Yarmouth School Department Budget Information

FY18 Budget Development Process:

The budget approval process provides many opportunities for members of the public to provide the School Committee with input.  Please make note of the following dates and review the current and historical budget information provided on this page.

Important dates in this year's process include:

January 26 Overview of Budget – School Committee Meeting – 7:00 p.m., Log Cabin

                        Recommended FY18 Budget - Overview

                        Superintendent's Preliminary FY18 Budget - Line Item

January 30 Budget Workshop I – Monday evening, 6:00 p.m., Log Cabin 

February 6 Budget Workshop II – Monday evening, 6:00 p.m., Log Cabin 

February 9 School Committee – First Reading – 7:00 p.m., Log Cabin

March 9 School Committee – Second Reading – 7:00 p.m., Log Cabin

March 16 Budget Presentation to Town Council – 7:00 p.m., Log Cabin

March 30        Public Comment  to Town Council - 7:00 p.m., Log Cabin

April 6 Town Council – Public Hearing I and First Reading – 7:00 p.m., Log Cabin

May 4 Town Council – Public Hearing II and Second Reading – 7:00 p.m., Log Cabin

June 6 Town Meeting – 7:00 p.m. at Harrison Middle School

June 13 Budget Referendum – Voting to take place at R.W. Boyd AmVets Hall

Fiscal Year 17 Approved Line Item Budget

Budget by Cost Location

Director of Business Services

Herb Hopkins 
Phone: 207-846-5586
Fax: 207-846-2339

Samantha DavilaPayroll and Benefits
Melissa Marston,
Lorelei Sullivan, Accounts Payable Clerk 
(Located at Town Hall)
Phone: 207-846-9036
Fax: 207-846-2403

Budget Data:

Figure 1:  Yarmouth School enrollment has increased more than 13% since 2011, with nearly a 5% increase coming in the (2015-16) school year.

Figure 2:  Per pupil expenditures have remained relatively flat over the same time period, and are actually lower in 2016 than they were in 2010.

Figure 3:  State aid (General Purpose Aid, or GPA) to Yarmouth Schools has increased dramatically in recent years, due to increased enrollment.

Figure 4:  The combined impact of increased enrollment and increased state aid to Yarmouth is that the local per pupil commitment to education has decreased significantly in recent years.  In this figure, the local per pupil commitment is signified by the red markers.  The blue markers correspond with the total money spent per pupil, as shown in Figure 2, above.  The difference between the two in each year is the state aid.

Figure 5:  Fiscal Year 2016 is the last year for which the Department of Education has audited statistics.  This table shows a comparison of total per pupil expenditures among nine of the higher performing districts of Cumberland and York Counties.    As seen here, Yarmouth is now below the average among these nine districts.