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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.
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Deborah Roberts,
May 15, 2017, 12:58 PM
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