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Approve $6.2 Million School Budget for SAD #20
By: David Deschesne
Fort Fairfield Journal, May 30, 2012
FORT FAIRFIELD—A record-setting group of nearly fifty people attended the budget hearing and public vote on the 2012-2013 budget for School Administrative District #20 in Fort Fairfield on May 17. Normally, less than twenty citizens show up for the annual school budget meeting.
While all of Fort Fairfield’s voting citizenry was invited to attend, of those in attendance, approximately eighty-five percent were also employees of the school district thus virtually guaranteeing a predictable outcome.
All articles of the district’s $6.2 million budget were all passed by nearly unanimous consent of those present with no discussion or questions on any of the articles.
Expenditures were approved as follows:
Regular Instruction: $2,55,100
Special Education: $912,521
Career & Technical Education: $0
Other Instruction: $209,757
Student & Staff Support: $288,439
System Administration: $265,444
School Administration: $399,104
Transportation & Buses: $341,237
Debt Service: $0
Additional local funds: $627,448
Total Authorized to Spend: $6,164,394
Adult Education: $18,000