Appleton Village School budget ready to be voted on

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 6:00pm

APPLETON — Appleton Village School officials and its school committee has set its proposed school budget for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. 

The proposed budget, which includes four referendum questions and 19 articles, will be put forward to voters during the July 14 elections. 

Question One

School Budget. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of $2,895,434 and raise the sum of $ 1,674,611 for the 2020-2021 school budget?

The Appleton Village school budget submitted in this Question 1 totals $2,895,434.

It includes locally raised funds in the amount of $1,674,611, to be assessed to the Town of Appleton in accordance with state law.

The locally raised amount exceeds the maximum state and local spending target by $896,541. 

Cost Center Proposed Expenditure
Regular Instruction (Article 1) $1,167,009
Special Education (Article 2) $667,837
Career and Technical Education (Article 3) $0.00
Other Instruction (Article 4) $39,483
Student and Staff Support (Article 5) $278,453
System Administration (Article 6) $100,151
School Administration (Article 7) $190,943
Transportation and Buses (Article 8) $121,394
Facilities Maintenance (Article 9) $238,748
Debt Service and Other Commitments (Article 10) $56,935
All Other Expenditures (Article 11) $34,481
TOTAL $2,895,434

 

School Committee recommends $2,895,434
Budget Committee recommends $2,895,434

Article 12: The School Board recommends that the Town appropriate the amounts set forth below for the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 8 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act
and raise and assess the amounts set forth below as each municipality's contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 8 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688.

School Committee recommends $1,841,953 to be allocated
School Committee recommends $721,135 to be raised
Town Budget Committee recommends $1,841,953 to be allocated
Town Budget Committee recommends $721,135 to be raised

Article 13: The School Board recommends that the Town raise and appropriate $56,935 for the annual payments on debt service previously approved by the Town voters for non-state-funded school construction projects or non-state-funded
portions of school construction projects in addition to the funds appropriated as the local share of the Town’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12.

School Committee recommends $56,935
Town Budget Committee recommends $56,935

Article 14: The School Board recommends that the Town raise and appropriate $896,541 in additional local funds, which exceeds the State's Essential Programs and Services allocation model by $896,541 as required to fund the budget
recommended by the School Board. 

School Committee recommends $896,541
Town Budget Committee recommends $896,541

Article 15: The School Board recommends that the Town authorize the School Board to expend $2,895,434 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021 from the Town's contribution to the total cost of funding public
education from kindergarten to grade 8 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 Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for the support of schools.

School Committee recommends $2,895,434
Town Budget Committee recommends $2,895,434

Article 16: Shall the Town authorize the School Board to expend such other sums as may be received from federal and 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?

School Committee recommends: Yes
Town Budget Committee recommends: Yes

Article 17: Shall the School Board be authorized to expend the balance from the Special Education Reserve Fund to pay for out of district tuition costs in the 2020-2021 fiscal year? Approximately $50,005. 

School Committee recommends $50,005

Article 18: Shall the Town authorize the School Board to expend up to $70,000 from the School Facility Reserve Fund for the following school capital projects?

Replacement of boiler $50,000
Phone and intercom $8,000
Epoxy flooring ($15,000)
Tree work $7,000
Replacement of Carpeting $5,000

School Committee recommends $70,000

Article 19: Shall the Town transfer $40,207 from the Appleton Village School’s Unassigned Fund Balance to the Appleton Village School Facility Reserve Fund established in 2016.

School Committee recommends $40,207

Question Two

Shall the School Board be authorized to expend the balance from the Special Education Reserve Fund to pay for out of district tuition costs in the 2020-2021 fiscal year? 

Approximately $50,005. 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Question Three

Shall the Town authorize the School Board to expend up to $70,000 from the School Facility Reserve Fund for the following school capital projects? 

Replacement of boiler $50,000
Phone and intercom $8,000
Epoxy flooring ($15,000)
Tree work $7,000
Replacement of Carpeting $5,000

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Question Four

Shall the Town transfer $40,207.00 from the Appleton Village School’s Unassigned Fund Balance to the Appleton Village School’s Facility Reserve Fund established in 2016? 

The school board recommends a YES vote.