In order to preserve services at the least cost, a One-Town Concept operates to reduce the budget for both the School Department and non-school departments. For example, the school business manager and payroll clerk also perform those services for non-school departments. The Facilities Department is responsible for all town buildings, including the school campus, and is funded from both the school department and non-school department budgets. Similarly, the Information Technology Department is operated out of the school department with partial non-school department funding, but is responsible for technology needs town-wide. The Public Works Department, which is funded from the non-school department budget, is responsible for plowing the school
campus and maintaining all athletic fields.
- excerpted from the Cape Elizabeth 2007 Comprehensive Plan