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    • COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
      INVEST IN NC’S FUTURE
      FUND SCHOOLS FIRST
      Budget Analysis
    • COLUMBUS COUNTY SCHOOLS
      Public school budgets have been cut for three consecutive years.
      Years
      2008-09
      2009-10
      2010-11
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • Total Licensed Staff Comparison:
      Number of Licensed Staff
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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 .
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • For Columbus County Schools,cuts of that magnitude coupled with the end of federal stimulus dollars would represent…
    • 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
    • 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:
      • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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,
      • governor.office@nc.gov
      • (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.
    • 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.
      • James.Langdon@ncleg.net
      • (919) 733-5849
      • Senator Jean Preston
      • Jean.Preston@ncleg.net
      • (919) 733-5706
      • Senator Dan Soucek
      • Dan.Soucek@ncleg.net
      • (919) 733-5742
      • Senator Jerry W. Tillman
      • Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net
      • (919) 733-5870
      • Senator Tom Apodaca
      • Tom.Apodaca@ncleg.net
      • (919) 733-5745