Impact on School Districts

If the Stand Up for Students ballot initiative is successful, schools across the state will see increases in state funding for their students. The initiative will generate an estimated $157 million more per year to begin with in state funding and is expected to increase over time. Below are some examples of the impact the additional state funding would have on individual districts. These increases are additional state funding that would have been received by each district in the 2015-2016 year if the initiative was in effect.

  • Auburn $2,784,294
  • Augusta $2,137,657
  • Bangor $3,507,275
  • Biddeford $3,301,761
  • Ellsworth $1,493,538
  • Lewiston $3,154,086
  • Portland $10,813,871
  • Sanford $2,019,675
  • Scarborough $5,044,590
  • RSU 17 (Oxford Hills) $3,189,550
  • RSU 54 (Skowhegan) $2,321,485
  • RSU 39 (Caribou) $649,179

*Figures based on a mill rate expectation of 6.8