Message to districts: Updated ED 279s posted for FY 2016

The following Priority Notice was distributed to school superintendents and business managers today regarding updated FY 2016 ED 279s:

Dear Superintendents and Business Managers,

The Department is pleased to let you know that we have just posted updated FY 2016 (2015-16 school year) State subsidy printouts, known as ED 279s, here on our website.

These printouts reflect the enacted biennial budget (PL 2015 Ch. 267) and all action to date by the Legislature. Additionally, these numbers take into account minor adjustments that resulted from updated reporting by districts to our Department. The mill expectation ED 279s has been enacted at 8.23. The FY2016 State’s total share of General Purpose Aid is $983,647,195, an increase from $943,846,108 distributed in FY 2015.

You can view updated FY 2016 subsidy amounts by school administrative unit here (make sure to select “2016” from the Fiscal Year drop-down menu).

If you have any questions as you review these printouts, please contact our School Finance and Operations Team at 624-6790 or email joanne.allen@maine.gov, tyler.backus@maine.gov or paula.b.gravelle@maine.gov.