serves Friendship, Union, Waldoboro, Warren, Washington

RSU 40 budget proposal includes 5.7 percent increase; public hearing May 14

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 5:45pm

WALDOBORO — The proposed budget for Regional School Unit 40 in the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year will see an increase, if voters approve it.

The district serves the towns of Friendship, Union, Waldoboro, Warren and Washington. 

The increase is proposed to be 5.7 percent from this year’s $27,627,033 to $29,202,948. 

“A projected increase in state subsidy reduces the overall budget increase for each town and resolves a lingering, balance-forward revenue issue,” said Superintendent Steve Nolan. “Resources are reallocated to address transportation costs. The proposed budget also supports new special education positions, technology updates, improved substitute pay, and overdue maintenance projects.” 

Health insurance costs will increase 6.7 percent. 

Projected budget increases by town (in percentages) include Friendship (5.45), Union (6.71), Waldoboro (3.78), Warren (6.36) and Washington (3.9). 

A budget adoption meeting will take place Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. 

The budget validation referendum will take place at local polling places Tuesday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To view the complete version of the budget proposal for the 2019-2020 academic year, click here

 

Town Share Assessment (Percentages)

Town Next Year (Projected) Current Year Change
Friendship 12.41646 12.37623 + 0.04
Union 14.81402 14.59353 + 0.22
Waldoboro 35.06395 35.51943 - 0.46
Warren 27.53168 27.21581 + 0.32
Washington 10.17389 10.29500 - 0.12

 

Proposed Budget by Category

Category Next Year (Proposed) Current Year Change (Percentage)
Regular Instruction $10,647,258 $10,102,517 + 5.39
Special Education $6,190,250 $5,785,813 + 6.99
CTE Instruction $82,477 $77,052 + 7.04
Other Instruction (Extra Curricular, Co-Curricular, Summer School) $511,373 $509,431 + 0.38
Student and Staff Support $2,483,948 $2,323,939 + 6.89
System Administration $766,488 $799,297 - 4.10
School Administration $1,760,728 $1,776,552 - 0.89
Transportation $2,079,401 $1,875,316 + 10.88
Facilities and Maintenance $2,876,765 $2,534,960 + 13.48
Debt Service Payments $1,804,260 $1,842,157 - 2.06
TOTAL $29,202,948 $27,627,033 + 5.70

 


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