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Dear Community Members,

Thank you for your support of the FY16 Bangor School Department budget. I am pleased to report with the Legislature’s vote to override the Governor’s veto on the State’s budget, Bangor will receive an additional $631,012 in general purpose aid for education.

The City Council and the School Committee voted to use $274,972 of this amount to zero out the increase in the local tax rate for schools and put the remaining $356,040 into a reserve account for capital improvement. This sound fiscal management strategy will allow the City to continue work on the capital improvement plan and ultimately save money in the long run. The FY16 tax rate dedicated to the School Department will be $9.88 per mill, which is down -.12 from the FY15 mill rate of $10.

The Bangor School Department appreciates your support and remains committed to providing a high quality education for the students while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

Sincerely,

 Betsy M. Webb, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools (Contact)