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Understanding the 2011-2012 CMS Budget

Understanding the 2011-2012 CMS Budget

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    • Understanding the 2011-12 CMS Budget March 22, 2011
    • About MeckEd
      • Non-profit that mobilizes leaders & engages community so all CMS students achieve significant academic success
      • Independent voice for public education that can be trusted throughout community
      • Create opportunities for community, funders and schools to work together for what is best for our schools and students
    • Our Role in Budget Process
      • CMS budget cuts are unprecedented, painful
      • CMS staff has recommended a plan to cut with least detriment to achieving strategic education goals
      • Provide reliable information about the CMS budget
      • Help leaders share facts about the new budget
      • Encourage continued engagement with schools
    • Informed Dialogue Essential
      • Our community needs a strong CMS.
      • CMS needs informed community discussion, understanding.
      • We must come together to ensure every student ’s academic success.
      • MeckEd is reaching out for your help.
    • Progress on Achievement (2010)
      • 94% of schools met or exceeded state standards for academic growth
      • Math proficiency in Grades 3-8 grew to 75% (from 64% in 2006)
      • High school EOC testing performance up to 79% (from 66% in 2006)
      • Achievement gaps narrowing between student subgroup
      • Graduation rate rose to 70%, up 4% from 2009
      • State: 55.2%
      Who Funds CMS Schools (2010-2011 Budget)
      • Other Local: 2.4%
      • Federal/Grants: 16.1%
      • Includes $67.9 million in stimulus funding. No stimulus funds available for 2011-12.
      • Mecklenburg County: 26.3%
      55.2% 26.3% 16.1% 2.4%
    • What ’s Causing Budget Crisis
      • Slow economy reduces state revenue
      • N.C. faces $3.7 billion budget shortfall
        • Public schools appropriation: 37% of state general fund
      • State agencies must plan for budget reductions of 5, 10 and 15%
      • Similar county funding reductions could come
      • Federal stimulus funds to states are gone
    • Outlook for 2011-12
      • Federal funding:  $15 million
      • State funding:  $32-95 million (5-15% cut of current funding )
      • County funding:  $15-45 million (5-15% cut of current funding)
      • $15 million increase needed to sustain operations, enrollment growth
    • Outlook for 2011-12
      • Total budget reduction needed: (Given state funding % cut levels & flat allocation from county)
      5%  10%  15%  $62 million $93 million $125 million
    • The Big Picture Impact Per-student spending
      • 2010:
      • $8,523
      Takes us back to 2001-2003 spending levels. 2011-12: $7,263
    • Key Factors in Budget Plans
      • Make cuts with least impact on classroom first
      • Support 2014 strategic plan to continue CMS academic and other achievements
      • Be prepared for the worst funding scenarios, although uncertainty exists
      • Request county funding for expenses related to growth & sustaining operations ($15 million)
      • Establish budget flexibility
    • Strategic Plan Focus Areas
      • Effective teaching & leadership
      • Data-driven performance management
      • Increase the graduation rate
      • Teach and learn through technology
      • Environmental stewardship
      • Parent and community connections
    • Proposed Budget Cuts
      • 1. Central Support & Operations:
      • $21.10m 11.4% of budget 206 positions
      • 2. Academic Services:
      • $8.74m 5.3% of budget 102 positions
      • 3. Schools:
      • $61.37m 10.5% of budget 1,045 positions
      • Subtotal:
      • $91.2 million 1,353 positions
    • Proposed Budget Cuts
      • 4. Federal funding gap:
        • Bright Beginnings: $8.45m 154 positions
        • Midwood Relocation: $464k 9 positions
      • Total Proposed:
      • $100,122,498 1,516 positions
      • *Bright Beginnings reduction total is $10,417,921; the remaining $1969,340, a local funding reduction, is embedded in department reductions on the previous slide.
      • **Midwood relocation reduction total is $969,617; the remaining $505,566 is embedded in departmental and school reductions on the previous slide.
    • Early Decisions
      • Needed to allow families, teachers and administrators maximum time to plan
        • School closures (Fall 2010)
        • Weighted Student Staffing change (Formula: 1.3  1.25)
        • Changes in bell schedules that resulted in longer instruction day for elementary schools (+45 min)
    • What ’s Next
      • March - April 2011
        • Early budget decisions move forward
        • State budget estimates confirmed
        • CMS confirms sustaining operations, growth and new initiatives costs based on state funding allocation
        • Board of Ed. budget work sessions
        • CMS finalizes budget recommendation
        • Final budget recommendation to Board of Ed.
      • May 10: Budget approved by Board
    • Moving Ahead Together
      • Continuing CMS achievement gains requires our support, involvement
      • Keep informed, share the facts
        • Visit MeckEd website often - www.mecked.org
      • Get involved
        • Volunteer in schools
        • Be active in PTSA, attend meetings
        • “ Step Up Charlotte” engagement - www.soulsofourteachers.org
        • “ Get Real 2011” meetings - www.getreal2011.org
        • Communities in Schools - www.cischarlotte.org
    • Make Your Voice Heard
      • Contact CMS Board of Education members
      • Comment at CMS Board meetings
      • Join community discussions, such as:
        • Get Real 2011: Crossroads Charlotte www.getreal2011.org
    • Discussion