He said that although the district spends less than the state requires under its Essential Programs and Services model, it has been able to make up that difference the past few years using federal funds, such and those from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. With those funds now gone and a state mandate that says next year the district must pick up 100 percent of the required educational funding under EPS, the towns must now pay a higher share of the costs.

“This is cruel,” Holt said of the formula.



Norway manager in ‘shock’ over town’s share of school budget

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