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Hermon Announcements & News

School Budget Meeting Warrant

 

SCHOOL BUDGET MEETING WARRANT

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

School Budget FY 2015-16

 

To:    Kristen Cushman, a Resident of the Town of Hermon, Penobscot County and State of Maine,

 

Greeting:

 

In the name of the State of Maine you are hereby requested to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Hermon, in said County of Penobscot, qualified by law to vote in said town affairs of the Election and Town Meeting described in this Warrant.

 

To the Voters of Hermon – District 2, Maine State Senate District 32, and Maine House of Representatives District 23:

 

    You are hereby notified that a Special Town Meeting in this Municipality will be held at the Hermon Middle School Gymnasium on Wednesday, the 27th of May A.D. 2015 to act on Articles 1 through 21.

    The meeting shall begin at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

ARTICLE 1:   To elect a Moderator to preside at said meeting.

  

ARTICLE  2:   To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for Regular Instruction.

    School Committee Recommends  $5,348,497.

  

ARTICLE  3:  To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for Special Education.

    School Committee Recommends  $1,755,312.

 

ARTICLE  4:    To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for Career and Technical Education.

    School Committee Recommends  $199,626.

  

ARTICLE  5:   To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for Other Instruction: Summer School, Extra and Co-curricular Activities.

     School Committee Recommends  $393,315.


ARTICLE  6:
  To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for Student and Staff Support.

    School Committee Recommends  $1,192,102.

 

ARTICLE  7:   To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for System Administration.

    School Committee Recommends  $364,454.

  

ARTICLE  8:   To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for School Administration.

    School Committee Recommends  $677,465.

 

ARTICLE  9:   To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for Student Transportation and Buses.

    School Committee Recommends  $478,700.

 

ARTICLE  10:   To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for Facilities Maintenance.

     School Committee Recommends  $1,435,728.

 

ARTICLE  11:  To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for Debt Service and Other Commitments.

     School Committee Recommends  $522,116.

 

ARTICLE  12:  To see what sum the Hermon School Department will be authorized to expend for Other Expenditures including School Lunch.

     School Committee Recommends  $35,000.

 

ARTICLE  13:  To see what sum the Town of Hermon will appropriate for the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act.

Recommends $8,834,865 and to see what sum the Town will raise as the Town’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act in accordance with the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15688.

    School Committee Recommends  $3,744,627.

 

The school administrative unit’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act is the amount of money determined by state law to be the minimum amount that a municipality must raise in order to receive the full amount of state dollars.

 
ARTICLE  14:  To see what sum the Town of Hermon will raise and appropriate for the annual payments on debt service previously approved by the town voters for non-state funded school construction projects, or non-state funded portions of school construction projects in addition to funds appropriated as local share of the Town’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.

    School Committee Recommends $522,116.

 

Non-state funded debt service is the amount of money needed for annual payments on Hermon’s long-term debt service for major capital school construction projects that are not approved for state subsidy.  The bonding of this long-term  debt was previously approved by the voters.

  

ARTICLE 15:  To see what sum the Town of Hermon will raise and appropriate in additional local funds for school purposes under Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690.

     School Committee Recommends $108,000.

 

The additional local funds are those locally raised funds over and above the Town of Hermon’s local contribution to the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act and local amounts raised for the annual payment on non-state funded debt service that will help the Town of Hermon budget for educational programs.

 

ARTICLE 16:  To see what sum the Town will authorize the School Committee to expend for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016 from the Town’s contribution to the total cost of funding public education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 as described in the Essential Programs and Services Act, non-state funded school construction projects, additional local funds for school purposes under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 15690, unexpended balances, tuition receipts, state subsidy and other receipts for support of schools.

    School Committee Recommends $12,402,315.

 

ARTICLE 17:    To see if the Town will authorize the school committee to expend in addition to Article 16, any sums as may be received from state and federal grants, aid, and receipts during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016 for school purposes provided that such grants, aid and receipts do not require expenditure of local funds not previously appropriated?

     School Committee Recommends   YES

 

ARTICLE 18:    Shall the Region Four Vocational Budget as approved by the Cooperative Board for the year July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 be approved in the amount of $2,232,777?

 

Cooperative Board for Regional Vocational Budget is not subject to amendment from the floor.  It may be accepted or rejected by the voters.  Hermon’s share of the Region Four budget is $199,626.

     School Committee Recommends   YES

 

ARTICLE 19:   Shall the Region Four Vocational Budget as approved by the Cooperative Board for adult education for the year July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 be approved in the amount of $207,587?

 

    The Region Four Vocational Budget for Adult Education supports adult education classes held at United Technologies Center in Bangor for communities that belong to the Region Four consortium.  Hermon’s share of the regional adult education budget is $3,034.

     School Committee Recommends   YES

ARTICLE 20:  To see what sum the Town of Hermon will raise and to appropriate the sum of (Recommend $35,000) in additional local dollars in support of the food service program.

     School Committee Recommends  $35,000.

 

ARTICLE 21:  To see if the Town of Hermon will authorize the School Committee to expend in fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016 any unanticipated state school general purpose aid that it may receive for that fiscal year.

    School Committee Recommends   YES

Municipal Election June 9, 2015

The 2015 School Budget Approval Meeting will be held on May 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Hermon Middle School Gym

The 2015 Municipal Elections will be held on June 9th, 2015 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Hermon Elementary School Gym.  Absentee ballots are currently available at the Town Office. 

The 2015 Annual Town Budget Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm on June 11, 2015 at the Hermon High School Auditorium. 

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Transfer Station Opening May 2


The transfer station opened Saturday, May 2, 2015.  The operation hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday except holiday weekends.  It is located at 200 New Boston Road.  Wayne Dorr is the transfer station attendee. 

Please stop into the town office and get your yearly $5.00 transfer station sticker.

Substitute Teachers Needed

If you have interest in becoming a substitute teacher for the Hermon School Department, an application is available at the Superintendent's Office, 31 Billings Road, Tel. 848-4084.  Office hours are 8 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday.

 

Fingerprinting through the Maine Department of Education, for which there is a fee, is required.  The rate of pay for a substitute is $60/day.

 

Activity Bus Driver


Hermon School Department
    Activity Bus Driver

Must hold or be eligible for CDL with school bus endorsement
and available for after school sporting events.
$12/hour

Please click here for non teaching application.

Zoning Board of Appeals Openings


The Town of Hermon has two openings for alternate voting members on the zoning board of appeals.   If you are interested, please contact Annette Merrithew at 848-1010 or by email at merrithewa@hermon.net

Hermon's Legislature Contacts

Governor Paul LePage

Office of the Governor
#1 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0001

Telephone:  207-287-3531
TTY (207) 287-6548
Fax:  207-287-1034

Email:  governor@maine.gov


Senator Geoff Gratwick

Geoffrey Gratwick (D-Penobscot)
District 32
1230 Kenduskeag Ave.
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 287-1515
Email:  Sengeoff.gratwick@legislature.maine.gov

Representative Roger Reed

Roger Reed(R-Carmel)
District 23
278 Murray Road
Carmel, ME 04419
(207) 848-5136
Email:  RepRoger.Reed@legislature.maine.gov

Chairs of the Transportation Committee

Senator Edward Mazurek
House Representative Charles Theriault

Chairs of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs

Senator Dawn Hill
House Representative Margaret Rotundo

Contact Information for all Senators:

3 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-1540
800-423-6900
TTY (207)287-1583

Contact Information for all House Representatives:

2 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 287-1400
800-423-2900
TTY  (207)287-4469


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