The proposed school budget for MSAD59 is $10,108,579.94 which represents an overall increase of $259,047.41 (2.6%). State aid to education increased $776,882 to $4,159,574. This results in a net reduction to the taxpayer of $52,250.75.
There are some capital projects such as a new roof at the elementary school and installation of security cameras and security doors that are not currently included in this budget that the school board is considering. Passage of the school budget requires a multi-step process. The Informational Meeting is where the public can comment on the budget, the Validation meeting is similar to a Town Meeting where voters approve the articles that make up the budget, and finally the budget is brought to the voters at the polls for a referendum vote.
The public is encouraged to attend the following meetings to discuss and approve the budget for Madison schools.
Monday April 30 6pm - Budget Informational Meeting (Madison Junior High)
Monday May 7 6pm - Budget Validation Meeting (Madison Junior High)
Tuesday May 15 8am - 8pm Budget Referendum Vote at the Madison Town Office