Mount Desert Island High School funding formula
On Dec. 4, the Mount Desert Island region's League of Towns sponsored a public forum to discuss the funding formula for the MDI Regional High School.
At the forum, Superintendent Rob Liebow gave this Powerpoint presentation(32Mb *.ppt) on the history and application of the funding formula with cross-town comparisons of tax effects on equivalent taxpayers.
...And here (updated 12/09) are some further figures:
Cost/student under formula of 33% enrollment + 67% valuation (09-10)
Tax effort in mills: 2009-10 assessments by same formula divided by each town's 3-year average state valuation
HS tax burden to like-valued homes under present formula (2007 figures)
Comment and vote in a poll