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2018-19 Budget Process Underway

posted by Jason Breton   [ updated ]

The timeline for the 2018-19 budget has been posted, and the current budget documents page has been updated for the upcoming cycle.  All links will be made available as documents are ready for publication.

Over EPS explained to the School Board at May 11, 2017 meeting

posted May 15, 2017, 12:58 PM by Deborah Roberts

Superintendent Brandt reviewed information about why MSAD 52 is "Over EPS" during a presentation to the School Board during the regular meeting held on May 11, 2017.  Attached is a link to the handout she distributed and reviewed.

Essential Programs and Services (EPS) is the formula the State of Maine uses to determine the cost of educating students.  It is an adequacy model, meaning the minimum needed to adequately educate students.  Many communities support their schools with additional local funds to meet the needs of their students, as in MSAD 52.  We refer to this as “over EPS”. The statewide average of over EPS for 2016-17 is 17%. MSAD 52 is over EPS by 11% for 2016-17.

2017-18 Budget Booklet Available

posted Apr 24, 2017, 7:50 AM by Deborah Roberts

The 2017-18 MSAD 52 Budget Booklet is now available electronically on our website. Hard copies will be mailed to every home in our three communities by mid week. If you don't get a copy and would like one, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 225-1000.

Proposed Budget approved by the School Board on April 6, 2017

posted Apr 14, 2017, 11:49 AM by Deborah Roberts

The Board of Directors at their meeting held on April 6th, approved a proposed budget of $26,139,477.

The final proposed budget is a 2.2% increase budget to budget that translates into a 4.92% impact on our communities' taxes.

The adopted budget contains numerous non-staffing reductions as well as these staffing eliminations/changes:

* 1 special ed teaching position at LAHS
* 1 math intervention teaching position at TMS
* 1 ELL ed tech III
*  Restructuring our technology department staffing

Budget workshop held on March 30, 2017

posted Apr 3, 2017, 11:35 AM by Deborah Roberts

The Board voted to put the three elementary teaching positions back into the budget.

The Board reviewed the proposed budget line by line and voted to cut $1,000 from the school board supplies line.

Three items were put on the Revisit List to discuss further on April 6th:

o   Ukuleles

o   iXL (educational software)

o   Restructuring technology staff

On April 6th the Board will discuss the items on the Revisit List, consider any updated or new information we may have and then vote to adopt the final proposed budget.  We hope to learn the cost of health insurance before that evening.  We currently have that in the budget at a 5% increase. 


March 2, 2017 Budget Workshop Held

posted Mar 3, 2017, 11:15 AM by Deborah Roberts

Revenue information and potential budget impact to the communities was presented to the School Board during their budget workshop held on March 2, 2017.  Superintendent Brandt shared that the proposed 4.26% expenditure budget increase is made up mostly of contractual obligations, state mandates for ed techs in PreK classrooms with more than 8 students, and obligations to meet special education needs.  The district will begin to work on a strategic plan as well as develop updated goals which will guide our district budget decisions in the future.  Business Manager Roberts then shared the projected assessment to the communities as well as estimated property tax impact to the community property owners.  The documents are available here under "budget documents".

Initial Proposed Budget Presented

posted Feb 28, 2017, 6:39 AM by Deborah Roberts   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 10:22 AM ]

The initial proposed budget for 2017-18 for MSAD 52 was presented to the School Board during their meeting held on February 16, 2017.  The estimated state revenue had not come out as of that meeting, so only the expenditure side of the budget was presented.  Initial ED279's became available on Friday, February 17, 2017.  Estimated revenues and potential impact to the communities will be presented at the Board meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Leeds Central School. The Board also plans to do a line-by-line review of the budget during the meeting.

Track/Soccer Field Referendum

posted May 4, 2016, 7:15 AM by Deborah Roberts

A Public Hearing for the Leavitt Area High School track/soccer field referendum will be held in the auditorium of Leavitt Area High School at 6:00pm.  Regular School Board meeting to follow.

The referendum vote to approve the project will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at local polling places in Greene, Leeds, and Turner.

This referendum is separate from the budget validation referendum as required by state statute. 

2016-17 Budget approved at District Budget Meeting

posted May 4, 2016, 7:10 AM by Deborah Roberts

The MSAD 52 2016-17 proposed budget was approved by voters as presented during the District Budget Meeting held on May 3, 2016. The Budget Validation Referendum will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the local polling places in Greene, Leeds, and Turner from 1 pm to 7 pm.

Final proposed budget approved by School Board

posted Apr 12, 2016, 12:11 PM by Deborah Roberts   [ updated Apr 12, 2016, 12:12 PM ]

The School Board approved the 2016-17 proposed school budget on March 31, 2016 at $25,575,682.00.  Please click on the budget documents link to see updated final budget reports and impact sheets.

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