Budget Vote Tomorrow – May 19th – Your Vote Counts!

Posted: May 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

Important Regional School Unit 18 Budget Vote

Your Vote Matters

Your Vote Matters!

Tomorrow, residents of Belgrade, China, Oakland, Sidney & Rome will be going to the polls to vote on the Regional School Unit 18 2015-16 School Budget that was adopted at the District Budget Meeting on May 7th.  Many good things are happening in your schools and this is happening while being one of the most fiscally responsible school districts in Maine!

A few factors for you to consider prior to voting:

  • RSU 18’s average annual budget increase has been less that 1/2 of one percent per year since being formed 7 years ago!  
  • RSU 18’s per pupil cost is $10,245 while the State Average is $12,056 – that’s $1811 below the state average (Source: Maine’s Department of Education Data Warehouse – School Year 2013-14)
  • Messalonslee High School’s 5 Year Graduation Rate is 90.06% with a 2.35% dropout rate.  This achievement way outpaces the 5 Year State Graduation Rate of 84.48% (3.18% dropout rate) and the National Graduation Rate of 78.67%.  This is the highest public school graduation rate in Central Maine and among the highest graduation rate for one of Maine’s largest high schools (over 800 students)!

Residents of RSU 18 are getting a quality education system while this education is being provided at one of the lowest per pupil cost in Our State!  Please support RSU 18’s budget by voting tomorrow, May 19th.   

Please Support Your Students, Your Schools and This Budget by Voting “YES” on the 2015-15 School Budget!



Messalonskee Middle School Principal's Blog

It is time to cast your vote for the RSU 18 school district budget.  This budget is necessary to keep the current programing in place for our students.  There have been many meeting and events leading up to this validation vote for the district budget.  I hope that you will make your way to the polls to support our schools and students.  If you would like some more information about our budget, click here. This link will give you some information about how RSU 18 has worked hard to keep our increases low.  Thank you for taking the time to go to the polls and cast your vote tomorrow.

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