The Budget Road Ahead
February 11, 2010
provide the best educational programming
possible while remaining sensitive to
economic times in our communities
utilize all resources as effectively &
efficiently as possible as we prepare 10 out of
10 students on 10 out of 10 days to be
successful in an ever-changing world
maintain safe, healthy, learning & working
based on identified students’ needs, recruit,
develop, and retain excellent employees
maintain a school system of which we can be
Potholes on the EPS highway
Increased valuations +8%
Decreasing enrollments -1%
Revenue shortfalls at State level
-$438 million/-$56 million from
More speed bumps..
So...what is the anticipated impact...
Preliminary GPA ....
MSAD#52 slated to receive $943,068
less next year than we were to receive for
Budget implication...If our FY11 budget
reflects a 0% increase over last year, we
will need to ask our communities for
this amount plus $100,374 (to make up
for reduction in revenues) for a total of
Greene 32.46% $304,000*
Leeds 17.56% $175,000*
Turner 49.98% $364,000*
* approximately one mil
? $1,043,442 looks like ?
Turner - approx. 1.5 mil increase
Greene - approx. .92 mil increase
Leeds - approx. 1.23 mil increase
**1 mil = $100 increase on $100,000
So, where are we...
Preliminary budget as of this evening
reflects a 4.28% or $968,462 increase
over last year.
Administration has already reduced
initial budget requests by $500,000+
If adopted as presented, increased cost to
local taxpayers would be $2,011,904.
Preliminary budget is a starting point.
ADmin seeking direction from the
School Board regarding a target %.
Over next two months - presentations by
warrant articles & ideas for program/
restructuring/realignment possibilities 9
Direction from Board
Unprecedented financial challenges
Difficult decisions ahead for the Board -
community input important
FY 11 GPA includes $504,288 in ARRA funds
that will not be available in FY12. This
financial storm is not a one-year issue.
Short and long term solutions needed 10
Possible Routes Along the Journey
Everything on the table
What do we need?/What can we live
Possible restructuring for $$ savings
Increased class sizes
Students, employees, and services impacted 11
15% increase budgeted for health insurance
estimate budgeted for heating oil/diesel-not
yet locked in
ARRA positions from FY10
FY11 State/Local = 61.7%/38.8%
FY10 State/Local = 68.14%/31.86%
significant savings in electricity
current financial conservation efforts by all
staff helps with carryover
important to continue energy efficiency
consideration for expanding safe transportation
strategies for increasing enrollment and student
How do we do more with less?
What about restructuring -classes,
administrative, teacher, & support staff
How do we take advantage of technology?
How do we continue to provide the education
our students deserve?
2/11 - overview, transportation, maintenance & facilities, debt service, &
2/25 - Other (Co/extra curricular), Student & Staff Support (nurses,
guidance, staff training), Adult Ed
3/11 - Regular Ed -K-12
3/25 - Special Ed, System Wide Administration, School
Administration, & Revisit List
4/1 tentative meeting if additional meeting is needed
4/8 Board votes to approve the budget that will go to the communities
5/4 District budget vote in LAHS Auditorium
5/11 Budget approval vote via Budget Validation Referendum
! Providing quality educational programming for 10 out of 10 students
! on 10 out of 10 days
! Remaining sensitive to economic times in our communities
Maintaining an educational system of which we can be proud