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FY 2008-2009 Budget Reporting – Due August 15, 2008
ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER: 27
TO: Superintendents of Schools
A MEDMS Financial System “Getting Started” User Guide is available on our website to assist you with loading your budget data into the system. The user guide is available at
Section III of the document, entitled “Financial Submissions”, will guide you through the data file upload process. All school units will need to submit two completed budget files: Budget Revenue and Budget Expenditure by August 15, 2008. In addition, SADs, CSDs and RSUs will need to submit the supplemental spreadsheet referenced above to detail budget assessments to member towns.
Additional documents are available from the Department of Education’s homepage at the Internet address given above to assist you in your budget process:
For use by school administrative districts, community school districts and regional school units:
Statutory information pertaining to budgets may be accessed as follows: http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/ General budget statutes are located in 20-A M.R.S.A. §15690 through §15694. Budget statutes specific to school administrative districts may be found in 20-A M.R.S.A. §1302 through §1309. Budget statutes specific to community school districts may be found in 20-A M.R.S.A. §1701 through §1701-C. Budget statutes specific to regional school units may be found in 20-A M.R.S.A §1482 through §1488.
The following deadline must be met by filing the following information with the Department of Education, School Finance and Operations Team:
2. For school administrative districts, community school districts and regional school units, a completed "Summary of Approved Budget and Report of School Appropriations" spreadsheet for 2008-2009. (This spreadsheet may be uploaded to the MEDMS Financial System as a supplementary document).
3. A copy of the vote declaration to show that the budget was passed. (If available in electronic format, these documents may be uploaded to the MEDMS Financial System as a supplementary document).
4. A copy of the corresponding warrant or resolution. (If available in electronic format, these documents may be uploaded to the MEDMS Financial System as a supplementary document).
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