Budget 2 9-11


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Budget 2 9-11

  1. 1. Budget 2011-2012 Public Education at the crossroads….
  2. 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. 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. 4. The story continued this fall… <ul><ul><li>The original $1,024,117 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FMAP State Contingency Plan (Medicaid Federal Aid) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.67% State Aid Reduction $ 64,500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1.1% STAR Aid Reduction $ 19,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Total FMAP $ 83,500 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL Aid Lost in Current Year $1,195,500 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What did we do this year? <ul><li>$25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Network Technician (.4) </li></ul><ul><li>$30,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Clerk Typist (retirement) </li></ul><ul><li>$30,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education (retirement, .5 replacement) </li></ul><ul><li>$65,000 </li></ul><ul><li>One ELL (English Language Learners-retirement) </li></ul><ul><li>$30,000 </li></ul><ul><li>In-House Support for Assistive Technology (.5 Speech) </li></ul><ul><li>$50,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Two Teaching Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>$30,000 </li></ul><ul><li>.4 School Psychologist (voluntary change) </li></ul><ul><li>$30,000 </li></ul><ul><li>ES Home School Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>$30,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Share Occupational and Physical Therapy services </li></ul><ul><li>$75,000 </li></ul><ul><li>One English position (retirement) </li></ul><ul><li>$40,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Half an Administrative position </li></ul><ul><li>$100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Two elementary positions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other Actions <ul><li>Sharing services as a result of the Regional High School Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with other Wayne County Schools on sharing students (eg. Agri-Business with Sodus) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Become a BOCES site for Project Lead the Way (revenue source) </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased medical contributions for administration, directors and condfidential staff </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts materials, supplies, contractual costs 10% over the last two years </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the Wayne County Special Education Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Intermunicipal agreement with Wayne County School to share out of district transportation of students </li></ul>
  7. 7. Let’s not forget the 2009-10 school year… Loss of 7.5 professional positions, 5 classified positions
  8. 8. Budget Over the Last Three Years +0.29% $20,678,584 2010-11 -0.36% $20,617,865 2009-10 $20,691,523 2008-09 % Increase Budget Approved Budget Year
  9. 9. In spite of it all…Our students are graduating at high levels 90% June 2010 93% June 2009 88% June 2008 Graduation Rate Year
  10. 10. Our Enrollment Remains Steady
  11. 12. This year’s story begins There were three choices for this year’s aid picture —abysmal, severe, and painful.
  12. 13. Governor’s cut to general aid was much more than anticipated <ul><li>$ 1,480,623 </li></ul><ul><li>16.24% less than last year’s state aid </li></ul><ul><li>7.83 % of this year’s total budget </li></ul><ul><li>Only state funds that were NOT cut </li></ul><ul><li>were for the UPK grant </li></ul>
  13. 14. State Aid Loss as a Percent of Total of Budget
  14. 15. County to County Comparisons
  15. 16. Year to Year State Aid-Percent Decrease (without Bldg. Aid)
  16. 17. Non-Mandated Areas <ul><li>Class Size </li></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Art (K-6) </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Music (K-6) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology (H.S.) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Teaching Asst. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses </li></ul><ul><li>AP Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation (2-3 Miles) </li></ul><ul><li>Summer School </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Physicals paid by the District </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Education(BOCES) </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences/Inservice </li></ul><ul><li>Assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Education </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Intramurals </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling Services </li></ul><ul><li>Gemini Courses </li></ul><ul><li>School-to-Work </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Foreign Language </li></ul><ul><li>GED </li></ul>
  17. 18. Decision Points <ul><li>Do you want the grade K-2 enrollment under 18 ? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree that cuts should be distributed equally. (ie, sports, extra curricular). </li></ul><ul><li>Do you agree that no electives will run if there are under 10 students in the initial registration? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there certain non-mandated areas that you are more interested in maintaining? </li></ul><ul><li>If so, which ones? </li></ul>
  18. 19. Tax Rate Per Thousand Assessed <ul><li>Rate in 2006 $25.77 </li></ul><ul><li>Rate in 2011 $23.82 </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease $1.95 </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease 8% </li></ul>
  19. 20. The Future <ul><li>The State Senate has passed a tax cap of 2% which would go into effect with the 2012-13 budget </li></ul><ul><li>We loss the money from the Federal Jobs Bill </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SO </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Next year may be no better! </li></ul>
  20. 21. Rates and Tax Caps Without a tax cap, what is a reasonable rate to aim for?
  21. 22. “An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty “ – Winston Churchill.