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RSU #38 Budget Update #9
Re: April 8, 2015 School Board Meeting

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

The RSU #38 School Board met on April 8, 2015 for the final night of budget deliberations.  We had great news this week from Anthem/Blue Cross.  Due to our excellent experience rating, the actual increase for health insurance for FY16 is -1.85%.  This resulted in a decrease of the last draft of the expenditure budget by approximately $97,400.  In addition, due to a change in the charter school funding that will now be paid directly by the state we were able to decrease the expenditure budget by another $23,700. This is a total reduction to the expenditure budget of $121,108 from the Sixth General Summary Draft. The total FY16 increase in the expenditure budget over FY15 is $353,730, a 2.27% increase over the FY15 expenditure budget.  However, due to the state mandated increase in mill rate, the average district local dollar contribution for FY16 is increased by 5% over the local dollar contribution for FY15. I urge you to contact your local representatives and senators regarding this increase.

The RSU #38 School Board reviewed the following documents and agreed that the budget described in the Seventh Draft General Fund School Summary Budget is both fiscally responsible and at the same time will provide “support for students in order to promote academic success”. While the Board would like to include all of the suggested increases in order to support student learning, they remained focused on the need to prepare a budget that would respect the needs of the citizens of RSU #38.

The final budget meeting of the RSU #38 School Board is on April 15, 2015.  At this meeting the Board will vote approval of the FY16 school budget.  I would like to thank all of the community members who have attended the budget meetings, those who have studied the budget updates in order to be informed, and those who have commented on various items in the FY16 budget.   

Sincerely yours,

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


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!



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.



“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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