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    Budget Presentation Feb. 16, 2011 Budget Presentation Feb. 16, 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • Budget 2011-2012 Public Education at the crossroads….
    • “ Education...beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men...It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.” Horace Mann
    • Note: Westchester County District True Value estimated from SED’s 2006 property assessment file because data was unavailable from the district. Potential variations on a 100K home are insignificant. Last Year’s Story $10.16 $266 Tax Increase on $100,000 home $14.03 $24.71 TV Tax Rate after increase 0.73% 12.06% % of Tax Levy Increase -0.65% -5.5% % of Budget -14.27% -10.74% % of State Aid ($226,308) ($1,024,117) Net Aid Lost 2.794 .499 CWR $13.93 $22.05 True Value Tax Rate 89.88% 41.11% Levy % of Budget 31,015,973 8,476,865 Tax Levy 34,506,750 20,617,865 Total Budget Westchester County Williamson District Comparison Cuts 2010-2011
    • How did we balance the budget?
      • We used reserves
      • We cut 9 professional positions
      • Loss of .5 administrative position
      • Cut of 1.4 classified positions
    • Let’s not forget the 2009-10 school year… Loss of 7.5 professional positions, 5 classified positions
    • Budget Over the Last Three Years +0.29% $20,678,584 2010-11 -0.36% $20,617,865 2009-10 $20,691,523 2008-09 % Increase Budget Approved Budget Year
    • In spite of it all…Our students are graduating at high levels 90% June 2010 93% June 2009 88% June 2008 Graduation Rate Year
    • Return on Investment
    • Governor’s cut to general aid was much more than anticipated
      • $ 1,480,623
      • 16.24% less than last year’s state aid
      • 7.83 % of this year’s total budget
      • Only state funds that were NOT cut
      • were for the UPK grant
    • County to County Comparisons
    • PROPOSED SCHOOL AID CUTS AS PERCENT OF TOTAL EXPENDITURES 10.2% 10.2% 11.0% 8.7% 0.7% 1.4% 0.9% 2.0%
    • PROPOSED SCHOOL AID CUTS AS PERCENT OF TAX LEVY 28.9% 27.2% 41.2% 22.4% 0.8% 1.5% 0.9% 2.4%
    • District by District Comparisons ($622) -2.1 44,646,051 1451 Nassau Carle Place ($697) -2.5 30,802,649 1120 Nassau Bellmore ($238) -1 34,880,460 1500 Westchester Rye Neck ($393) -1.4 38,088,703 1331 Westchester North Salem ($1,926) -10.8 20,678,583 1200 Wayne Williamson Cut per Student 2011-12 Cut as % of Budget 2010-11 Budget Student Population County District
    • The bottom line for 2011-12
      • 1.4 million dollar loss of aid
      • 700,000 dollar increase in a roll-over budget includes
      • 14% increase in health insurance
      • 33% increase in retirement costs
      • TOTAL SHORTFALL
      • 2.2 million dollars
    • Major Cost Drivers
    • Where does that leave us?
      • We will apply the money from the Federal Jobs bill
      • We will use more money from our reserves
      • AND
      • We will need to cut between 7-10 professional positions and 3-5 support positions
    • Non-Mandated Areas
      • Class Size
      • Kindergarten
      • Athletics
      • Art (K-6)
      • Library
      • Music (K-6)
      • Technology (H.S.)
      • Technology Teaching Asst.
      • Nurses
      • AP Courses
      • Enrichment
      • Transportation (2-3 Miles)
      • Summer School
      • Sports Physicals paid by the District
      • Occupational Education(BOCES)
      • Conferences/Inservice
      • Assemblies
      • Field Trips
      • Clubs
      • Adult Education
      • Curriculum Coordinators
      • Intramurals
      • Counseling Services
      • Gemini Courses
      • School-to-Work
      • Elementary Foreign Language
      • GED
    • The Future
      • The State Senate has passed a tax cap of 2% which would go into effect with the 2012-13 budget
      • We lose the money from the Federal Jobs Bill
              • SO
      • Next year may be no better!
    • For Williamson that would mean $176,000 .
    • DISASTER
    •