School budget votes set; CMCC program update
At Monday’s School Board meeting directors approved May 28 at 7 p.m.. for the district budget meeting, at Telstar.
Residents will vote on the proposed $10.37 million FY’14 general fund budget and a $152,259 Adult Education budget.
They will also vote in a June 11 referendum on whether to validate the May 28 vote.
Supt. Dave Murphy also updated directors on next year’s pilot project that will allow THS seniors to attend Central Maine Community College and simultaneously earn college and high school credits. Project Opportunity recently donated $25,000 toward the effort and Sunday River Resort $12,500.
The plan originally called for 10 to 12 students to participate. Murphy said that last week six students attended an informational meeting at CMCC, and another is still interested.
“It was evident how excited the kids were about the opportunity,” he said. “We’re going to try to figure out how to make this work even if we have a smaller than originally planned number of kids, in the hope that we can make it work positively and build on it for the future.”
He said THS should know within a week how many students will actually enroll.
In other business Monday directors:
Approved the purchase with state funds of MacBook laptop computers for seventh- and eighth-graders (the state will provide $254 toward each computer and SAD 44 will make up an additional 418 in cost through its E-rate funds);
Learned that several THS Region 9 students (Courtney Hentschel, Taylor Savage, Rachael Wheeler, Cody Dux, Kelsey Averill, Felicia Curtis, Cody Smith, and Jennifer Wakefield) were to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society;
Approved the 2013-2014 Region 9 Cooperative Agreement with no changes;
Approved June 10 and June 17 as the next board meeting dates.