Anoka-Hennepin School District Levy Hearing Presentation


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Slide deck from Anoka-Hennepin School District's 2011 Levy Information Public Hearings Sept. 15 and 19. Anoka-Hennepin is a public school district just north of St. Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota. Informational video (the first one) was provided by Lifetouch, Inc. at no cost to the taxpayers of the district.

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  • Anoka-Hennepin School District Levy Hearing Presentation

    1. 1. 2011 Referendum Levy Renew and Preserve <ul><li>September 15 – Champlin Park High School </li></ul><ul><li>September 19 – Coon Rapids High School </li></ul>
    2. 2. John Hoffman Vice Chair of Anoka-Hennepin School Board
    3. 3. Purpose of meeting <ul><li>• School Board priority: Involve citizens in making decisions about their schools </li></ul><ul><li>• Provide information on renewal of 2011 levy </li></ul><ul><li>• Provide information on consequences if levy renewal is not approved by voters – additional cuts </li></ul><ul><li>• Get public input on cuts to be made if levy is not renewed </li></ul>
    4. 4. Future Focus Team <ul><li>Facing an uncertain future: Investigate and identify most critical components of an education </li></ul><ul><li>“ Increase revenues through a successful referendum would minimize need for large-scale cuts. The School Board must be prepared to make tough choice whether or not a referendum is passed.” </li></ul>
    5. 5. Referendum overview video
    6. 6. Overview of levy questions <ul><li>Levy approved in 2007 expires next year </li></ul><ul><li>Provides $1,044 per student for 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>$48 million per year in revenue </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction this size requires 10-14 months to plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Question 1: A no tax increase renewal </li></ul>
    7. 7. Overview of levy questions <ul><li>1994 bond was last successful voter-approved technology funding </li></ul><ul><li>Funded piecemeal: Parent/school fundraisers, Microsoft settlement, one-time state testing funds </li></ul><ul><li>Provides $3 million per year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase academic success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare students for college and workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$2.58 per month tax increase on a $180,000 home </li></ul><ul><li>Not contingent on approval of question 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Question 2: School instructional technology </li></ul>
    8. 8. CPHS Technology Video
    9. 9. Overview of levy questions <ul><li>Contingent on approval of Question 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Provides $260 per student for 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Up to $12 million per year in revenue authority </li></ul><ul><li>Hold down class sizes if state funding continues to lag </li></ul><ul><li>$10.22 per month tax increase on a $180,000 home </li></ul><ul><li>Question 3: Stopgap protection </li></ul>
    10. 10. Dennis Carlson Superintendent
    11. 11. Anoka-Hennepin statistics <ul><li>Largest district in Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>About 38,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>6,000 full- and part-time employees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest employer in Anoka County behind Medtronic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Serves 5.1 million breakfasts and lunches per year </li></ul><ul><li>Buses travel 6.2 million miles per year </li></ul>
    12. 12. A great school district <ul><li>Graduation rate remains high </li></ul><ul><li>Test scores continue to improve and remain above the state average – very nice jump this year </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 – we continue to see gains in math and literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Real progress in achievement gap in some areas </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing concern for A-H students: cost of college combined with limited job opportunities and low salaries </li></ul>
    13. 13. Our mission <ul><li>It is the primary mission of the Anoka-Hennepin School District to effectively educate each of our students for success </li></ul>
    14. 14. State funding <ul><li>2012-13 </li></ul>
    15. 15. Comparison <ul><li>Anoka-Hennepin $10,400 </li></ul><ul><li>State average $10,301 </li></ul><ul><li>Metro average $10,757 </li></ul><ul><li>Metro Difference </li></ul><ul><li>$357 x 39,505 students = $14.1 million </li></ul><ul><li>Source: 2009-10 MDE Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Total general fund revenue per student </li></ul>
    16. 16. Referendum levies fund basics <ul><li>Years ago referendum levies provided enhancements communities wanted </li></ul><ul><li>Referendum levies are now part of the mix of school funding </li></ul><ul><li>Now they pay for basic operation (teachers, textbooks, heat and lights) </li></ul><ul><li>90 percent of Minnesota school districts use referendum levies </li></ul>
    17. 18. What If We Lost the Levy? <ul><li>We would cut 568 more teachers and about 140 additional staff </li></ul><ul><li>We would close 5 additional buildings (4 elementary and 1 middle school) </li></ul><ul><li>We would lose entire programs and services </li></ul><ul><li>We would lose many student activities </li></ul><ul><li>All fees would rise substantially </li></ul><ul><li>Our competitiveness & students would be at risk </li></ul>
    18. 19. Michelle Vargas Chief Financial Officer
    19. 20. Actual spending <ul><li>Audited, final expenditures </li></ul>
    20. 21. Question 1 – Renew $48 million <ul><li>12% of budget </li></ul>
    21. 22. Necessary Areas
    22. 23. <ul><li>High Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$10.3 million including 122 positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Middle Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$9.3 million including 150 positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elementary Schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$13.8 million including 223 positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$5.4 million including 146 positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Administration & Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$8.3 million including 59 positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$310K including 5 positions </li></ul></ul>Budget Impact 2013-2014 <ul><li>Loss of $48 million referendum revenue </li></ul>
    23. 24. <ul><li>Total Reductions/Reallocations $47.4 million </li></ul><ul><li>Total Positions 621 to 705 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>568 Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>530 Reduced </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>11 Restructured to Federal and Capital Funding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>27 Special Ed. teachers (funding restructured) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>137 Principals, Administrators, Custodians, Para Educators and other staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>91 Reduced </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>46 Para FTE Restructured to Capital Funding </li></ul></ul></ul>Budget Impact 2013-2014 <ul><li>Loss of $48 million referendum revenue </li></ul>
    24. 25. Class size video
    25. 26. John Hoffman Vice Chair of Anoka-Hennepin School Board
    26. 27. Be informed <ul><li>Community Report on Accountability (Aug. ’11) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Anoka-Hennepin (Aug. ’11) </li></ul><ul><li>Required Ballot Mailer (early Oct. ’11) </li></ul><ul><li>General levy information brochure (late Oct. ’11) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Flyers from schools </li></ul><ul><li>School communication to families </li></ul>
    27. 28. Your turn <ul><li>Speak to the board this evening </li></ul><ul><li>Limit five minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Write comments on sheets provided </li></ul><ul><li>Send email to: </li></ul>
    28. 29. More information <ul><li>Information on the levy will be posted on the district Web site at </li></ul><ul><li>Answers to questions about the budget will be compiled and posted on the Web site </li></ul>
    29. 30. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>for your participation </li></ul><ul><li>Please vote November 8 </li></ul>