FY25 Budget Development Information

Welcome to the RSU 4 Budget page! Thank you for taking the time to review the materials provided to the Board as the Board deliberates on the Superintendent's proposed budget for the 2024-2025 school year (FY25).

The Board Meeting Presentations explain the Cost Centers (1-11), highlight the changes to each Cost Center and the expenditure costs associated with each Cost Center. Cost Centers are defined by Maine Department of Education and expenditures are assigned to the appropriate Cost Center. When residents vote at the Public Budget meeting on the Articles for the Public School Budget (July 10, 2024) the Articles align with each Cost Center. For example, Cost Center 1 is Article 1.

The Proposed Budget Reports are the details behind the total expenditures for each Cost Center. There are three reports per Cost Center. One report is the expenditures that represent staff salaries and benefits (S/B). One report is the expenditures that exclude the salaries and benefits lines (No S/B). One report is the Total amount for that Cost Center.

If you are having trouble understanding how to read the reports, please click on "How to read the reports" which will take you to a document with explanations.

If there is a particular question about the information that you are reading, please fill out the Google Form under the Frequency Asked Question section of this page.

The School Budget's Second Budget Referendum vote is scheduled for July 30, 2024.

Latest Community Communication with School Board Approved Budget for the Public Budget Meeting.

Again, thank you for taking the time to become informed about the proposed budget and for participating in budget process.


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FY24 Budget Information