Unit will raise and assess as each municipality’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statues, Title 20-A, section 15688.

Recommends Amounts set forth below:

 

 

Total Appropriated (by municipality):                Total raised (and Regional School

                                                                                    Unit assessments by municipality):

 

Town of:                                                                       Town of:

Anson:                          $4,372,368.41                         Anson:                        $1,094,811.50

Embden:                       $1,425,881.65                         Embden:                     $1,400,697.92

New Portland:              $709,168.65                            New Portland:            $628,038.00

Solon:                           $1,875,189.45                         Solon:                        $786,962.25

 

Total Appropriated    $8,382,608.16                         Total Raised:           $3,910,509.67

(Sum of above)           ____________                        (Sum of above)       ____________

 

Explanation:  The Regional School Unit’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act is the amount of money determined by state law to receive the full amount of state dollars.

 

 

 Article 13 (written ballot required) To see what sum the Regional School Unit will raise and appropriate in additional local funds (Recommended $1,529,331.84), which exceeds the State’s Essential Programs and Services allocation model by (Recommend $1,529,331.84) as required to fund the budget recommended by the School Board.

                       

                                                           

The School Board recommends $1,529,331.84, which exceeds the State’s Essential Programs and Services allocation model by $1,529,331.84: The School Board gives the following reasons for exceeding the State’s Essential Programs and Services funding model:   This amount is needed to cover costs of the Regional School Unit schools that the state’s funding model does not recognize including the following: 1) costs of maintaining student-teacher ratios, 2) costs of special education programming, 3) costs of extra-curricular and co-curricular programs, and 4) transportation costs.

 

 

 Article 14 To see what sum the Regional School Unit will authorize the School Board to expend for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019 from the Regional School Unit’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act, non-state-funded school construction projects, additional local funds for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statues, Title 20-A, section 15690, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for the support of schools.

School Board Recommends $10,066,940

 

 

Article 15 To see if the Regional School Unit will raise and appropriate $25,575 to transfer to the School Nutrition Program with authorization to expend any additional, incidental, or miscellaneous receipts in the interest and for the wellbeing of the School Nutrition Program.

 

 

 

 

Article 16 In addition to amounts approved in the preceding articles, shall the School Board be authorized to expend such other sums as may be received from federal or state grants or programs or other sources during the fiscal year for school purposes, provided that such grants, programs or other sources do not require the expenditure of other funds not previously appropriated?

 

 

 

 Adjournment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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