First vote Monday on SAD 44 budget for FY'11
The SAD 44 school budget meeting will take place Monday, May 24, at Telstar High School at 7 p.m.
The proposed FY’11 budget is $9,195,000, down $478,263 from the current year.
On June 8, district residents will go to the polls for a Budget Validation Referendum, for a yes/no vote on whether to approve the budget adopted at the May 24 meeting (listed as Question 1 on the school ballot).
At that time voters will also vote on whether on not to continue voting on school budgets in future years using the current format.
Question 2 asks, “Do you wish to continue the budget validation referendum process in MSAD 44 for an additional three years?”
A “yes” vote will continue the process. A “no” vote will discontinue the process for at least three years, and will provide instead that the annual budget will be adopted in its final form at the dis-trict-wide meeting.
All school districts in Maine are currently completing the third year of the required three-year school budget validation process. The law states that an article should be placed on budget war-rants asking voters what they want to do in the future, according to the Maine School Management Association.
Detailed information on the proposed SAD 44 budget can be found on Page 18.