For many years now, it's been mutually agreed
between the Town and the school board here in Guildhall that the School
reimburses the town for half (50%) of all Nemrc costs, ie the agreement itself,
the disaster recovery plan, any trainings or consultations associated
with Nemrc, etc. This of course makes a lot of sense, not only
because the school books are kept on nemrc accounting modules, but because nemrc
provides the grand list and Tax Admin tools we need to collect both municipal
and school taxes.
However, of late I've also been wondering (I'm a
relatively new Treasurer, just 1.5 yrs now), if it would also make sense for the
school to pay for half (or at least some portion) of the listers' budget.
After all, pretty much everything the listers do and everything they spend is
related to raising municipal and school taxes. (Obviously, the school
board would have to approve such an expenditure.)
How is this handled in other towns?