“A Report to Citizens” PROGRAMGISD Highlights, Two High Schools, Bond 2010 STAAR, End of Course, Accountability School Finance, Budget, Future Plans Question and Answer Period
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“A Report to Citizens” PART ONE Georgetown ISD Highlights Transition to Two High Schools Bond 2010 Update Mr. Joe Dan Lee, Superintendent
2011 Georgetown ISD Statistics Economically 10,400+ 45.82% Disadvantaged TOTAL STUDENTS: Limited English 11.67% Proﬁciency (LEP) Average Years 12.6Experience of TeachersAverage Annual Salary $48,246 of Teachers
Georgetown ISD Accomplishments Weare a Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School District! We earned 37 Gold Performance Acknowledgements! The first Central Texas district to earn the “No Place for Hate” designation. Ten schools recognized by USDA for the “Healthier US School Challenge”. Two campuses received TBEC’s prestigious Honor Roll recognition! and more ... !
Bond 2010 Progress and Updates๏ Proposition 1 - $90,100,00 ✓ EVHS Phase Two, GHS Rebuild, New McCoy, Warehouse, Technology, etc. ✓ All projects on time AND on budget๏ Proposition 2 - $47,200,000 ✓ Elementary School #11, Middle School #4, Land ✓ Bonds have NOT been sold
Other Bond Projects๏ District Central Receiving Warehouse๏ Purl Elementary ✓ HVAC, Rooﬁng, Lighting๏ Village and Benold ✓ New carpeting๏ Technology and Security ✓ Projector project, security cameras, ﬁber infrastructure, back-up generator
“A Report to Citizens” PART TWO STAAR Testing End of Course Exams Accountability UpdateDr. Brenda Albright, Deputy Superintendent
State Assessment ofAcademic Readiness (STAAR) Promotion Requirements Promotion requirements will not include STAAR results for 2011-12. After 2011-12, students in grades 5 and 8 must perform satisfactorily in math and reading order to promote.
End of Course Assessments (EOC) Students must meet the minimum requirements on all 12 STAAR EOC tests. Students must make a satisfactory CUMULATIVE EOC passing score in each of the four content areas. Studentsmay retake EOC assessments as often as they want in order to meet the cumulative score; however, the district will re-configure EOC scores only until the student earns credit.
End of Course Exams End of Course Tested Areas Social ELA Math Science StudiesEnglish I Algebra I Biology World GeographyEnglish II Geometry Chemistry World HistoryEnglish III Algebra II Physics U.S. History
End of Course Exams Graduating Class of 2015 is the first class affected by new guidelines. State has not released all information on cumulative scores requirements. Studentsin the Freshman 2010-11 class and beyond will not receive semester credits in classes where an EOC is required. EOC will count as 15 percent of the total grade and will be considered in class rank and for course credit.
How Will EOC be Counted? End of Course grades will be reported as: Level 1 - Minimum Standard (unsatisfactory academic performance) Level II - Passing Standard (satisfactory academic performance) Level III - Advanced Measure (advanced academic performance)
How Will EOC be Counted? EOC exam grades will be counted as: 69% - Less than Minimum Standard * 75% - Minimum Standard 85% - Passing Standard 95% - Advanced Measure 100% - Perfect Score * met commissioner’s Minimum Score, but did not achieve Level II Passing Standard.
Accountability The State of Texas has not applied for a waiver and GISD will continue to be under the same accountability as 2010-11. Currentguidelines under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) still apply.
“A Report to Citizens” PART THREE School Finance and Budget Historical Perspectives Current Financial Picture Future Considerations Mr. Joe Dan Lee, Superintendent
Finance – Historical Perspective 2011 Legislative Session reduced all public school funding by $4 billion in foundation school program funding and an additional $1.5 billion in grant money for educational support programs. GISD has had to re-evaluate spending levels due to the reduction in State and Federal revenue and from budget adjustments related to frozen revenue levels (6 years) and increased operational costs.
