2012 Budget Presentation All Day Budget Review January 5, 2011
FY 2012 Budget Timeline December 7 & 10, 2010: Site managers presentation to Superintendent January 5, 2011: All day budget review January 12, 2011: Budget presentation to Wareham School Board January 19, 2011: Public hearing on budget January 26, 2011: School Board vote on budget
What I am Trying to Communicate The money we have requested is needed to close the achievement gap between Wareham’s children and the state’s average. Wareham has been funded below the state average spending for many years. Where will the dollars go?
Wareham Public Schools and Massachusetts CPI: Aggregate Trends
How to eliminate the achievement gap? Fully implement Wareham’s Response to Intervention (RTI) Implement enhanced supervision and instructional leadership. Implement MA Core Curriculum at Wareham High School. Spending alone doesn’t increase achievement but when the gap in spending mirrors the gap in achievement we can’t do the same things and expect different results.
Wareham vs. State Net School Spending Percentages Above or Below Minimum
% Over or Under Minimum Net School Spending for Wareham as Compared to State Average
What do these Percentages mean in Dollars for Wareham Children
Where is the Money Going The full Net School Budget is broken into seven major categories that are seen on the next slide. Non-Net Spending will be shown separately
Why the large increase to this year’s budget request The loss of the Federal Stimulus Money that supported $741,113 worth of positions. Instructional leaders for K-8 teaching and learning. $267,275. Contractual obligations for Staff of $517,694 Increase for Textbooks, educational material and technology of $154,122. Special Education Tuitions to Private Schools increase of $368,935.
Instructional Leadership - 2000 *2110 Curriculum office supplies increase by 29K instructional materials and assessment
Instruction - 2000 2250: Added a .5 FTE Para –Tech for WHS, 2305: Backfilling funding loses from Federal Grants and contractual obligations. 2310: Added a .5 ELL teacher for District, Coordinated Program Review requirement 2315: Add 6 .5 Instructional Leaders for K-8 Supervision of Teaching and Learning.
Budget BUDGET INCREASES Net School Spending - Education $2,035,576 Non Net - Transportation $ 22,353
Comments This Budget represents the requests of the Principals and Directors of the Wareham Public Schools. The comparison between 2011 and 2012 is made more difficult because of the additional Edujobs Money that created new positions. To decrease the Achievement Gap we need to decrease the Spending Gap.