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SAD 51

  • SAD 51 voters deadlock on school budget

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials are expected to recount ballots after Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters combined for a tie in the school budget validation referendum Tuesday. There aren't many ballots to recount: turnout in both towns was around 10 perc...

  • SAD 51 sends flat budget to Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors approved a flat school budget that is likely to appease some taxpayers' concerns, but at the cost of more than 10 full-time jobs. If the $28 million budget is approved by voters on May 26, Cumberland faces a pro...

  • SAD 51 approves flat school budget for May election

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 board approved a flat school budget to go to public vote in May. The $28 million budget includes recently controversial cuts, such as eliminating dean of students positions at the middle and high schools, but addresses many citiz...

  • No candidates yet for SAD 51 board seat

    CUMBERLAND — With an April 27 deadline looming, no one has filed nomination papers for one available School Administrative District 51seat up for election on June 9. The School Board seat available to Cumberland residents is currently occupied by Tom Shepar. If no one files paper...

  • Third try at SAD 51 budget brings 0% increase

    Deans, school cop in jeopardy; pay-to-play likely CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials presented a flat budget to a public hearing Tuesday, down from the 2.56 percent increase detailed last week. The 2.56 percent increase was down from an i...

  • SAD 51 board, public seek spending cuts

    Employees asked to consider renegotiations  CUMBERLAND — Despite a few positive financial surprises, including an increase of $231,000 in state aid for next year, School Administrative District 51 is still working to draft a budget palatable to taxpayers. The C...

  • SAD 51 expects $231K increase in state funding

    CUMBERLAND — Initial state subsidy information for fiscal 2010 was delivered to school superindentents late last week and the numbers "look positive" for School Administrative District 51, School Board Finance Chairman Tom Shepard said. Though figures won't be finalized ...

  • Optimism, caution as SAD 51 awaits stimulus info

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials are holding their breath as they wait for more information on the federal stimulus package, which some hope will offset the $350,000 curtailed from their budget earlier this year.

  • n-cumbsad51 SAD 51 OKs tuition students, expects 4.2% budget increase

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials approved policy changes Monday to accept tuition students beginning this fall.

  • n-cumbsad51-010809 State gives SAD 51 OK to remain independent

    CUMBERLAND — The Maine Department of Education has accepted an alternative reorganization plan from School Administrative District 51.