Agenda

Augusta Board of Education Special Meeting

  • March 25, 2015
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Council Chambers
  • City Center

6:30 p.m.

  1. Opening:
  2. Call to Order:
  3. Pledge of Allegiance:
  4. Unfinished Business:
    • A.  Approval of 2015-2016 budget articles:

Motion to approve these Expenditures, Articles 1 to 11 in the following Cost Center Categories within the Proposed Operating Budget for school year 2015-2016 in the total amount of $27,862,810.

Move to approve all of   the below Expenditures in the following Cost Center Categories within the   Proposed Operating Budget for school year 2015-2016 in the total amount of $27,862,810

Motion:

Yeas:  

Nays:  

Vote:

Time:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion   Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

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ARTICLES 1 THROUGH 11 AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURES IN THE FOLLOWING COST CENTER CATEGORIES:

ARTICLE 1: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Regular Instruction.

                                                School Board Recommends:                            $9,159,096

                                                City Council Recommends:                             $

ARTICLE 2: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Special Education.

                                                School Board Recommends:                            $4,356,569

                                                City Council Recommends:                             $

ARTICLE 3: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Career and Technical Education.

                                                School Board Recommends:                            $2,363,756

                                                City Council Recommends:                             $

ARTICLE 4: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Other Instruction.

                                               School Board Recommends:                            $555,054                                                                                            City Council Recommends:                             $

ARTICLE 5: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Student and Staff Support.

                                                School Board Recommends:                            $2,068,188

                                                City Council Recommends:                             $

ARTICLE 6: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for System Administration.

                                                School Board Recommends:                            $1,334,521

                                                City Council Recommends:                             $

ARTICLE 7: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for School Administration.

                                                School Board Recommends:                            $1,587,043

                                                City Council Recommends:                             $

ARTICLE 8: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Transportation.

                                                School Board Recommends:                            $1,684,353

                                                City Council Recommends:                             $

ARTICLE 9: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Facilities Maintenance.

                                                School Board Recommends:                            $2,426,427

                                                City Council Recommends:                             $

ARTICLE 10: To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for Debt Service and Other Commitments.

                                                School Board Recommends:                            $2,322,582

                                                City Council Recommends:                             $

ARTICLE 11:  To see what sum the City will be authorized to expend for All Other Expenditures.

                                                School Board Recommends:                            $5,221

                                                City Council Recommends:                             $

Needs from Taxation

Move to   approve Article 12 in the amount of  $                       

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

_____________  Second   ____________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to   ______

_______________

ARTICLE 12: Shall the City raise $27,862,810 and appropriate $12,675,479  for the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and to see what sum the municipality will raise as the municipality’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Per-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688.

School Board Recommends:                            $27,862,810 and $12,675,479                  

Explanation:  The City’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act is the amount of money determined by state law to be the minimum amount that a municipality must raise in order to receive the full amount of state dollars.  At this date, the amount raised is less than the state required minimum; however, there is pending legislation to waive this requirement as the State is not meeting its funding obligation.

a)      Local Only Debt Service

Move to   approve Article 13 in the amount of $570,081

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

_____________  Second   ____________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to   ______

_______________

ARTICLE 13:  Shall the City raise and appropriate $570,081 for the annual payments on debt service previously approved by the legislative body for non-state-funded school construction projects, non-state-funded portions of school construction projects and minor capital projects in addition to the funds appropriated as the local share of the school administrative unit’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12.

School Board Recommends:                            $570,081       

Explanation: Non-state-funded debt service is the amount of money needed for the annual payments on the municipality/district long-term debt for major capital school construction projects and minor capital renovation projects that are not approved for state subsidy.  The bonding of this long-term debt was previously approved by the voters or other legislative body.

ARTICLE 15 SUMMARIZES THE PROPOSED SCHOOL BUDGET:

ARTICLE 15:  To see what sum the City will authorize the School Board to expend for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, from the City’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from Pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act, non-state-funded school construction projects, additional local funds for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for the support of schools.

School Board Recommends:                                        $27,862,810

b)       Adult Education

Move to   approve Article 16 in the amounts of $583,261 and $360,761.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

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ARTICLE 16:   Shall the City appropriate $583,261 for Adult Education and raise $360,761 as the local share; with authorization to expend any additional, incidental, or miscellaneous receipts in the interest and for the well-being of the adult education program.

School Board Recommends:                                                    $583,261 and $360,761                       

5.   Executive Session Re:  Labor Negotiations:

  • A.  Motion to enter into Executive Session, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(D):

Move to enter   into Executive Session, pursuant to 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(D).

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

_____________  Second ____________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

_______________

  • B.  Motion to exit from Executive Session.

Move to exit   from Executive Session.

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

_______________  Second: __________

 

 

Motion Passed/Failed:  _____ to ______

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        6.  Adjourn:

  • A.  Motion to Adjourn:

Move to Adjourn.

 

Motion:

Yeas:

Nays:

Vote:

Time:

______________  Second:  ______________

 

 

Motion (Passed/Failed) _____ to ______

 

Next Augusta Board of Education Business Meeting

  • April 8, 2015
  • Pre Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
  • Council Chambers
  • City Center
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