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  • 1. CCSESA CBO CONFERENCE Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Information and Update “ If You Are A COE, It’s All About Oversight” Presented by Joel Montero Chief Executive Officer FCMAT Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team
  • 2.
    • FCMAT Services
    • The New and Old of Proposition 98—
    • A Primer
    • Declining Enrollment Challenges
    • Charter School Oversight
    • Data Management – A Going Concern
    • Questions and Answers
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Overview
  • 3.
    • Independent/External
      • FCMAT is a Service Organization!
      • Field Staff
    • Management/Technical Assistance
      • Web Site www.fcmat.org
      • Help Desk
      • Ed Data
    • Fiscal Crisis Intervention
      • AB 1200
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team FCMAT Services
  • 4. Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team
  • 5.
    • Professional/Product Development
      • CBO/Mentor Program
      • SB 352 CBO Training Program
      • Budget Explorer v.2
      • Partnerships—CCSESA (BASC), ACSA, SSC, CASBO, CSBA
      • Free or Low Cost w/High Quality
    • Data Management
      • California School Information Services (CSIS)
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team FCMAT Services
  • 6.
    • The 2006-07 Budget
      • Being Wary of the Rosy Glow
      • The State’s Structural Deficit
      • Lessons From 1999
      • Informing the Collective Bargaining Process
      • But…..the California Economy is Strong?
    • The 2007-08 Budget??
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Budgets Now and Later
  • 7. Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team
  • 8.
    • A Better Understanding of 98
      • Constitutional Amendment ensuring funding stability for K-14
      • Guarantees the funding from the prior year adjusted for enrollment growth and inflation
      • Provides Legislature with “Savings” Options—Test 3
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Proposition 98—A Primer
  • 9.
    • A Better Understanding of 98
      • Understanding the Tests!
        • Test 1—(Status Quo) Simply the minimum guarantee
        • Enrollment growth=slow or none GF/Property Tax=strong
        • Test 2—(The Holy Grail) Growth in per capita income +40%
        • Enrollment growth=faster than normal GF/Property Tax=slow
        • Test 3—(Oops) Growth in General Fund + ½ % +40% but likely unfunded
        • Enrollment growth = flat GF = in the tank
        • Suspension
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Proposition 98—A Primer
  • 10.
    • LAO Suggests Movement Toward Test 1
    • Potential Impacts?
      • Collective Bargaining Strategies
        • Multi-Year Agreements More Challenging
        • Giving COLA
        • Healthcare Costs
        • Post Employment Benefits
    • Things to Monitor re: Prop 98
      • Over/Under Appropriation
      • Excess Funds
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Proposition 98—A Primer
  • 11.
    • COLA 4.04%
    • Deficit Reduction/Equalization .00%
    • Total Increase 4.04%
    • Step and Column ( 1.5% )
    • Health Benefit Costs ( 2.0% )
    • Declining Enrollment??? ( ? )
    • Cost Increases/Inflation? ( ? )
    • Total Available 0.54%
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Proposition 98—A Primer
  • 12.
    • Education Enters a Zero Growth Environment
      • California’s Population
      • Peaking of the Birthrate in 1990
      • Statewide enrollment growth is essentially flat
    • Focus on Enrollment and Staffing
      • Staying ahead of the enrollment curve
      • Facilities
      • Most LEAs are late to react
    • The Proposition 98 Connection…again
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Declining Enrollment
  • 13. Where Have All The Kindergartners Gone? Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team 1-12 Source: California Department of Health Services, Birth and Death Records
  • 14.
    • Charters
      • FCMAT Role
        • 600 Strong and growing
        • De-regulated public schools
        • Not Independent Government Entities
        • Must adhere to a variety of Laws and Codes
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Charter School Oversight
  • 15.
    • The Charter Authorizer
      • The role of the authorizing LEA does not end with the approval of the charter petition!!!
        • What we are seeing in the field
        • Authorizer potential liability
        • Every LEA contemplating a charter approval should consider their ability to provide oversight and respond accordingly
        • COEs should at least ask the right questions
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Charter School Oversight
  • 16.
    • The Authorizer has the responsibility to monitor:
      • All Federal regulations and statutes including NCLB and HQT
      • Credential requirements for “core” teachers
      • Rehabilitation Act—Section 504 compliance
      • Child abuse reporting—Penal Code
      • CA Building Code Title 24—not Field Act
      • Open meeting and Public Records Act applicable laws
      • Government Code, IRS Rules, Public Benefit Corporation Rules
      • Best defense—Transparent Petition and a Solid MOU
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Charter School Oversight
  • 17.
    • Does California Have a Vision for Data Management?
      • CSIS—What is it?
        • Data Management Utility
        • Student Identifiers (SSID) and Annual Maintenance
        • The Official Enrollment Count (not CBEDS)
        • Challenges
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Data Management
  • 18.
    • Does California Have a Vision for Data Management?
      • CALPADS—What is it? (California Longitudinal Pupil Assessment Data System)
        • Longitudinal Data Base for Assessment Information
        • Reporting base for NCLB data—Grad Rates/Dropouts
        • Depends on accuracy of SSIDs
        • Integrates with CSIS for State Reporting
        • Challenges
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Data Management
  • 19.
    • Does California Have a Vision for Data Management?
      • CSIS + CALPADS does not equal a complete, comprehensive, statewide Data System
      • What’s Missing?
        • LEA Access
        • LEA Tools
        • Real Records Transfer
        • LEA Funding/Support
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Data Management
  • 20.
    • Does California Have a Vision for Data Management?
      • Governor’s Budget Suggests an Accountability Function for Parents
        • School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs)
        • Educational Data Web Site
        • County Offices as the Intermediate Agency
    Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team Data Management
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