written ballot required)
Article 14 requires a written ballot: “To see what sum the Town will be authorized to raise and appropriate in additional local funds for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690. The Wiscasset School Committee recommends $2,972,151 in additional local funds, which exceeds the State’s Essential Programs and Services allocation model by $2,912,151 as required to fund the budget recommended by the school Committee ...”
Article 15 summarizes the proposed school budget, recommended, $10,308,529.13. Other warrant articles are for adult education, recommended, $13,000; establishing a school capital reserve fund for capital improvement projects, maintenance of plant, facility upgrades and minor remodeling, emergency repairs, and capital equipment purchases, and to transfer up to $100,000 from undesignated fund balances to that reserve fund, recommended, yes; another $286,890 from the capital reserve fund “and to accept and expend $346,371 of grant proceeds from the State of Maine School Revolving Renovation Fund to construct a handicapped elevator at the Wiscasset Elementary School with a total project cost of $1,185,630, recommended, yes; “expend available funds in the special education reserve fund (current balance is $225,000) to pay unanticipated special education costs during the school year,” recommended, yes; establish a fuel reserve fund “to pay unanticipated fuel costs exceeding amounts budgeted” in transportation and facilities maintenance and transfer up to $50,000 from available fund balances to the fuel reserve fund ...,” recommended, yes; accept and spend “any state, federal, and other grants and receipts (if they) do not require expenditures of local funds not previously appropriated,” recommended, yes.
ArtIcle 22 reads, “In the event that Wiscasset School Department receives more or less state education subsidy than the amount included in its budget, shall the School Committee be authorized to use all or part of the additional state subsidy to increase or decrease expenditures for school purposes in cost center categories approved by the School Committee, increase or decrease the allocation of finances in a reserve fund approved by the School Committee and/or decrease the local cost share expectation, as defined in Title 20-A, section 15671-A (1)(B), for local property taxpayers for funding public education as approved by the School Committee,” recommended, yes.
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