The administration and School Board are currently in the process of developing an operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (covering the upcoming school year from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018), with the School Board’s Finance Committee actively reviewing different components of the budget. The process includes community forums and public hearings for community input into the budget, leading up to the District Budget meeting on May 25th and the Budget Validation Referendum on June 13th. All meetings of the Finance Committee and School Board are public meetings. Click here for a schedule of meetings.
The budget currently being considered by the Board of Directors is here. While the overall budget is increased only 2.14%, the loss of state subsidy combined with increased costs deferred to the local share create an increase to the local contribution to an average of 5.3%.
We will continue to update members of our communities by posting budget documents that are shared with the Board in the budget process. To access those documents you can click on the FY 2018 Budget Folder below.
Please become informed, and share your input with us. Our goal is to establish a budget that is responsive to the needs of our students, supported by our community, and ensures our students leave our schools ready to take the next step in becoming responsible, contributing citizens in our society. If I can be of assistance in any way, please feel free to contact me.
Bradley V. Smith
Superintendent of Schools
Upcoming Budget Meetings
Budget Meetings Schedule
Proposed FY 2018 Budget (Under consideration by Board of Directors)
Finance Committee Members
Holly J.P. Kopp (Topsham) Chair
Kimberly Totten (Bowdoin)
Susan Brown (Bowdoinham)
Joanne M. Rogers (Harpswell)
Andrea Imrie (at-large representative)