Budget Planning and Approval Process
The FY24 School Budget proposal presented here is the product of many weeks of analysis, review, discussion and prioritization. The public portion of this year’s budget development process began with two School Board/Leadership Council workshop sessions on March 13 and March 15, leading up to the School Board’s First Reading on March 16. The full Municipal Budget was presented at a special Town Council meeting on March 29, and the Town Council's First Reading was held on May 3. On May 18, the School Board passed a revised and adjusted budget in second reading, and the Town Council approved the full Municipal budget on June 7.
THE SCHOOL BUDGET REFERENDUM IS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2023
Voting will take place at Scarborough High School from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, and absentee ballots are currently available at Town Hall during regular business hours Monday - Thursday from 7AM - 5PM.
Budget Materials for the Public
- FY24 Budget Summaries & Line Item Account Detail - as approved by the School Board & Town Council
FY24 School Budget process worksheet - adjustments as of May 18
- School Board's FY24 Budget Proposal - adjusted & updated budget summaries
Leadership Council’s FY24 School Budget Proposal (“the Budget Book”) - a comprehensive document describing current and projected school programs & services, and outlining the resources needed to support them.
- FY24 Line Item Account Detail
- FY24 Budget Book Appendix - supplemental materials & resources
- School Board/Leadership Council Workshops - slide deck of the in-depth budget presentations on March 13 & 15, 2023.
- FY24 Budget Development Calendar - shows dates of all currently scheduled public meetings.
- FY24 Budget FAQ
ARP ESSER Grant Funds
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous federal grants were made available to school districts in Maine, with varying allocations and application requirements. A comprehensive list of grants received by the Scarborough Schools is provided in the section below and in the FY23 budget book. As a specific requirement of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) grant (also known as ESSER 3), we are providing the public with supporting documentation here:
Scarborough Schools ESSER 3 Grant Application Summary - Revised (submitted November 2022)
Scarborough Schools ESSER 3 Grant Application (submitted September 2021)
Standard Operating Protocol for Investigating COVID cases in Maine Schools (Used as the basis for Scarborough's plan for safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services in the fall of 2021. The district plan for 2021-22 was presented at the School Board workshop on August 19, 2021, and approved by Board vote that evening.)
Discussion of the use of federal COVID-19 relief grants has been a part of the budget development process for FY22 and FY23, and these grants are included in our quarterly financial reports, found both on the Business Office web page and the School Board Finance Committee web page.
Town Budget Portal
In an effort to better serve the community, the Town of Scarborough has created a page on the Town's web site to contain budget information for both the town and the school department. Please check this joint web page throughout the budget process for news, documents, important dates, and other information as it becomes available. Click the link below to visit the page.
For more information, please feel free to contact the Business Office at (207) 730-4100.