Upcoming school board meetings
During the RSU 20 Finance Committee meeting and Regular Board Meeting on August 13 the following meetings were scheduled. Meetings sometimes change and changes are announced at theIr website, www.rsu20.org.
The BOD is offering two public forums. These are not to be confused with the state mandated Public Budget Forum with public participation prior to the budget vote. The board seeks public comment on the budget. This is your opportunity to speak and make your opinions known. The first begins at 6:30 p.m. August 20 at the Troy Howard Middle School. The second is at 6:30 p.m. August 21 at the Searsport District Middle High School.
The Finance Committee will convene again at 5:30 p.m. August 27 at the Central Office in Belfast. A special board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. August 29 in the Central Office.
The Public Budget Forum, in which section 1486 of Title 20A allows the public to raise or lower amounts of the budget, is slated for September 3.
The next Budget Validation Referendum vote is September 10.
Please participate as many meetings as possible. If it is not possible for you to attend any of them, you can still help. Go to the website, wwwrsu20.org, find the name of your town's director or directors and email your opinion. After two failed votes, the board is frustrated and it is your responsibility to, at least, tell them how you feel.