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NEW! FY16 Budget Update #7- 03/25/15


RSU #38 Budget Update #7:
Re: March 25, 2015 RSU #38 School Board Meeting

“Providing support for students in order to promote academic success”

FY16 budget deliberations continued at the March 25th meeting of the RSU #38 School Board. In addition to providing an appropriate education for our students, a major concern by the Board continues to be the reduction of state subsidy ($51,785) and the increase in the state mandated district local match that is increased by $353,797 over FY15.  This results in an increase of local dollars of over $400,000, a concerning impact for the citizens of RSU #38 that would result even if the FY16 expenditure budget remained the same.  A new General Fund Summary Budget 03/25/15 with reductions based on the latest (but not final) information from Anthem Blue Cross allowing us to reduce the expected health insurance increase from 8% to 4%, and reductions made after considering salaries based on retirements, reflects an expenditure increase over FY15 at 4%. A Revenue Summary, 03/25/15 and a Local Dollar Calculation Sheet 03/25/15 were also reviewed.

With this information in hand, along with the impact of increased costs due to contract negotiations, the RSU #38 Board examined items on the proposed Budget Reductions and Priorities List that was presented by the RSU Administrative Team upon request of the Board at the March 18th meeting.

In response to Board and citizen questions about the role of interventionists, Christine Mohlar and Janet Bertrand, math interventionists, presented data that documents their work.  They also answered questions presented by the Board.  In addition, Dwayne Conway, MCHS Principal, presented a plan for the implementation of the two proposed interventionists at the high school.

Also in response to a Board request, new EPS Suggested Ratios 03/25/15 were presented that reflect the anticipated student-teacher ratios for FY16.  These sheets, and comments supplied by citizens present, resulted in a discussion of class sizes and enrollment.

After much deliberation the RSU #38 School Board voted to accept the budget reduction proposals of the Administrative Team. Eliminated from the FY16 budget will be the new athletic field repairs, 4 Promethean Boards, .44 FTE elementary nurse, middle school behavior interventionist, 1 high school interventionist, .5 literacy specialist, and $5,000 in technology supplies. With these reductions the expenditure budget is reduced to a 3% increase over FY15.

I would like to thank those parents and citizens who attended on March 25th.  It is very important for the RSU Board to hear concerns and recommendations before the adoption of the budget in order to make informed decisions that are of great impact to those in the community.  The next deliberation meeting is April 1, 2015.  The Board hopes to reach a decision on the FY16 budget by April 8, 2015.  I would encourage RSU #38 citizens to attend these meetings.  

Sincerely,

Donna H. Wolfrom, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools





Pre-Kindergarden Screening
If you have a child age 4 on or before Oct. 15, 2015 living in Manchester, Mt. Vernon, Readfield or Wayne (RSU#38), please join us at the Readfield Town Hall, 8 Olds Kents Hill Rd. on Thursday, April 9 & Friday, April 10.
Call 685-3336 Ex. 6 to schedule an appointment or for more information
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Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 6.15.34 PM.pngAdult education student Brittany Thomas recently received her high school diploma from RSU 38 Superintendent Donna Wolfrom. Brittany worked diligently for over two years studying and completing the testing requirements (while also holding down three jobs!) before finally achieving this fantastic accomplishment! Brittany has decided to continue with her formal education and has enrolled in the college transitions program where she is currently taking her first college class! Brittany plans to enroll at the University of Maine in Augusta in the Fall of 2015.

If you are interested in learning more about our high school diploma and college transitions programs at RSU #38 Maranacook, please join us at Maranacook high school from 6-7:00 on November 17th for a quick informational session on how you can start today to jump start your education!



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Homeless Liaison
It is the responsibility of RSU #38 to notify the citizens/parents of the district on an annual basis that educational services are available to students classified as homeless.  If you need further information to determine the rights available to homeless students in our district, please contact Donna Foster at 685-3336 ext. 2, or your building principal.

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“Common Core” State Education Standards-
Click on the link below to view the community presentation
(Please click on the slide to advance to the next screen and continue the presentation.)

This Common Core presentation was presented to the community on January 30, 2013 at Maranacook Community School by Sarah Caban and Barbara Bourgoine. Many requested to have it posted since they were not able to make the presentation.

For more information regarding the Common Core, visit the following websites:



Common Core in Maine



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Maranacook Area Schools
RSU #38
45 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield, ME 04355-3583
Phone: 207.685.3336 | Fax: 207.685.4703
Dr. Donna Wolfrom, Superintendent
Email: donna_wolfrom@maranacook.org
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