North Haven proposed school budget established for July vote

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 9:45am

NORTH HAVEN — The proposed 2020-2021 school budget for MSAD 7, serving the North Haven Community School, will head before voters during the July 14 elections. 

Voters will be tasked with deciding on 29 articles during the voting process. 

Article 1: To elect a moderator to preside at the meeting (written ballot required by statute). 

Article 2: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for Regular Instruction. 

The school board recommends $1,033,513. 

Article 3: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for Special Education. 

The school board recommends $180,513. 

Article 4: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for Career and Technical Education. 

The school board recommends $3,344. 

Article 5: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for Other Instruction. 

The school board recommends $71,639. 

Article 6: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for Student and Staff Support. 

The school board recommends $156,065. 

Article 7: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for System Administration. 

The school board recommends $224,917. 

Article 8: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for School Administration. 

The school board recommends $159,932. 

Article 9: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for Transportation and Buses. 

The school board recommends $69,144. 

Article 10: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for Operation and Maintenance of Plant. 

The school board recommends $233,041. 

Article 11: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for Debt Services and Other Commitments. 

The school board recommends $147,892. 

Article 12: To see what sum the District will be authorized to expend for All Other Expenditures. 

The school board recommends $31,528. 

Article 13: To see what sum the District 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 (recommended $718,748) and to see what sum the municipality will raise as the municipality’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education (recommended $622,615). 

Article 14: To see what sum the District will raise and appropriate for the annual payments on debt service previously approved by the legislative body 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 school administrative unit’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from kindergarten to grade 12. 

The school board recommends $147,892. 

Article 15 (written ballot required): Shall the district raise and appropriate $1,368,043 in additional local funds, which exceeds the State’s Essential Programs and Services allocation model by $745,428 as required to fund the budget recommended by the school board. 

The following reasons for exceeding the allocation model were provided: island cost factors (such as transportation, oil, gas, and electricity) and staffing requirements of small isolated schools not adequately factored into the EPS formula. 

Article 16: Summarizes the proposed budget and does not provide money unless the other articles are approved. 

Article 17: To see what sum the district will authorize the school board to expend for July 1 to June 30 from the district’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education, non-state-funded school construction projects, additional local funds for school purposes, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for the support of schools. 

The school board recommends $2,311,683. 

Article 18: In the event the district receives more state education subsidy than the amount included in its budget, shall the district be authorized to use all or part of the additional state subsidy to increase expenditures for school purposes in cost center categories approved by the board, increase the allocation of finances in a reserve fund approved by the board, and/or decrease the local cost share expectation for local property taxpayers for funding public education as approved by the school board? 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 19: In addition to amounts approved in the preceding articles, shall the district authorize the school board to expend any state, federal, and other grants, aid, and receipts during the fiscal year for school purposes provided that such grant aid and receipts do not require expenditure of local funds not previously appropriated? 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 20: To see if the district will appropriate $2,000 for adult education and raise $2,000 as the local share; with authorization to expend any additional, incidental, or miscellaneous receipts in the interest and for the well-being of the adult education program. 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 21: Shall the regional career and technical operating budget as approved by the Region 8 Cooperative Board for the fiscal year be approved in the amount of $5,644,046?

Local share from this school district is $1,925. 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 22: To see if the career and technical education region will appropriate $228,723 for Adult Education for the fiscal year and raise $86,750 as the local share with the authorization to expend any additional, incidental, or miscellaneous receipts in the interest and for the well-being of its adult education program.

Local share for this school district is $685.67. 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 23: To see if voters will raise and appropriate the sum of $4,205 to be placed in the district’s budget reserve account? 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 24: To see if voters will vote to transfer $12,000 from the school’s undesignated fund to the Roofing Reserve Fund and to authorize the expenditure of funds from that reserve fund. 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 25: To see if the voters will transfer $0 from the school’s undesignated fund to designated fuel cost stabilization reserve fund and to authorize expenditures from that reserve fund. 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 26: To see if voters will transfer $40,000 from the school’s undesignated fund balance to the Salary and Benefits Reserve Fund and to authorize the expenditure of funds from that fund. 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 27: To see if voters will transfer $0 from the school’s undesignated fund to the designated Technology Reserve Fund and to authorize the expenditure of funds from that Reserve Fund. 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 28: To see if the voters will transfer $8,000 from the school’s undesignated fund to the designated School Floor Reserve Fund and to authorize the expenditure of funds from that Reserve Fund. 

The school board recommends a YES vote. 

Article 29: To see if voters will transfer $0 from the school’s undesignated fund to the designated Lodging Reserve Fund and to authorize the expenditure of funds from that Reserve Fund. 

The school board recommends a YES vote.