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Brewer begins new school budget process
By Nok-Noi Ricker
Friday, October 12, 2007 - Bangor Daily News
BREWER, MaineÂ "” Basically, the new budget process works like this: School boards vote on 11 budget categories "” special education, regular education, career/technical education, other instruction such as summer school, personnel, school administrative costs, system administrative costs, facilities/maintenance, transportation, debt service, all other expenditures.
After the school boards review, update, approve those budget items, the figures are presented to municipal leaders in each member community of that school system. Then the proposal goes out to a public vote.