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Public Hearing and Budget Workshop Notice
Public Hearing and Budget Workshop Notice
Dawn Fickett
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that the MSAD #37 Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 using the ZOOM app to discuss the Child and Adult Care Food Program requirement and decide whether or not to opt out of the program.

The law for this program (LD 577) was enacted in June of 2019 and requires school districts to participate in the program providing afterschool snacks/meals if at least 50% of the students in the district qualify for free or reduced-price lunches AND offers an afterschool enrichment activity that is open to ALL.  It is important to note that the district does not have such a program, as our afterschool program currently in place is not open to all grade levels. 

In order to participate in CACFP, the district would need to start an afterschool enrichment program that was open to all.  We believe this would be cost-prohibitive, especially since we already have the EdGE program in place and provide free snacks to all participants of that program.

If districts decide not to participate, school boards must take a vote to opt out of CACFP.

We encourage interested citizens to join our ZOOM meeting using the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/621444150?pwd=bnVhdXZYREF0cTNCLzhhb1RQeWpKZz09

Meeting ID: 621 444 150

Password: msad37

We will also hold Budget Workshop #3 to finalize the 2020-2021 budget before the board votes to approve it or not.