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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. The story continued this fall…
      • The original $1,024,117
      • FMAP State Contingency Plan (Medicaid Federal Aid)
      • .67% State Aid Reduction $ 64,500
      • 1.1% STAR Aid Reduction $ 19,000
        • Total FMAP $ 83,500
        • TOTAL Aid Lost in Current Year $1,195,500
  • 5. What did we do this year?
    • $25,000
    • Network Technician (.4)
    • $30,000
    • Clerk Typist (retirement)
    • $30,000
    • Physical Education (retirement, .5 replacement)
    • $65,000
    • One ELL (English Language Learners-retirement)
    • $30,000
    • In-House Support for Assistive Technology (.5 Speech)
    • $50,000
    • Two Teaching Assistants
    • $30,000
    • .4 School Psychologist (voluntary change)
    • $30,000
    • ES Home School Counselor
    • $30,000
    • Share Occupational and Physical Therapy services
    • $75,000
    • One English position (retirement)
    • $40,000
    • Half an Administrative position
    • $100,000
    • Two elementary positions
  • 6. Other Actions
    • Sharing services as a result of the Regional High School Study
      • Working with other Wayne County Schools on sharing students (eg. Agri-Business with Sodus)
    • Become a BOCES site for Project Lead the Way (revenue source)
    • Decreased medical contributions for administration, directors and condfidential staff
    • Cuts materials, supplies, contractual costs 10% over the last two years
    • Participate in the Wayne County Special Education Consortium
    • Intermunicipal agreement with Wayne County School to share out of district transportation of students
  • 7. Let’s not forget the 2009-10 school year… Loss of 7.5 professional positions, 5 classified positions
  • 8. 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
  • 9. In spite of it all…Our students are graduating at high levels 90% June 2010 93% June 2009 88% June 2008 Graduation Rate Year
  • 10. Our Enrollment Remains Steady
  • 11.  
  • 12. This year’s story begins There were three choices for this year’s aid picture —abysmal, severe, and painful.
  • 13. 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
  • 14. State Aid Loss as a Percent of Total of Budget
  • 15. County to County Comparisons
  • 16. Year to Year State Aid-Percent Decrease (without Bldg. Aid)
  • 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. Decision Points
    • Do you want the grade K-2 enrollment under 18 ?
    • Do you agree that cuts should be distributed equally. (ie, sports, extra curricular).
    • Do you agree that no electives will run if there are under 10 students in the initial registration?
    • Are there certain non-mandated areas that you are more interested in maintaining?
    • If so, which ones?
  • 19. Tax Rate Per Thousand Assessed
    • Rate in 2006 $25.77
    • Rate in 2011 $23.82
    • Decrease $1.95
    • Decrease 8%
  • 20. The Future
    • The State Senate has passed a tax cap of 2% which would go into effect with the 2012-13 budget
    • We loss the money from the Federal Jobs Bill
            • SO
    • Next year may be no better!
  • 21. Rates and Tax Caps Without a tax cap, what is a reasonable rate to aim for?
  • 22. “An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty “ – Winston Churchill.