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Presentation to HHH community regarding elementary aspects of the 2009-2010 budget.

Presentation to HHH community regarding elementary aspects of the 2009-2010 budget.

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  • 1. Half Hollow Hills Central School District Elementary PTA Budget Presentation 3/26/2009
  • 2. Highest Achieving Among the lowest per pupil expenditure
  • 3. Enrollment trend
  • 4. Enrollment Trend
  • 5. Enrollment Trend
  • 6. Class Sizes
    • Board of Education Policy for Class Sizes
      • Kindergarten and First Grade – 22
      • Second Grade – 24
      • Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades – 26
      • Grades Six through Twelve - 28
  • 7. Budget-to-Budget comparison
    • NYS Contingency Formula Budget Cap is 120% of CPI or 4% whichever is lower
    • Contingent budget formula cap for 2009/10 is 4.0% per NYS Educ. Dept.
    • 2009/10 Proposed Budget is already below the NYS formula cap
    $202,345,358 3.14% $202,949,762 3.45% $204,035,832 4.0% $205,310,849 4.65% $196,188,300 Total Budget % Change Preliminary Budget 2009/10 As of 3/23/09 Preliminary Budget 2009/10 As of 3/9/09 NYS Contingency Formula Budget Cap 2009/10 Rollover Budget 2009/10 (estimated cost of rolling forward budget as is) Adopted Budget 2008/09
  • 8. 2009/10 Budget Reductions totaling close to $3 million
    • Reductions Include:
      • 19.9 budgeted instructional positions
      • 1.2 instructional position moved to Grant
      • 2 paraprofessional positions
      • Restructured non-instructional staffing to eliminate 2 part-time positions
      • Part-time position at the Bus Garage
      • 2.0 budgeted transportation positions
      • Officials Fees due to Section XI changes
  • 9. Budget Reductions – cont’d.
      • District-wide reductions in equipment, supplies and material allocations
      • Contractual service expenditures
      • Plant Projects
      • Curriculum Writing and Scoring
      • Clubs and Activities reduced and capped
      • In-Service Training/Staff Development
      • 5 th & 7 th Grade Swimming Assessment
      • Certain Special Education expenditures moved to Grant due to Federal Stimulus
  • 10. Other cost Reductions
    • Restructured the District’s Security Program enhancing security coverage while keeping costs level
    • Joint effort with other municipalities for cost savings
      • Recycling - TOH
      • Security Alarm Services – So. Huntington UFSD
      • Cooperative Purchasing – NYS, BOCES, County, Educational Data Services
    • Chaperone assignments reviewed and capped at current allocations
  • 11. Cost reduction initiatives
    • Transportation Efficiency Analysis to produce at least two fewer routes
    • District-wide energy conservation communication to all buildings to reduce usage
  • 12. Factors that may affect Expenditure Budget
    • The following proposed unfunded mandates are not included in the current budget proposal. We hope to receive a decision from the State on these items before budget adoption.
      • MTA tax on all payroll ($400,000)
      • 15% of Pre-school special education ($1,000,000)
    • Contract Transportation budget subject to revision upon completion of RFP analysis .
  • 13. Elementary Program Highlights
    • Full day Kindergarten
    • Universal Prekindergarten at each elementary school
    • Variety of extra-curricular clubs and activities at each elementary school
    • After School Foreign Language Clubs at each elementary school
    • Hills on Stage – District-wide Fifth Grade Theatre Program
  • 14. Elementary Program Highlights
    • Keyboarding Instruction for all students in third and fourth grade
    • Laptop Pilot Program
    • Three computers in every classroom
    • Weekly scheduled computer instruction utilizing mobile laptop labs K-4
    • Additional shared mobile laptop lab 5th grade
  • 15. Elementary Program Highlights
    • Planetarium Program
    • Space Shuttle Program
    • After School Support Programs in English Language Arts and Math
    • Weekly Art, Music, Library instruction
    • Bi-weekly Physical Education instruction
    • Universal Busing
  • 16. Elementary Program Highlights
    • Band/Orchestra lessons in 4th and 5th grade
    • Health Instruction K-5
    • Enrichment
    • AHAP Program
    • Reading Support Services
    • Math Support Services
  • 17. Dates to Remember Budget Presentation Vanderbilt 8:00 pm Monday, March 23, 2009 Elementary PTA Budget Presentation Manasquan 10:00 am Thursday, March 26, 2009 Public Hearing Manasquan 8:00 pm Monday, May 11, 2009 Budget VOTE H.S. East 7:00am to 10:00pm Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Adopt Budget Manasquan 8:00 pm Monday, April 20, 2009 Secondary PTA Budget Presentation Manasquan 8:00 pm Monday, March 30, 2009 Description Place Time Date
  • 18. Questions, Comments, and Feedback
  • 19. One of the highlights of the elementary students’ year is their trip to the Shuttle Room (now the Discovery Center) to learn all aspects of science through hands on experiments. Tom and Brian have been re-designing the Discovery Center experience to better align it with the grade 1-5 curriculum. They have already started introducing new experiments which will engage students and prepare them for assessments. They will be shifting the focus of the Discovery Center from the Moon/Apollo missions to the robotic exploration of Mars . This summer, they will be building a 15 ft square Martian landscape with rovers that the students will control during NASA mission simulations.
  • 20. With visits from every elementary class, multiple visits from each Middle/High school Earth Science class, and countless presentations to High School core and elective classes, Tom and Brian teach over 12,000 students a year. They have created a number of interdisciplinary programs which illustrate how connected all of our subjects are. Below is a list of some of these interdisciplinary classes: Exobiology (Biology) Spectroscopy (Chemistry) Archaeoastronomy (Global Studies) Planetary motions (Physics) Mythology of the Stars (English) Ancient Astronomers (Math)