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Budget 2011-2012

June 15, 2011 Update


Voters Approve FY12 Budget
The RSU Board appreciates the support of the communities and commits to continuing efforts to develop healthy, sustainable schools tht give the children of all three towns the knowledge and skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers and leaders in the 21st century.


Budget Referendum
Total Yes  1289   No 898

Yes  214
No   309

Yes  941
No  385

Yes  134
No  204

Campus Complex - The Campus Complex was not approved by the voters
Total Yes 884    No 1350

Yes  102
No  431

Yes  708
No  646

Yes  74
No  273


Fuel Fund
Total Yes 1276    No 859

Yes  207
No  305

Yes  908
No  385

Yes  161
No  169


June 9, 2011 Update

Citizens at Wednesday night’s Annual Budget Meeting supported the Board adopted budget with one amendment to increase the budget by $9,100 for our performing arts programs.  The total citizen-supported budget to be voted on at referendum is $23,897,877. 

 With the use of additional revenues from the state and federal government, the adopted budget results in an anticipated tax impact to each community in the following manner:

·      Durham – an increase of $44,344 or 1.45%

·      Freeport – an increase of $170,948 or 1.39%

·      Pownal – an increase of $5,425 or .33%

 I urge all citizens – including those who were unable to attend last night – to vote on the referendum via absentee ballot (available at your town office) or to cast your ballot on June 14th at your town office.  It is clear that citizens take pride in our schools and want the best for our students.




Budget Process Calendar

March 22-23, 2011 - Budget presentations to the Board 6:30 p.m. FHS Cafe
April 13, 2011 - Budget Review with community input 6:30 p.m. FHS Cafe
April 27, 2011 - Budget Review with community input 6:30 p.m. FHS Cafe
May 11, 2011 - Budget Review with community input 6:30 p.m. FHS Cafe
May 18, 2011 - Budget Review with community input 6:30 p.m. FHS Cafe (if needed)
May 25, 2011 - Final Budget Adoption 6:30 p.m. FHS Cafe
June 8, 2011 - Annual Budget Meeting for public budget approval 6:30 p.m. FHS GYM
June 14, 2011 - Budget Validation Referendum in each town

May 25, 2011
The school budget takes almost 6 months from inception to adoption each year.  It is a highly collaborative process and takes all stakeholders - teachers, administrators, the board and the community to create viable funding to support our strategic plan.

The Board of Directors adopted the 2011-2012 Budget at their meeting on May 25, 2011

The next two steps in the budget adoption process are as follows:
The Annual Budget Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at Freeport High School.  At this meeting, registered voters will have the opportunity to modify and ultimately adopt a final budget to send to a referendum vote by all three towns on June 14, 2011.  Absentee ballots will be available at each town office after the June 8th meeting.  Please participate in the process and let us know your expectations and aspirations regarding the future course of our schools.


Budget Documents from the April 27, 2011 Board Meeting

Budget Documents from the April 13, 2011 Board Meeting

Budget Documents from the March 22, 2011 Board Meeting


2/16/11 Budget Priorities

12/8/10 Board Presentation on Current and Projected Enrollments

11/3/10 Board Presentation on 3-5 Year Technology Plan

10/13/10 Board Presentation on Energy Efficiencies and Capital Planning

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