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RSU #38 Budget Update #11
Re: May 13, 2015 Annual Meeting

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

The RSU #38 Annual Budget Meeting was held on May 13, 2015 at Maranacook Community High School.  Board Chair, David Greenham, opened the meeting by reviewing the budget development process. Also included in his presentation was a description of the major additions to the FY 16 budget including the commitment to providing Pre-K for all students in the district, increased Guidance services to support our students, 1 high school and 1 elementary math interventionist who will offer increased math opportunities for students who struggle with mathematics, increased support for students who are behaviorally challenged, and increased technology support that is needed as we provide experiences in technology for our students.

Following Chair Greenhamís report, I shared brief histories of state required mill rates, required local dollars for education, past expenditure budgets, state subsidy, and enrollment (RSU #38 Annual Meeting PowerPoint). Mill rates and local dollars are set by the state based on the Essential Programs and Services (EPS) formula and the difference between General Purpose Aid and the dollar amount needed to provide EPS.

Richard A. Spencer was nominated and sworn in as moderator.  Articles 2-12, the expenditure articles were read, recommended, voted and approved by the citizens attending the meeting.  Then the revenue articles, 13-16, were read, recommended, voted on, and approved.  Similarly, articles 17-21 were approved. The FY16 RSU #38 expenditure budget was approved for the amount of $15,968,310.
I would like to thank all of the citizens who participated in the budget process, attending meetings, shared concerns and ideas at budget meetings, via email, during phone calls, and through personal interactions.  All of these communications were taken into serious consideration as the Board proceeded through the budget process. Throughout the budget deliberations the Board continued to focus on their goal, “providing support for students in order to promote academic success” and made decisions based on that goal.

The referendum vote on the budget will be held at the town voting places on June 9, 2015.  You may also request an absentee ballot from your town office. Again, thanks to the citizens who participated in the FY 16 budget process.  

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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