Press Release

Sheepscot Valley RSU 12 plans public meetings

SOMERVILLE, Maine — Sheepscot Valley RSU 12 has scheduled three public hearings to hear comments on proposed changes to the local cost allocation process.

Meetings  are expected to run one hour and will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, in Wiscasset at the High School Library; Thursday, Aug. 30, in the Windsor School cafeteria; and Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Somerville School.

Earlier in August, the RSU 12 Board of Directors approved a proposal to change the formula and associated language in the Reorganization Plan, asking the Finance Committee to hold the meetings as required whenever changes are proposed.

There will be a brief introduction of important points considered by the Finance Committee when building the new model including a strong emphasis on “cost per student” as the basis for distributing costs.  Those attending will be able to view the impact of the proposed plan on all towns by comparing the current year’s costs using the present system of historical percentages to the proposed cost per student .

The purpose of the meetings is to gather feedback so that any changes may be proposed to the Board at the upcoming September meeting before a final presentation to towns is made in advance of a projected RSU 12 district wide vote on the revisions in November.  Finance Committee and Board members will be available to discuss the change in more detail and answer questions.  The presentation materials will be posted on the RSU’s website, SVRSU.org prior to the meeting dates.

For more information, call Jerry Nault at 207-549-7127 or 207-242-5120.

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