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  • 1. Budget 2011-2012 Public Education at the crossroads….
  • 2. “ 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Let’s not forget the 2009-10 school year… Loss of 7.5 professional positions, 5 classified positions
  • 6. 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
  • 7. In spite of it all…Our students are graduating at high levels 90% June 2010 93% June 2009 88% June 2008 Graduation Rate Year
  • 8. Return on Investment
  • 9. 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
  • 10. County to County Comparisons
  • 11. 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%
  • 12. 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%
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Major Cost Drivers
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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!
  • 19. For Williamson that would mean $176,000 .
  • 20. DISASTER
  • 21.