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This is the updated budget reduction summary showing the actual reductions for FY 09 now that the override and adjustments have been finalized.

This is the updated budget reduction summary showing the actual reductions for FY 09 now that the override and adjustments have been finalized.

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    • Franklin School Budget Reductions 2003 - 2009 Prepared by Stephen Sherlock based upon information from the Franklin School Department Version4 – updated to include the “final” FY 2009 numbers
    • Table of Contents
      • Fiscal year 2003
      • Fiscal year 2004
      • Fiscal year 2005
      • Fiscal year 2006
      • Fiscal year 2007
      • Fiscal year 2008
      • Fiscal year 2009
      • Position Summary
      • Program Summary
      • Fee Summary
      • Other items of interest
    • Common Terms
      • CET - Curriculum Enhancement Teacher
      • ESP - Educational Support Personnel
      • Fiscal year – for budget purposes the calendar runs from July 1 through June 30 th ; FY 09 refers to the budget year ending in June 2009
      • MCAS - Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
      • NEASC – New England Association of Schools and Colleges
      • PCC – Parent Communication Council
      • PE – Physical Education
    • FY 03 School Budget Reductions
      • Positions
      • Six elementary positions in Health/PE (half of the staff)
      • Six middle school positions in Health/PE eliminated (reduced by one third)
      • Two elementary Music positions eliminated
      • One middle school Music position eliminated
      • Two elementary Spanish positions eliminated
      • Two middle school Science specialist positions eliminated
      • One 6th grade teaching position cut at Remington, increasing class size
      • Five middle school ESP positions cut (reducing the number of staff to help with special education students and tutor students having difficulty with MCAS tests)
      • One HS Special Education Teacher eliminated (increasing class size)
      • One HS Reading/English Teacher eliminated
      • Programs
      • Elimination of the 4th grade Instrumental Music Program
      • Elementary Spanish instruction reduced from twice to once a week
      • Elementary Health eliminated
      • Elementary PE reduced from twice to once a week
      • Middle School guidance eliminated
      • Fees
      • Pay-to-Ride Transportation initiated
      • Building Use fees created
      • Athletic fees increased
      • Other
      • Supply and equipment purchases curtailed
      • PCC's funded more programs, athletics & extracurricular activities
    • FY 04 School Budget Reductions
      • Positions
      • Twenty-one teaching positions eliminated
      • Programs
      • Limited public access to schools on weeknights and weekends
      • Fees
      • Began charging bus fees to older students and those living within 2 miles
      • Increased student-athlete fees
      • Increased lunch cost
      • Other
      • Reduction in Technology budget
      • Reduction in budget for materials & supplies
      • Eliminate budget for District-wide Textbooks
        • (04-07 Textbooks purchased through ~Capital Funds or supply budgets)
      • No new maintenance funds
    • FY 05 School Budget Reductions
      • Positions
      • Elimination of one Foreign Language position
      • Programs
      • Fees
      • Other
      • Reduction in general and maintenance supplies for the schools
      • Reduction in Professional Development
      • Assumed $100,000 in trash costs
    • FY 06 School Budget Reductions
      • Positions
      • Two Central Office positions
        • Title I Coordinator
        • Assistant Director of Finance
      • Two Custodians
      • Programs
      • Elimination of weekend security for school facilities
      • Elimination of Facilities summer job program
      • Elimination of French at Middle Schools
      • Fees
      • Other
      • Reduction of Professional Development
    • FY 07 School Budget Reductions
      • Positions
      • One ESP
      • Programs
      • Fees
      • Other
      • Three Trades staff transferred out of School budget to Town budget
    • FY 08 School Budget Reductions*
      • Positions
      • Fourteen Professional Teaching Positions
        • Three Technology CET's
        • Three Middle School Health/PE
        • One Middle School Adjustment Counselor
        • Seven Elementary Teachers
      • 1.6 Content CET's at Franklin High School
      • One High School Administrative Liaison
      • One High School Foreign Language Director
      • 1.5 ESP's (Franklin High School & Brick School) 1
      • Eight Custodians
      • One Technology Administrator
      • One 0.5 Special Education Coordinator
      • Programs
      • Health at Middle schools reduced by half
      • Fees
      • Extracurricular Fees $25/student High School Clubs, Middle School Clubs
      • Increase High School Athletic Fee to $125
      • Increase Pay to Ride by $25
      • Other
      • NEASC Dues Elementary & Middle Schools
      • K-5 Coordinator Stipends (Tech, Science, Spanish)
      • Reduction of HS substitute budget
      • Reduction of Facilities cost / Brick School
      • Reduction in general supply budget K-12 & Central Office
      • *After passing the first operations override which provided $2.1 million in additional funding for schools
      • 1 – Brick ESP position restores with funding by Brick School Association
    • FY 09 School Budget Reductions (Actual)
      • Positions
      • One Central Office position
      • One High School administration position
      • 17 High school teachers
      • 12.5 Middle school teachers
      • 12 Elementary school teachers *
      • Programs
      • Eliminate curriculum teams
      • Eliminate late bus
      • Fees
      • Increase Pay-to-Ride bus fee (+$100/student)
      • Other
      • Reduce professional development/workshops
      • Reduce text books/Test Wiz software
      • Reduce out-of-district tuition
      • Extracurricular stipends and supplies for Middle schools
      • * Note: The number was originally 15 teachers, 3 were restored with money from High School sports calculation error. The money was on the budget printouts but not calculated properly in the spreadsheet.
    • Summary – Franklin (MA) School Department Positions Lost Note: Cumulative positions lost was updated to include FY 2009 when these numbers became real after the override failed on June 10,2008. Note : One ESP position for 2008 was funded outside the budget with the contribution from Brick School Association (via Garelick Farms) for the position at Brick
    • Programs Eliminated/Reduced
      • Health eliminated
        • Elementary (2003)
        • Middle School (2003)
      • Physical Education reduced
        • Elementary (2003)
        • Middle school (2003)
      • Language
        • French
          • Eliminated at middle schools (2006)
        • Spanish
          • Reduced at elementary from twice to once per week (2003)
      • Music
        • 4 th grade Instrumental Music Program eliminated (2003)
    • Fees – Introduced/Increased
      • Transportation
        • Introduced bus fees for Middle School, High School and students within 2 miles (2003)
        • Eliminated late bus (proposed 2009)
      • Pay-to-Ride
        • Introduced (2003)
        • Increased (2008, proposed 2009)
      • Building Use
        • Introduced (2003)
        • Access to schools after hours restricted (2004)
      • Student activity
        • Introduced (2008)
      • Athletic
        • Increased (2003, 2004, 2008)
    • Other items of interest
      • The Forensic Audit (PDF) found a number of problems with accounting and recommended a number of corrective actions
        • The Assistant Director of Finance was one of the positions cut in 2006 which coincidently was when the accounting problems started.
      • The EQA report found deficiencies in special education
        • Special education and ESP positions were reduced in FY 2003, 2007, and 2008
      • The EQA report found deficiencies in professional development
        • Professional development has been reduced in 3 of the 6 years summarized here (2005, 2006, 2009)
      • The MetroWest Health Survey results found opportunities for improvement
        • Health was eliminated at the Elementary and Middle School level in 2003
      • The “Good to Great” budget proposal for FY 08 might be better understood now as a restoration of positions lost over time and not a “reaching for the stars” proposal