BKW Superintendent’s Proposed School Budget for 2014-15 “Options and Choices for Our Community”
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BKW Superintendent’s Proposed School Budget for 2014-15 “Options and Choices for Our Community”

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Interim Schools Superintendent gives the community of Berne-Knox-Westerlo choices for how to spend saving he's created to improve the academic program for K-12 and improve student achievement using ...

Interim Schools Superintendent gives the community of Berne-Knox-Westerlo choices for how to spend saving he's created to improve the academic program for K-12 and improve student achievement using Common Core Standards.

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BKW Superintendent’s Proposed School Budget for 2014-15 “Options and Choices for Our Community” BKW Superintendent’s Proposed School Budget for 2014-15 “Options and Choices for Our Community” Presentation Transcript

  • BKW Superintendent’s Proposed School Budget for 2014-15 “Options and Choices for Our Community” Interim Superintendent Lonnie Palmer
  • BKW Budget for 2013-14 25 20 15 10 5 0 2013-14 $21.53 Million
  • Budget Reductions implemented since July 2013 • • • • Eliminated 3 bus runs (2 retirees) Eliminated secretarial position (1 retiree) Eliminated 4 teacher aide positions 5 teacher retirements replaced with less expensive new teachers • Share food service director with Greenville • Left vacant maintenance position unfilled Total savings thus far = $604,000
  • BKW 2013-14 Adopted Budget Compared with Implemented Budget $$ in Millions 22 21 20 2013-14 adopted 2013-14 implemented
  • Create a Rollover budget by keeping everything in the lower implemented budget EXCEPT: • Adjust for contractual increases in salaries and other known increases/decreases • Ex. Teachers Retirement contributions up $70,000 • Fuel oil, propane changes projected • Total adjustments = $224,000
  • 2014-15 Rollover Budget in $$ Millions 22 21 20 2013-14 2013-14 2014-15 adopted budget implemented Rollover budget budget
  • 2014-15 Rollover Budget in $$ Millions, Lt. Gray = Possibilities 22 21 20 2013-14 2013-14 2014-15 adopted budget implemented Rollover budget budget
  • State Aid Assumptions • Governor’s Budget proposes $204,000 in additional state aid for BKW • Budget adopted by Legislature (April 1?) will include at least this much new state aid for BKW • Be conservative and assume $204,000 additional aid for planning now and adjust later if we get more aid
  • Implemented cuts plus Governor’s additional State Aid = More Possibilities • Amount available for tax cuts or program improvements without raising taxes after rollover and additional cuts = $380,000 • Add in Governor’s proposed additional state aid ($204,000). • Amount available for tax cuts or program improvements without raising taxes = $584,000
  • 22 2014-15 Rollover Budget in $$ Millions With new state aid = More Possibilities 21 20 2013-14 2013-14 adopted budget implemented budget 2014-15 Rollover plus state aid
  • More possible reductions • Combine 2 food service kitchens move to part time staffing or BOCES. Savings = $120,000 • Share Operations and Maintenance Leadership with Greenville. Savings = $30,000 • Eliminate 1, 2, or 3 more bus routes. Savings = $100,000-$225,000 • Convert Business Office to BOCES Central Business Office Savings = $100,000 • Use local special education collaboration instead of BOCES. Savings = $100,000- $200,000 • Total potential savings = $450,000-$675,000
  • School Property Tax Cap • The school property tax cap limits how much school taxes can go up in the school district • The tax cap for the 2014-15 budget is 3.1% which if fully enacted would raise about $310,000 in additional revenue for the district.
  • What are our choices? • Implement all potential savings, rollover the budget and reduce taxes 10.3% - 12.6% • Raise school taxes the maximum 3.1%, implement all the potential cuts and have available $1.34 -$1.57 million for settling the contracts and educational program improvements in our schools. • Take a balanced approach somewhere in the middle between these 2 extremes.
  • How much will it cost to settle the contracts? • Teacher and CSEA contract settlements will include a multi year pay raise for employees partially offset by health insurance savings. There will also be a one-time lump sum payment to employees this year from the district’s very healthy savings (fund balance) that will not affect future years’ budgets. • Estimated NET cost per year to the budget to settle both contracts is $55,000.
  • Why do we need program improvements? • BKW’s test scores are comparatively low. • Enrichment programs for high performing students and academic intervention supports for struggling students were cut in previous years. • New higher standards, harder tests, new teaching materials, new texts and more teacher training
  • What are possible improvements? • BOCES training and coaching for Secondary School teachers = $170,000 • BOCES training and coaching for ES teachers = $56,000 • Summer curriculum work for 15 Secondary School teachers for 15 days = $54,000 • Summer curriculum work for 12 Elementary School teachers for 15 days = $44,000 • Secondary School Curriculum materials and texts for new curriculum = $50,000 • 7 Elementary certified teaching assistants, one for each grade level in the ES = $312,000
  • More possible improvements • 10 Secondary school teachers take one additional class each to increase academic support, enrichment and electives at the secondary school. Cost = $62,000 • 1 Job coach/special education transition coordinator Cost = $30,000. • Elementary School curriculum materials and texts for new NYS curriculum = $103,000 • 2 AIS teachers ELA/Math for the Secondary School = $142,000 • 6 part time teacher aides to cover recess for common planning time for elementary teachers Cost = $40,000. • 1 certified teacher as teaching assistant in SS for Science/Social Studies = $46,000
  • More Possible Improvements • Increase ES librarian to full time = $50,000 • 1 Full time Instrumental Music teacher at Secondary School = $71,000 • 2 days per week science teacher to co-teach with regular elementary teachers. Cost = $22,000 • 1 Full time Computer Science/Business teacher for SS = $71,000 • AIS substitute teachers ES (2 teachers, 4 days per week) = $30,000 • Part time art teacher in the secondary school Cost = $22,000
  • Additional Possibilities • ES Science and Engineering Curriculum = $70,000 • Increase Secondary School part time 0.4 FL teacher to full time = $49,000 • Secondary School Equipment repair (Tech./Music/Art) = $25,000 • 1 certified teacher as teaching assistant Secondary School Library Lab (Keyboarding/Business) = $46,000 • Athletics/PE Equipment Repair = $10,000 • Total for All Possible Improvements = $1,575,000
  • What is the superintendent’s recommendation? • Implement additional cuts (downsize kitchen, cut bus runs, shared services O+M and Special Ed. and BOCES for business office) by April 1. • Settle both contracts or firm up $$ amounts by April 1. • Get community input from the Budget Advisory Committee and community forum. • Create prioritized list of improvements and contract settlement costs to fit into a $21.77 million 2014-15 school budget. This equals contingency budget/0% tax increase. • Provide the school board with prioritized contracts/improvements/savings $$ by April 1.
  • The School Board • Makes necessary adjustments to the superintendent’s recommendations and adopt a budget for voters by April 21.
  • The Public • Approves the budget on May 20.
  • What if the budget vote fails? • Second vote by the public by June 26. OR • Contingency budget of $21.77 million is adopted by the school board.