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					EPS FUNDING FORMULA
For Pemetic Elementary

Regular Instruction
 Formula for teachers: 17:1 ratio 6th-8th;
16:1 K-5th  Result: 10 teachers total, including art, music, gym, French, reading specialist, etc. with enrollment of 165.  10 teachers: 1 for each grade level (9) with one teacher equivalent to teach all other subjects listed above (1 day/week: art, music, gym, French, reading specialist)

Regular Instruction
 Ed tech formula: 100:1  Result: 1.6 ed techs for regular ed cutting
1.7 (3.3 available now)  Larger class sizes (up to 23) with fewer ed techs

Regular Instruction
 Summer School/Learning Lab formula: no
formula/no funding  Substitute formula: $32/student  Result: $5280 (165 students) available out of our current $23,000 ($75/day for a sub). Does not allow for long-term subs, professional days, etc. Amounts to 7 days/teacher for the year.

Regular Instruction
 Insurance coverage formula: 36% for ed
techs, 29% for clerical, 19% for teachers, 14% for administrators  Result: Staffs will be paying a considerably higher percentage of their insurance costs (school currently pays 80%)

Regular Instruction
 Outside counseling for regular education
students: no formula/no funding  Academic programs (Challenger Learning Center, health speakers, Floating classroom, etc.): no formula/no funding  Science kits: no formula/no funding  Staff travel: no formula/no funding

Regular Instruction
 Supplies formula: $302/student  Result: All supplies for guidance, nurse
and library would be cut and $4000 cut from regular education line  Dues, fees and conferences formula: $51/student  Result: $8415

Regular Instruction
 Regional Adjustment:
 $60,000 subtracted as adjustment for salaries and benefits and subs based on where we live (cut 7% from salaries)

Special Education
 Not included in funding formula

Co-Curricular/Extra-curricular
 Last week cut totally from formula  Previously was $29/student  Currently spend $70,000 (athletic director,
baseball/softball coaches, basketball and cross country coaches, soccer coaches, middle school advisors, yearbook, drama, jazz and music director, officials, equipment and uniforms, etc.)  Cut all co-/extra-curricula programs

Food Services
 No formula: unless $40,000 for
free/reduced number of students adjustment counts toward this line  Currently budget $38,000 to supplement breakfast/lunch program

Guidance
 Guidance formula: 1:350  Result: 1/2 time guidance counselor

Health Services
 Nurse formula: 1:800  Result: nurse would be here 1 day/week

Improvement of Instruction
 Formula: $20/student  Result: $3300  Currently spend $28,000  Pays for: summer instructional work by
teachers, tuition reimbursement, curriculum work outside of school hours, Reading Recovery, LSDCC & mentors  Eliminate all but Reading Recovery

Assessment
 Formula: $79/student  Result: $13,035  NWEA $2500 and rest for Superintendent
office for assessment

Library
 Formula: 1:800 + Ed Tech 1:500  Result: Librarian one day/week with ed
tech available 1 1/2 days

Technology
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Formula: $85/student Result: $14,340 Currently: $92,000 For: technology coordinator salary & benefits, MLTI leader, laptop insurance, supplies, software, equipment (new computer purchases)  Eliminate: technology coordinator and drastically cut supplies, software, new computer purchases for classrooms and computer lab

Office of Superintendent
 Formula: $349/student  Result: $68,000 (by adding assessment
portion)  Currently spend $129,000  Up to Superintendent’s office to determine cuts

Office of Principal
 Principal formula: 1:305  Result: 1/2 time principal  Secretary formula: 1:200  Result: 1 secretary (cut 1 secretary)

Operation & Maintenance
 Formula: $929/student=$153,285  Currently spend $341,900  For: custodians salaries & benefits
($168,); sewer/water ($4,); rubbish ($3,): contracted services for building, grounds, equipment ($31,); insurance ($7,); telephone ($6,6); supplies ($14,5); electricity ($52,5); gas ($2,5); heating oil ($52,)

Operation & Maintenance
 Cut 2 part time custodians and leave 2 full
time custodians: $40,000  Cut supplies by $4000.  Still need to cut $144,000!!!  Cut heating oil? Electricity? Rubbish removal? Insurance? Contracted services for repairs? Telephone service? Gas for the kitchen? How can you cut $144,000?!

Transportation
 Formula: ? EPS figured $76,000  Currently: $102,000  For: Salaries & benefits; physicals & drug
testing, contracted services for bus repairs, insurance, supplies, fuel, replace/purchase equipment  Eliminating all extra curricular trips and cut one part-time bus driver leaving one full time driver

Capital Outlay
 Formula: none/no funding  Currently: $37,000  For: land & improvements, building
projects, equipment (classroom furniture)  No further projects or renovations or classroom furniture purchased

Debt Service
 Formula: none/no funding  Result: $464,000 payment each year
would continue and be Southwest Harbor’s to fund

Final Analysis
 EPS allows $1.5 million (based on 204 students

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from 2005) Current budget is $3.2 million After subtracting debt service there would be $1.2 million cut from the budget Would your taxes decrease by this amount? Mill expectation of 7.60 in formula LOCAL TOWNS will NOT be able add local money over and above the formula!!!!!


				
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