Finance – Historical Perspective Georgetown ISD’s State revenue was reduced by $4.8M in 2011-12 and will be reduced an additional $2.4M in 2012-13. There were also other reductions in State grant funding and Federal entitlement money. GISD received $1.6M in EduJobs money in 2011-12 and will not receive these funds in future years.
Budget Review In2006, GISD became a Chapter 41 recapture district as legislative per student funding levels were frozen. There were continued staff additions to serve the 2-4% student growth. Operational expenditures increased to serve additional students/staff growth. Budgets increased annually (see slide). 87% of annual GISD budget is personnel.
Budget Historical Perspective revenue and expenditures – 6 Year history (Dashed line indicates revenue prior to SB 1)$88,000,000$86,000,000$84,000,000$82,000,000$80,000,000$78,000,000$76,000,000$74,000,000$72,000,000$70,000,000 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Expenditures Revenue Revenue Prior to SB 1
District ComparisonsMiddle School - Student:Teacher Ratios3025201510 5 0 Georgetown Leander Round Rock
District Comparisons Elementary - Student:Teacher Ratios25201510 5 0 Georgetown Leander Round Rock
2011-2012 Budget Impact The District reduced 61 teaching positions from probationary staff (6% core teaching staff and 2% instructional support). $448,000 was cut from central office administration (27% of staff). $390,000 was eliminated from campus administration (14% of staff). The District retained the Board approved staffing matrix: 22:1 Elementary, 23:1 Middle School, and 25:1 High School.
2011-12 Budget Reductions by Category # of Budget % Reduction Category Positions Reduction by Category Central Office Admin. 5 $448,000 27% Campus Administration 6 $390,000 14% Core Teaching Staff 48 $2,388,730 6%Instructional Support Staff 13 $650,000 2% Support Staff 20 $926,500 2% Paraprofessional 33 $605,000 19% Clerical 17 $425,000 13% Non-Payroll $738,760 TOTAL 142 $6,571,990
2012-13 District Budget Goal $2.4M Reduction in State Revenue $1.6M Reduction in Federal Revenue $1M Due to frozen revenue for 6 years and increased operational costs (utilities, transportation, insurance, maintaining low student:teacher ratios) RESULT: We must reduce expenditures in 2012-13 by $5M.
What AREA Districts Have Done – Part 1 Reduce or eliminate athletic programs at middle schools. Eliminate or significantly reduce travel budgets. Reduce substitutes or teachers must subsidize substitute accounts. Restructure nursing programs but retain RNs on campuses that have medically fragile students. Submit class size waivers to TEA. Reduce district contribution to employee health insurance. Reduce printing costs by posting online – go paperless. Reconfigure stipends (eliminate or reduce). Reduce community liaison positions.
What AREA Districts Have Done – Part 2 Increase program costs to students. Implement student participation fees. Increase gate and rental fees. Reduce leave days granted to employees. Eliminate after-hours custodians. Delay new school openings. Reduce professional development opportunities. Eliminate district daycare for teens. Reduce all district and contract employees by 1 day. Reduce planning periods.
What AREA Districts Have Done – Part 3 Restructure fine arts and athletics. Reduce PE teachers and librarians. Reduce crossing guards. Eliminate ARD facilitator positions. Reduceassistant principals and counselors at campus level. Eliminate IT positions. Eliminate GT teacher positions. Reconfigure pre-school program, make pre-school ½- day programs.
Other Revenue Considerations TRE for $1.06 $1,429,815 TRE for $1.08 $2,201,915
Georgetown ISD Accomplishments Weare a Texas Education Agency “Recognized” School District! We earned 37 Gold Performance Acknowledgements! The first Central Texas district to earn the “No Place for Hate” designation. Ten schools recognized by USDA for the “Healthier US School Challenge”. Two campuses received TBEC’s prestigious Honor Roll! and more ... !