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  • 1. LOOKING AHEAD 1
  • 2. RSU Budget 2010 - 2011 (Current revenue: $17.5 million $1.2 million less than 2009-2010) To maintain the status quo, we would need $1.4 million in additional revenues. This is an opportunity to re-evaluate how we deliver education in our schools, while planning for the future. We are going to have to make some very structured changes to our school district - certain things need to be immediate, dramatic and impactful! 2
  • 3. This is Real Metaphors used by the state to paint the picture for education over the next three years. 2009/2010 - Evans Notch ($319,500) 2010/2011 - Tuckerman’s Ravine ($1,194,000+) 2011/2012 - Grand Canyon - ($1,600,000, estimated) 3
  • 4. What we are up against for A GPA reduction of $1,194,000+ for 2010/2011 An increase in wages and benefits A poor economy A resistance to tax increases in our three towns 4
  • 5. Considerations class sizes - student/teacher ratios programs/class offerings salary and benefit increases transportation - bus routes, athletics, field trips staff reductions - district wide maintenance/custodial - how to maintain our schools central office - how to streamline alternative middle school models 5
  • 6. The Question What school structures and programming allow RSU 16 to provide the best possible educational experience to our students that both reflects the current fiscal crisis and is sustainable over the long term? 6
  • 7. We have already made multiple and substantial cuts over the past two years. 7
  • 8. PRHS Whittier PCS 20 positions 4 positions 7.5 positions cut cut cut Central Office 5 district-wide 4 furlough 4 positions transportation days for all cut positions cut staff Minot All Elm Street 4 positions Freshman 6.5 positions cut sports cut cut 50 positions cut  $1.6 million saved 8
  • 9. Administration & Support 4 positions cut from Central Office (Food services director, facilities director, 2 secretaries) 5 district transportation positions cut (3 bus drivers, 1 dispatcher, 1 bus director) 9 positions cut at PRHS (Dean of faculty, school resource officer, special education team leader, speech therapist, 2 secretaries, 2 maintenance, 1 custodian) 3 positions cut in K-8 schools (1/2 assistant principal at PCS, 1 guidance and 1/2 secretary at ESS, 1 food services director at Minot) 9
  • 10. Teachers & Ed Techs PCS: 5 teachers, 2 ed techs cut Elm Street: 4 teachers, 1 ed tech cut Minot: 2 teachers, 1 ed tech cut Whittier: 3 teaching positions and 1 ed tech cut; a guidance reduction PRHS: 11 teaching positions cut, including elimination of HS Latin program 10
  • 11. Other Cost Savings Extra- and Co-Curricular Program All freshman sports cut, transportation reductions 4 Furlough Days for all administrators, teachers, and staff throughout the district, 2009-2010 11
  • 12. Cost per Pupil State of RSU 16 Maine RSU 16** Rank Average* Out of 277 Elementary 44th (k-8) $9,128.46 $7,796.77 (232 districts spend more than us) Cost per Pupil Secondary 149th (9-12) $10,650.68 $10,689.52 (127 districts spend more than us) Cost per Pupil Combined 60th Cost per $9,624.71 $8,706.94 (216 districts spend more than us) Pupil *2008-2009 data; **2009-2010 data 12
  • 13. The Plan Organize our budget committees Administrative Budget Retreat(s) Roll out 2010/2011 budget to school committee on March 1st Establish Middle School Exploration Committee Community Listening Sessions School committee meetings: March 15, 29 Middle School Exploration Committee meeting, March 17 Middle School Exploration Committee recommendation to School Board: March 29 Set dates for town meetings/coffee houses/listening sessions 13
  • 14. Plan A Eliminated Programs/Positions High School World Language-French Junior/Senior Individualized Team District Music K-6 Central Office Reduction NWEA K-8 Middle School ELA Teacher 7/8 Tech Ed 7/8 Health K-8 Art Administrator Middle School Spanish 14
  • 15. Plan A Reduced/Modified Programs High School Art Physical Education K-8 PCS Library District IT Guidance Counselor/Social Work Psych Services Custodial Services Gifted/Talented Services Class Size Increase, K-6 15
  • 16. Plan A Total Savings with Plan A $1,089,302 16
  • 17. Proposed Plan A: Slash and Burn Under proposed plan A, taxes apportioned to schools would increase by an average of 4.28%. 17
  • 18. Proposed Plan A Poland’s share: 0.14 mil increase $14 annual tax increase*  Minot’s share: 0.62 mil increase $62 annual tax increase*  Mechanic Falls’ share: 0.52 mil increase $52 annual tax increase* 18 *increase based on $100,000 home
  • 19. Plan B Bi-town Middle School Eliminated Programs/Positions • High School World Language-French • Junior/Senior Individualized Team • District Music K-6 • Central Office Reduction • NWEA K-8 • 7/8 Teachers (two positions) • Special Education Ed Tech (one position) • Minot Athletics (combined with ESS) • Middle School Spanish 19
  • 20. Plan B Bi-town Middle School Reduced/Modified Programs • High School Art • Physical Education K-6 • PCS Library • District IT • Guidance Counselor/Social Work • Psych Services • Custodial Services • Gifted/Talented Services • Class Size Increase, K-6 • High School Music 20
  • 21. Plan B Bi-town Middle School Total Savings with Plan B $983,039 21
  • 22. Proposed Plan B: Bi-Town Middle School Under proposed plan B, taxes apportioned to schools would increase by an average of 5.66%. 22
  • 23. Proposed Plan B Poland’s share: 0.26 mil increase $26 annual tax increase*  Minot’s share: 0.77 mil increase $77 annual tax increase*  Mechanic Falls’ share: 0.66 mil increase $66 annual tax increase* 23 *increase based on $100,000 home
  • 24. Plan C Tri-town Middle School Eliminated Programs/Positions High School World Language-French Junior/Senior Individualized Team District Music K-6 Central Office Reduction NWEA K-8 7/8 Teachers (four positions) Special Education Ed Techs (two positions) Minot & ESS Athletics (combine with WMS) Special Education Teacher Middle School Spanish 24
  • 25. Plan C Tri-town Middle School Reduced/Modified Programs High School Art District Tech Ed 7/8 Health Physical Education K-6 PCS Library District IT Guidance Counselor/Social Work Psych Services Custodial Services Gifted/Talented Services 25
  • 26. Plan C Tri-town Middle School Total Savings with Plan C $1,211,981 26
  • 27. Proposed Plan C: Tri-Town Middle School Under proposed plan C, taxes apportioned to schools would increase by an average of 4.53%. 27
  • 28. Proposed Plan C Poland’s share: 0.16 mil increase $16 annual tax increase*  Minot’s share: 0.65 mil increase $65 annual tax increase*  Mechanic Falls’ share: 0.54 mil increase $54 annual tax increase* 28 *increase based on $100,000 home
  • 29. With no staff or program cuts, taxes apportioned to schools would increase by an average of 15.67%. 29
  • 30. Poland’s share: 1.24 mil increase $124 annual tax increase*  Minot’s share: 2.04 mil increase $204 annual tax increase*  Mechanic Falls’ share: 1.85 mil increase $185 annual tax increase* 30 *increase based on $100,000 home
  • 31. Our Future Those individuals and organizations that are most effective do not experience fewer problems, less-stressful situations, and greater fortune-they just deal with them differently. Michael Fullan 31