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Old 11-22-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Governor has ordered cuts in education spending to the tune of $35million. Looking through the list of cuts, seems most of the biggest cuts are the greater portland schools.
Governor's order pares spending by $63 million | Portland Press Herald (http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=297520&ac=PHnws - broken link)

Portland - 2.6 million - 3% budget
South portland - 1.2 million - 3.2% budget
Scarborough - 1.1 million - 3.6% budget
Falmouth - 700,000 - 2.9%

Seems like southern maine got hit harder the northern maine. Fair? Think not. People down here are hurting just as much as northern maine, yet our schools will suffer more.

Something really needs to be done about the school funding formula.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Governor has ordered cuts in education spending to the tune of $35million. Looking through the list of cuts, seems most of the biggest cuts are the greater portland schools.
Governor's order pares spending by $63 million | Portland Press Herald (http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=297520&ac=PHnws - broken link)

Portland - 2.6 million - 3% budget
South portland - 1.2 million - 3.2% budget
Scarborough - 1.1 million - 3.6% budget
Falmouth - 700,000 - 2.9%

Seems like southern maine got hit harder the northern maine. Fair? Think not. People down here are hurting just as much as northern maine, yet our schools will suffer more.

Something really needs to be done about the school funding formula.


It seems that the funding formula always works for southern Maine when it is increasing.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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It seems that the funding formula always works for southern Maine when it is increasing.

That's been my observation. I never understood the logic behind the funding formula in the first place.

It'll just get shuffled to the towns and cities - even those who consolididated.
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... Seems like southern maine got hit harder the northern maine. Fair? Think not. People down here are hurting just as much as northern maine, yet our schools will suffer more.
Correct me if I am wrong here.

I thought that the School consolidation process had left the Southern-urban schools alone and was only tearing apart the Northern schools.

So your 'hurting' schools are the only ones which were not hurt.
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Actually some schools in the southern part of the state are facing consolidation too, but the effect won't be felt nearly as deeply as it will up north.
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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My apology I did not realize they are dismantling the Portland schools to bus the children to schools in other towns. I had thought that push was only for Northern schools. I must have been mistaken.

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Old 11-22-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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We don't need no education!!
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:55 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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My apology I did not realize they are dismantling the Portland schools to bus the children to schools in other towns. I had thought that push was only for Northern schools. I must have been mistaken.

The schools I mentioned are not necessarily in Portland, just in southern Maine.

MaineToday.com | News Update: School consolidation votes roll in
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Here you go folks. This is the chart showing school cuts by district for the entire state. No problem in our district because the superintendent has his own personal $165,000 slush fund. He can dip into that.

http://www.maine.gov/education/data/...ent_112009.pdf
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:50 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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We don't need no education!!
We don't need no thought control...
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