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Budget power point

  1. 1. Beginning With the End In Mind…<br />Highland Central School District <br />May 10, 2011 <br />Budget Hearing Presentation<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Highland CSD – Not the Governor’s District<br />Governor Cuomo asserts that school districts can absorb his proposed $1.5 Billion in cuts. Even with the restoration of $237,010 in state aid, which was part of the NYS Adopted Budget, we still have reduced staffing and spending in many areas of the budget.<br />Some districts have little or nothing left to cut which is not mandated. <br />Highland CSD is one of those districts.<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Highland CSD Profile<br />Lowest Budget in Ulster County<br />Return on Investment<br />Operate our own bus fleet, our own food service and do much of our own maintenance in house, including grounds-keeping.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Highland CSD Profile<br />Students consistently do well on Regents Exams<br />With few exceptions our students rank in the top third of the county <br />4<br />
  5. 5. Our Challenges<br />Reserve Funds – Minimal<br />Reserve for Unemployment - $ 37,928<br />Reserve for Tax Certiorari - $227,136<br />Loss of State Aid – In Governor’s Budget Proposal Highland will have lost $2,275,700 in state aid since the 2008-2009 school year.<br />No Meaningful Mandate Relief – The NYS legislature is pushing the tough choices down to the local level. Districts like ours are being forced to respond to the State’s economic crisis. <br />5<br />
  6. 6. Our Guiding Principles<br />The principles that guided us in this endeavor were retention of programs which:<br />Focused on K-12 Literacy<br />Met the targeted needs of students (SINI status)<br />Build on foundational skills K-12<br />Integrated 21st Century Learning Skills<br />Educated the whole child<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Our Guiding Principals<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Dollar Differences Between Current 2010-11 Budget & Adopted Budget for 2011-12<br />8<br />
  9. 9. $36,065,168 Spending Plan =<br />4% Levy Increase<br />Resulting in$1,350,098 in Budget Reductions<br />Budget-to-Budget<br />Increase =<br />0.66%<br />9<br />
  10. 10. The Total Plan—How We Reach an Adopted Budget<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Highlights--What We Maintain <br />This spending plan maintains <br />Our focus on K-12 literacy<br />Our early education programming<br />Current Speech Services <br />Middle school teaming<br />Library Media Specialist in each building<br />Elementary chorus and band <br />Extracurricular activities<br />Maintain foreign language<br />Advanced Placement classes<br />Retain Family & Consumer Science in M.S.<br />All Athletics<br />Attendance Clerk at Elementary School<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Total Spending and Estimated Tax Levy & Tax Rate Increases<br />12<br />Gold = Contingent Based on Adopted Budget<br />
  13. 13. Five Years at or Below Contingent<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Estimated $ Increase in Taxes on a Home Assessed at:<br />*Based on Adopted Budget<br />Source: Town of Lloyd Assessor<br />14<br />
  15. 15. The Highland Central School District<br />15<br /> a student-centered learning community <br /> focused on the development of <br /> independent, lifelong learners while <br /> providing a quality education and <br /> promoting positive and healthy <br /> student growth.<br />

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