In a March 27 newsletter to the community, MSAD 15 Superintendent Craig King has shared an overview of the district’s draft 2017-18 budget. The budget anticipates an overall increase of approximately 5 percent as a result of reductions in state aid to education, a shifting of pension obligations from the state to the community, and increased expenditures by the District on bonds for school renovations and for insurance, among other factors, according to King. The newsletter outlines proposed reductions in staffing and programs, a moratorium on non-essential spending, and a hold on vacant positions, among other measures to limit the budget increase.
The MSAD 15 Board will continue to consider the budget over coming weeks and finalize its recommendations to be shared with the community at a school budget town meeting on May 25 at 6:30 pm at the high school. The final budget will go to the voters on June 13. Read the superintendent’s full newsletter here. The MSAD 15 Board’s home page, with members’ contact information, committee meeting calendar, and other helpful links, is here.