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Slim increase proposed for RSU 20 budget

Posted:  Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 8:15am
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SEARSPORT — The proposed budget for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year for Regional School Unit 20 includes a very small increase. 

In fact, the increase is proposed to be 0.03 percent from $10,089,037 this school year to $10,348,201 next year for a total increase of $259,164. 

The below budget was passed by the district’s Board of Directors on April 30. 

Registered voters may vote at a district public budget meeting in the Searsport District Middle/High cafeteria Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. 

The budget validation referendum vote for this proposed budget will take place Tuesday, June 11, at the voting booths from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Schools covered by Regional School Unit 20 include Searsport Elementary School, Searsport District Middle School and Searsport District High School. 

To view a complete line-by-line listing of the proposed school district budget for the 2019-2020 academic year, click here

 

Proposed Budget by Category

Category Next Year (Proposed) Current Year Change (Percentage)
Regular Instruction $2,971,040  $2,825,417.39 + 0.05
Special Education $2,549,864 $2,509,633.33 + 0.02
Career and Technical Education $5,326 $0  
Other Instruction (Sports, Other Expenses) $210,018 $238,060.32 - 0.12
Student and Staff Support $1,070,794 $1,155,979.99 - 0.07
System Administration $505,552 $492,244.77 + 0.03
School Administration $553,576 $497,655.86 + 0.11
Transportation and Buses $773,113 $792,229.95 - 0.02
Facilities and Maintenance $1,506,378 $1,362,844.39 + 0.11
Debt Service Payments $202,540 $214,971 - 0.06
TOTAL $10,348,201 $10,089,037 + 0.03

 


Reach George Harvey at: sports@penbaypilot.com