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  • 1. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    INVEST IN NC’S FUTURE
    FUND SCHOOLS FIRST
    Budget Analysis
  • 2. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    Public school budgets have been cut for three consecutive years.
    Years
    2008-09
    2009-10
    2010-11
  • 3. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    2008-09 School Year
    North Carolina Public schools were required to revert $158 million in January 2009 and $41 million in June 2009.
    Columbus County Schools returned a total of $461,602.
    ABC incentive bonus for meeting high growth in tested areas was cut approximately 1/3 from $1,500 to $1,053 for teachers and from $750 to $527 for teacher assistants.
  • 4. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    2008-09 School Year
    The state placed a freeze of state funds from April 2009 until end of school year except for salaries.
    The Governor mandated a state wide furlough equal to $65 million. Each employee received 10 hours of flexible time off in exchange for cutting ½ percent of their annualized salary in months May and June.
  • 5. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    2009-2010 School Year
    North Carolina Public Schools were hit at the beginning of the school year with a LEA Adjustment (reversion) of $225 million.
    Columbus County Schools returned a total of $1,045,651 million.
  • 6. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    2009-2010 School Year
    Non-instructional Support Personnel (custodial and clerical) cut $1,863,132
    Improving Student Accountability funds eliminated; $227,696
    Staff Development allotment eliminated; $63,000
    Textbook funding cut $182,773
    Central Office administration cut $60,000
    Literacy Coaches eliminated; $244,162
    ABC Incentive Pay eliminated
    No pay increases.
  • 7. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    2010-2011 School Year
    North Carolina Public Schools were hit at the beginning of the school year with a LEA Adjustment (reversion) of $304 million.
    Columbus County Schools returned a total of $1,387,696 million
  • 8. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    2010-2011 School Year
    Textbook funding cut
    Mentor pay eliminated; $34,000
    Instructional Supply allotment cut in half
    Non-instructional Support Personnel (custodial and clerical) cut approximately $1.8 million
    No pay increases
  • 9. Total Licensed Staff Comparison:
    Number of Licensed Staff
  • 10. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    Summary of Positions Lost Over 3 Years
    Due to State cuts
    Teachers-51
    Teacher Assistants-22
    Guidance Counselors-5
    Assistant Principals-4
    Central Office Administration-1 Director & 1 Grant Writer
    Transportation-2 Mechanics
    Maintenance-1 Assistant Director
    Clerical/Secretarial-11
    Custodial-1
    Total of 99 positions
  • 11. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    Even though 99 positions were lost during the past three years, Columbus County Board of Education made a commitment to use Federal Stimulus funds to save jobs.
    28 teachers, 2009-2010
    23 teachers, 2010-2011
    • Stabilization Funds were used to maintain custodial staff:
    65 custodial employees, 2009-2010 & 2010-2011
  • 12. Funding for Columbus County Schools
    2010-2011
    State = 67% (Funding will reduce in 2011-2012 due to proposed cuts of 5%, 10% or 15%)
    Local = 14%
    Federal = 14% (Reduction in 2011-2012; elimination of Federal Stimulus funds)
    (School Year 2007-08 Federal Funds was 8%)
    Other = 5%
    More-At-Four, Early Reading First, ROTC, JCPC, GEARUP, Indian Education, other miscellaneous grants
  • 13. North Carolina General Assembly
    Allowed flexibility to use Federal Stabilization funds to pay Non-Instructional Support Personnel (custodians) 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.
    Allowed flexibility to use lottery funds for employment of teachers 2010-2011. Columbus County Schools estimated lottery distribution is $532,775 for 2010-2011.
    Board of Educations were given flexibility to implement employee furloughs to save jobs 2010-2011.
  • 14. North Carolina Budget Deficit Analysis2011-2012
    North Carolina’s budget deficit is approximately$3.7 billion for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
    The cause of the deficit is: end of federal stabilization funds; end of some state taxes; end of nonrecurring cuts.
    Economic recovery continues to be slow.
    Based on the most recent NEA rankings, NC is 42nd on per pupil spending in the amount of $8,743 compared to national average of $10,190 .
  • 15. North Carolina Budget Deficit Analysis
    Loss of Federal Stimulus Funds $1.6 billion
    Taxes to expire June 30, 2011 $1.3 billion
    Budget nonrecurring cuts $300 million
    Required funding for state
    health plan and state
    retirement plan $500 million
    Total 2011-12 Deficit $3.7 billion
  • 16. Recently the Governor and the Office of State Budget Management requested state agencies to submit plans for 5%, 10% and 15% cuts for school year 2011-2012.
