• Phone :
    • (207) 874-8100
    • Address :
    • 353 Cumberland AvePortland, Maine 04101
    • Connect with us:

FY20 School Budget Approved

this is content
FY20 School Budget Approved
Posted on 06/13/2019
This is the image for the news article titled FY20 School Budget ApprovedPortland residents at the polls June 11 validated the Portland Public Schools’ $117.4 million budget for fiscal year 2020. According to official results from the office of the City Clerk, the vote to validate the budget was 1,746, or 72 percent, in favor, and 691, or 28 percent, opposed, a margin of more than 2 to 1.

Portland Superintendent Xavier Botana issued the following statement in response:

“Thank you, Portland voters, for once again demonstrating that this is a community that believes in the importance and value of public education by approving our school budget for the 2019-2020 school year. This budget is a responsible one approved by both the Portland Board of Public Education and the City Council. It preserves  current staffing and programming and also allows us to implement key improvements, such as expanded pre-kindergarten classes and a well-resourced behavioral health continuum. Thanks to the Portland community’s consistent support for our schools, we can now move forward and focus on the important work of preparing for the coming school year.”