SAD 68 residents urged to attend budget workshop

Posted Feb. 07, 2010, at 9:53 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Faced with a projected loss of about $757,000 in state subsidy along with a $192,000 penalty for not having found another district with which to consolidate, SAD 68 directors have some hard decisions ahead.

To help with those decisions, SAD 68 Superintendent Alan Smith is urging district residents to attend a budget workshop meeting at 6 p.m. today in the multipurpose room of the SeDoMoCha complex.

The district is among the schools in the state that will lose the most state subsidy money based mostly on its average 13.5 percent increase in valuations for Dover-Foxcroft, Charleston, Monson and Sebec, Smith said last week. The state break-off point for valuation increases was 3.1 percent.

The district made every effort to consolidate as directed by the state but could find no willing partners, so it faces a penalty.

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