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
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
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
Budget by Cost LocationHerb Hopkins
Samantha Davila, Payroll and Benefits
Melissa Marston, Receptionist/Secretary
Lorelei Sullivan, Accounts Payable Clerk
(Located at Town Hall)
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 2014 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. The total expenditure for Yarmouth varies slightly from that shown in Figure 2 because Figure 2 shows the budgeted amount for the year, and Figure 5 shows the actual expended amount. As seen here, Yarmouth is now slightly above the average among these nine districts.
Figure 6: Often, Yarmouth Schools are compared with three other high-performing districts in Cumberland County, as we attempt to set the highest standards for our schools' performance and efficiency. This figure compares per pupil expenditures for the 2013-2014 school year between Yarmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, and MSAD 51 in Cumberland. As shown here, Yarmouth is right at the average for the four districts.