Whitefield enacted a tax cap in 1993 that sets its school budget responsibilitie
Whitefield enacted a tax cap in 1993 that sets its school budget responsibilities at a predetermined level, cutting off all further budget discussions and overriding funding decisions voted at the annual town meeting. The town, a member of Union 51, controls only a small portion of its school budget, with the tuition budget for high school students untouchable. Funding for the local elementary school has been cut, resulting in the loss of numerous classroom teachers and invaluable teaching experience. The worst damage from the tax cap may not be the budget cuts, but its effect on the community. Details.
Gold, Donna, "Whitefield enacted a tax cap in 1993 that sets its school budget responsibilitie" (1995). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1398.