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  • Some Rich!
  • Some poor

Butler AISD School Funding Crisis Butler AISD School Funding Crisis Presentation Transcript

  • AISD and the Public School Funding Crisis
  • Public School Funding 101
  • 1000 + districts
  • Large and Small
  • Rich and Poor
  • How Do We Fund Schools?
  • State Revenue
    Sales tax
    Corporate tax
    Fuel tax
    Natural gas
    Sin tax
    • Lottery
    • Recapture funds
    • Insurance tax
    • Utility tax
  • Local Revenue
    Majority : Property tax
  • Other Local Revenue
    Earned interest, Activities fees, Tuition
  • Remember Robin Hood Plan?
  • Now: Foundation School Program
  • Pool of Property Taxes
  • Foundation School Program
    Ensures that all districts receive equal access to similar revenue per student at similar tax effort
  • FSP Uses System of
    Calculated Formulas
    Compressed Tax Rate
    Enrichment Tax Rate
    Target Revenue
    Basic Allotment
    ADA and WADA
    Equalized Wealth Level
    Golden and Copper Pennies
    Local Fund Assignment
  • very complex!
  • State Budget Crisis
  • $27 billion short of being ableto provide services atthe current level
  • Education is 44% of budget
  • AISD could lose $35 million due to state shortfall
  • Biggest cutback in school funding since WW2
  • How did we get in this Mess?
  • 2006 HB 1
    Property tax roll back.
  • Lower property taxes were suppose to be offset by new business and sin taxes.
  • They were not.
  • HB 1 will only make things worse over time.
    e.g. not tied to inflation
  • What does this mean for AISD?
    Turning Point Elementary Closed
    Student Affairs Department Dissolved
    Success Program Eliminated (K-6)
    Jr. High Assistant Principals Reduced
    Guidance Tech Position Eliminated
    Two Kindergarten Aids Eliminated
  • AISD CUTS (cont.)
    Assign high school teachers one additional teaching period
    Eliminate teaming at the junior high level
    Delay IB implementation at Martin and Seguin high schools
    Eliminate printing of the Annual Wall Calendar and School Boundary Map
    Eliminate the UTA stadium rental
    Eliminate contract mowing from the plant services budget
  • AISD CUTS (cont.)
    Dissolve the safe and drug-free schools/parent relations department
    Eliminate Convocation
    Reduce the district’s monthly contribution toward health insurance by $25 for professional employees and $10 for all other employees
    Eliminate a receptionist position per secondary campus
  • Potential Cuts
    Eliminate all teachers with probationary contracts. Some positions might be hired back depending on need
    Eliminate two coaches at each high school
    Eliminate one fine arts teacher at each high school
    Eliminate all cafeteria monitors at the elementary level
    Eliminate three attendance officers
    Eliminate three intervention specialists
  • Potential Cuts
    Eliminate fifth- and sixth-grade orchestra and sixth-grade band:
    Close Kooken Education Center
    Close one junior high
    Reduce teachers in grades K through 4 if the state legislature changes the 22:1 student-teacher ratio
    Reduction in force: As needed
  • What does this mean for Butler?
  • What Can You Do?
    Contact your state legislators –
    Rep – Diane Patrick (Barbara Nash)
    Senator – Wendy Davis
    Additional contacts – Representatives Bill Zedler, Barbara Nash, and Senator Chris Harris
  • Texas State Senators
    Senate District 10--Senator Wendy DavisCapitol Office: EXT E1.608Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0110Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol StationAustin, TX 78711District Address: 2421 W. 7th, Suite 350, Building AFort Worth TX 76107Phone: (817) 332-3338State District Offices
    Senate District 9--Senator Chris HarrisCapitol Office: CAP 3S.5Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0109Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol StationAustin, TX 78711District Address: 2001 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite 150Arlington TX 76006Phone: (817) 461-9109State District Offices
  • Texas State Representatives
    House District 93--Representative Barbara NashCapitol Office: EXT E2.404Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0562Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin, TX 78768District Address: P.O. Box 121008Arlington TX 76012Phone: (817) 235-7743
    House District 94--Representative Diane PatrickCapitol Office: EXT E2.610Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0624Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin, TX 78768District Address: 318 West Main Street, Ste. 102Arlington TX 76010Phone: (817) 548-9091
    House District 96--Representative William 'Bill' ZedlerCapitol Office: EXT E1.302Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0374Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin, TX 78768District Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin TX 78768