Meck Ed Budget Deck

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Meck Ed Budget Deck

  1. 1. Understanding the 2011-12 CMS Budget March 22, 2011
  2. 2. About MeckEd <ul><li>Non-profit that mobilizes leaders & engages community so all CMS students achieve significant academic success </li></ul><ul><li>Independent voice for public education that can be trusted throughout community </li></ul><ul><li>Create opportunities for community, funders and schools to work together for what is best for our schools and students </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our Role in Budget Process <ul><li>CMS budget cuts are unprecedented, painful </li></ul><ul><li>CMS staff has recommended a plan to cut with least detriment to achieving strategic education goals </li></ul><ul><li>Provide reliable information about the CMS budget </li></ul><ul><li>Help leaders share facts about the new budget </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage continued engagement with schools </li></ul>
  4. 4. Informed Dialogue Essential <ul><li>Our community needs a strong CMS. </li></ul><ul><li>CMS needs informed community discussion, understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>We must come together to ensure every student ’s academic success. </li></ul><ul><li>MeckEd is reaching out for your help. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Progress on Achievement (2010) <ul><li>94% of schools met or exceeded state standards for academic growth </li></ul><ul><li>Math proficiency in Grades 3-8 grew to 75% (from 64% in 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>High school EOC testing performance up to 79% (from 66% in 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement gaps narrowing between student subgroup </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation rate rose to 70%, up 4% from 2009 </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>State: 55.2% </li></ul>Who Funds CMS Schools (2010-2011 Budget) <ul><li>Other Local: 2.4% </li></ul><ul><li>Federal/Grants: 16.1% </li></ul><ul><li>Includes $67.9 million in stimulus funding. No stimulus funds available for 2011-12. </li></ul><ul><li>Mecklenburg County: 26.3% </li></ul>55.2% 26.3% 16.1% 2.4%
  7. 7. What ’s Causing Budget Crisis <ul><li>Slow economy reduces state revenue </li></ul><ul><li>N.C. faces $3.7 billion budget shortfall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public schools appropriation: 37% of state general fund </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State agencies must plan for budget reductions of 5, 10 and 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Similar county funding reductions could come </li></ul><ul><li>Federal stimulus funds to states are gone </li></ul>
  8. 8. Outlook for 2011-12 <ul><li>Federal funding:  $15 million </li></ul><ul><li>State funding:  $32-95 million (5-15% cut of current funding ) </li></ul><ul><li>County funding:  $15-45 million (5-15% cut of current funding) </li></ul><ul><li>$15 million increase needed to sustain operations, enrollment growth </li></ul>
  9. 9. Outlook for 2011-12 <ul><li>Total budget reduction needed: (Given state funding % cut levels & flat allocation from county) </li></ul>5%  10%  15%  $62 million $93 million $125 million
  10. 10. The Big Picture Impact Per-student spending <ul><li>2010: </li></ul><ul><li>$8,523 </li></ul>Takes us back to 2001-2003 spending levels. 2011-12: $7,263
  11. 11. Key Factors in Budget Plans <ul><li>Make cuts with least impact on classroom first </li></ul><ul><li>Support 2014 strategic plan to continue CMS academic and other achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared for the worst funding scenarios, although uncertainty exists </li></ul><ul><li>Request county funding for expenses related to growth & sustaining operations ($15 million) </li></ul><ul><li>Establish budget flexibility </li></ul>
  12. 12. Strategic Plan Focus Areas <ul><li>Effective teaching & leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Data-driven performance management </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the graduation rate </li></ul><ul><li>Teach and learn through technology </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Parent and community connections </li></ul>
  13. 13. Proposed Budget Cuts <ul><li>1. Central Support & Operations: </li></ul><ul><li>$21.10m 11.4% of budget 206 positions </li></ul><ul><li>2. Academic Services: </li></ul><ul><li>$8.74m 5.3% of budget 102 positions </li></ul><ul><li>3. Schools: </li></ul><ul><li>$61.37m 10.5% of budget 1,045 positions </li></ul><ul><li>Subtotal: </li></ul><ul><li>$91.2 million 1,353 positions </li></ul>
  14. 14. Proposed Budget Cuts <ul><li>4. Federal funding gap: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bright Beginnings: $8.45m 154 positions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midwood Relocation: $464k 9 positions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Total Proposed: </li></ul><ul><li>$100,122,498 1,516 positions </li></ul><ul><li>*Bright Beginnings reduction total is $10,417,921; the remaining $1969,340, a local funding reduction, is embedded in department reductions on the previous slide. </li></ul><ul><li>**Midwood relocation reduction total is $969,617; the remaining $505,566 is embedded in departmental and school reductions on the previous slide. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Early Decisions <ul><li>Needed to allow families, teachers and administrators maximum time to plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School closures (Fall 2010) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weighted Student Staffing change (Formula: 1.3  1.25) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes in bell schedules that resulted in longer instruction day for elementary schools (+45 min) </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. What ’s Next <ul><li>March - April 2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Early budget decisions move forward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State budget estimates confirmed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMS confirms sustaining operations, growth and new initiatives costs based on state funding allocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board of Ed. budget work sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CMS finalizes budget recommendation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final budget recommendation to Board of Ed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May 10: Budget approved by Board </li></ul>
  17. 17. Moving Ahead Together <ul><li>Continuing CMS achievement gains requires our support, involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Keep informed, share the facts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit MeckEd website often - www.mecked.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get involved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer in schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be active in PTSA, attend meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Step Up Charlotte” engagement - www.soulsofourteachers.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Get Real 2011” meetings - www.getreal2011.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities in Schools - www.cischarlotte.org </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Make Your Voice Heard <ul><li>Contact CMS Board of Education members </li></ul><ul><li>Comment at CMS Board meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Join community discussions, such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Real 2011: Crossroads Charlotte www.getreal2011.org </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Discussion

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