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How do we pay for Maine's public schools?

K-12 Education makes up about 17.6% of state expenditures. Total state and local spending on K-12 education has declined about $17,120,625 between 2011 and 2017 when adjusted for inflation. During the same time, funding for schools has shifted from the state to local municipalities resulting in greater inequities in school funding depending on zip code.

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Education Spending in Maine