GPA 2009-2010

General Purpose Aid to Schools: 2009-2010 preliminary figures

FY10 GPA Figures

It is hard to understand how there could be such huge differences between FY09 and FY10 figures at the school system level. Even the "new, improved" RSUs are showing startling imbalances.

Given the ARRA stabilization funds, one would have expected that the numbers would have remained that way - stable. The reorganization penalties aren't even having an obvious impact. How did this happen?

One hopes the Legislature will take a hard look at the EPS formula and figure out how to more equitably distribute the almost billion dollars the state puts into Maine schools.

Gainers and Losers: by total dollars


10 biggest gainers:
Lewiston $3,569,060
Westbrook $2,828,957
Portland $2,640,346
RSU 46 / SAD 46: Dexter $1,922,110
RSU 6 / SAD 6: Standish $1,675,892
RSU 54 / SAD 54: Skowhegan $1,156,522
Gorham $1,102,241
Bangor $747,373
RSU 24: Ellsworth $658,080
RSU 19: Newport $654,397
10 biggest losers:
RSU 61 / SAD 61: Bridgton ($1,094,202)
RSU 17 / SAD 17: Oxford, Norway ($797,779)
Jay ($772,230)
WELLS-OGUNQUIT CSD ($768,598)
RSU 38: Readfield, Manchester ($754,060)
RSU 13: Rockland, Thomaston ($686,474)
RSU 44 / SAD 44: Bethel ($681,531)
RSU 12: Wiscasset ($639,466)
RSU 18: Oakland ($636,262)
RSU 68 / SAD 68: Dover-Foxcroft ($585,094)

Gainers and Losers: by percentage of budget


Biggest gainers by percent
Caratunk 23.5%
RSU 46 / SAD 46: Dexter 22.1%
Reed Plt. 18.1%
Woodland 17.4%
Baileyville 14.5%
Highland Plt. 13.7%
Gilead 10.7%
Westbrook 10.1%
Machiasport 9.1%
Bancroft 8.9%
Biggest losers by percent
Cooper -14.2%
Waite -14.4%
Eastport -15.1%
Whitneyville -15.1%
Whiting -15.3%
Cutler -16.3%
Crawford -17.3%
Hersey -17.4%
Medford -17.9%
Dedham -19.6%