  • 17. 2011-2012 School Year
    What will this mean for K-12 education in Columbus County?
    5% = $2,448,057*
    10% = $3,668,240*
    15% = $4,888,423*
    *Based on Allotted ADM of 6,719 students
    4th month ADM is 6,508 students
  • 18. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS2011-2012 School Year
    5% cut
    Amount: $2,448,057
    22 Teaching positions
    4 Instructional Support positions
    1 Assistant Principal position
    9 Teacher Assistant positions
  • 19. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS2011-2012 School Year
    10% cut
    Amount: $3,668,240
    26 Teaching positions
    4 Instructional Support positions
    2 Assistant Principal positions
    36 Teacher Assistant positions
  • 20. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS2011-2012 School Year
    15% cut
    Amount: $ 4,888,423
    30 Teaching positions
    4 Instructional Support positions
    3 Assistant Principal positions
    45 Teacher Assistant positions
  • 21. For Columbus County Schools,cuts of that magnitude coupled with the end of federal stimulus dollars would represent…
  • 22. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS2011-2012 School YearIn addition:
    State cuts to Central Office Administration:
    5% cut = $41,107
    10% cut = $82,214
    15% cut = $123,321
  • 23. 2011-2012 School Year
    Due to end of Federal Stimulus and Federal Stabilization funds, Columbus County Schools will lose an additional:
    36 teaching positions
    • Due to cuts in State Non-instructional Support Personnel (custodians), Columbus County Schools will lose:
    • 24. 4 custodial positions
  • 2011-2012 School Year
    With a state 10% cut plus the end of Federal Stimulus and Stabilization funds, Columbus County Schools could be forced to cut
    82 positions/individuals
  • 25. COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
    EduJobs: October, 2010 Columbus County Schools received Federal Education Jobs Fund in the amount of $1,455,839. The Board of Education reserved the funds to keep teacher positions in 2011-2012.
    26 teaching positions
    • RttT: 2010-2011 Columbus County Schools will receive Federal Race to the Top funds in the amount of $1,323,319, targeted for specific purposes approved by the NC Department of Public Instruction and the US Department of Education.
  • COLUMBUS COUNTYUNEMPLOYMENT RATE
    The unemployment rate for December 2010 was 12.2% (2,961 unemployed individuals) compared to North Carolina’s state rate of 9.7%. In comparing the counties in educational region 4, Columbus County ranks the third highest out of 11 districts.
  • 26. WORST CASE LOCAL OPTIONS
    Across the board reductions
    Cut all but essential positions
    Transportation efficiencies or elimination of program
    Elimination of athletic programs
    Consolidate and close facilities
  • 27. NEXT STEPSWhat can I do NOW?
    Stay informed through news media and through NCDPI and your associations.
    Contact your legislators:
    Senator Bill Rabon,
    Bill.Rabon@ncleg.net
    (919) 733-5963
    Representative Dewey Hill,
    Dewey.Hill@ncleg.net
    (919) 733-5830
    Contact the Governor:
    • Governor Beverly Perdue,
    • 28. governor.office@nc.gov
    • 29. (919) 733-4240
    Asking your Legislators and Governor to extend the state sales tax and additional taxes would restore $1.3 billion of the deficit.
    *Be courteous and professional as you discuss the budget crisis in North Carolina.
  • 30. North Carolina General Assemblywww.ncga.state.nc.us
    Education and Appropriations on Education Committee Chairs:
    Representative Bryan R. Holloway
    Bryan.Holloway@ncleg.net
    (919) 733-5609
    • Representative James H. Langdon, Jr.
    • 31. James.Langdon@ncleg.net
    • 32. (919) 733-5849
    • 33. Senator Jean Preston
    • 34. Jean.Preston@ncleg.net
    • 35. (919) 733-5706
    • 36. Senator Dan Soucek
    • 37. Dan.Soucek@ncleg.net
    • 38. (919) 733-5742
    • 39. Senator Jerry W. Tillman
    • 40. Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net
    • 41. (919) 733-5870
    • 42. Senator Tom Apodaca
    • 43. Tom.Apodaca@ncleg.net
    • 44. (919) 733-5745