Cape Elizabeth School Board
Tuesday April 21, 2020
6:30 p.m. Special Business Meeting
Zoom Video Conference
M. Nasir Shir
Call to Order
02:09 I. Adjustments to the Agenda
02:19 II. Comments from Public on Agenda Items (per SB BEDH)
III. New Business
02:34 A. Update to FY21 Unassigned Fund Balance
09:45 B. Cape Elizabeth School Board motion to approve the 2020-21 of School Budget
Motion: To consider the 2020-21 School Budget for the Town of Cape Elizabeth be approved in the total amount of $28.490.012.
Note: The above motion is to approve the school budget to send to the council.
36:58 C. Cape Elizabeth School Board motion to approve the 2020-21 Notice of School Budget
Motion: To consider the 2020-21 Notice of School Budget Adopted by Town Council and Submitted to Budget Validation Referendum be approved and that following Council approval of the school budget the Superintendent be authorized to complete, execute and deliver that Notice to the Town Clerk for use at the budget validation referendum.
Note: The above motion is to give the Superintendent authorization to complete the Notice of School Budget Approved by Town Council for posting at the polls once the Town Council votes on the school budget.
38:51 D. Cape Elizabeth School Board motion to approve Additional Local Funds Article for the 2020-21 School Budget
Motion: To consider the Additional Local Funds Article for the 2020-21 School Budget for the Town of Cape Elizabeth be approved for the purpose of raising $9,996,516 in additional local funds for the school budget, which exceeds the State's Essential Programs and Services allocation model by $9,996,.516, that the Statement of Reasons for exceeding that model be approved as set forth below, and that the Superintendent be authorized to prepare and deliver that article to the Council for approval.
School Board's Statement of Reasons for Exceeding Essential Programs and Services allocation model: The state's funding model does not support all of the costs for K-12 education. It includes only those costs considered essential by the state's Essential Programs and Services (EPS) model.
Note: The above motion is to approve the additional local funds article for the school budget. When the budget exceeds the EPS model, Maine law requires a separate school Board vote and a separate council vote on this Article for the school budget. Maine law further requires approval of the article by majorities of the fall school Board and of the fall council. Maine law requires that a Statement of Reasons for exceeding the state allocation model accompany the Article.
41:25 IV. Consideration to Adjourn