Gateway Budget Presentation 09-10


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Gateway Budget Presentation 09-10

  1. 1. Gateway Regional School District 2009-2010 School Year Budget Proposal
  2. 2. GATEWAY BOARD OF EDUCATION <ul><li>Angelo Natoli, President </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Tully, Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Bush, WV Judy Costello, WH </li></ul><ul><li>Juliana Delany, WN William Epting, NP </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Miller, WV Tami Spissell, NP </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Zeisloft, WH </li></ul><ul><li>Joyce Stumpo, Superintendent </li></ul><ul><li>Bruce Finkle, Business Administrator </li></ul>
  3. 3. Election - April 21, 2009 2:00-9:00 PM Candidates For Election <ul><li>Full 3 year term </li></ul><ul><li>Vote for 3: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Robert Miller, WV * </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Angelo Natoli, WV* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paul Tully, WN* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Incumbent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unexpired 2 year term </li></ul><ul><li>Vote for 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Judy Costello, WH* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Melissa M. Bellwoar, WH </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2009-2010 SCHOOL BUDGET <ul><li>The Board of Education has developed a budget that continues to provide comprehensive educational and extracurricular programs and a safe learning environment while making every attempt to control spending. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Budget Influences <ul><li>Thorough, Efficient and Necessary </li></ul><ul><li>State Mandates </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Graduation Requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New State Curriculum Standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Class Size </li></ul><ul><li>Student Interests and Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Contractual Obligations </li></ul><ul><li>Facility Operation, Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>& Repair </li></ul><ul><li>Voter Acceptance </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>State mandate permits a district to increase the tax levy by only 4% above the previous year’s levy. Gateway’s budget requests 432,943 new dollars spread over the four sending communities. </li></ul>Budget Influences Continued… Budget “Cap” Impact
  7. 7. Community Support Needed <ul><li>Because of past support from our communities, Gateway’s students have had exceptional academic and cocurricular opportunities. </li></ul>Gator of the Month
  8. 8. Quality Programs+Effective Instruction= Student Achievement <ul><li>Comprehensive Course Offerings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Award winning programs in Music, Family and Consumer Science, World Language and Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elective Courses Aligned with Student Interests </li></ul>Hydroponics Garden Family And Consumer Science
  9. 9. Quality Programs Supported continued.. <ul><li>Supplies to Maintain Current Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Algebra I Textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade 7 and 8 Connected Mathematics Unit Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LCD Projectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Art, Science and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul></ul></ul>Art Cycle
  10. 10. Quality Programs Supported continued.. <ul><li>Curriculum continued… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers for Graphic Arts and Science Labs </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Quality Programs Supported continued.. <ul><li>Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance Counselors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Awareness Counselor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Child Study Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletic Trainer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Club & </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity Advisors </li></ul></ul>Life Skills Class Discussion
  12. 12. Programs Supported Continued… <ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintained at current level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Extra Curricular Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintained at current levels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiated Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required CPR training for all coaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infusing technology across the curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligning curriculum to new 2009 Standards </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Quality Programs continued… <ul><li>Athletic Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replace Unsafe Running Track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade and Repair Unsafe Football Field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaches and Officials Salaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplies to Maintain Programs </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Quality Programs Supported continued.. <ul><ul><li>Band / Choral / Drama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3-Step Choral Risers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clubs and Activities </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>CAPITAL PROJECTS PLANNED… </li></ul>$769,124 has been placed in a capital outlay account $676,885 - safety improvements to the running track and football field $ 89,239 - capital leases $ 3,000 - school kitchen countertops Capital project funds were generated by transferring the balance in the capital reserve account ($116,885), current year savings and unanticipated revenue earned by the transportation department serving other districts ($652,239).
  16. 16. AREAS OF SAVINGS <ul><li>What changes and savings are represented? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition for special needs students previously placed out-of-district and now enrolled in Gateway’s program that was created in 2005-06 with construction of new classrooms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowered insurance premiums by joining a Health Insurance Fund. Currently exploring liability options. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiated a higher rate of interest with the district’s bank. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of State and Federal grants to offset salaries, benefits, tuitions, supplies and professional development opportunities. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Areas of Savings Continued… <ul><ul><li>Collective Purchasing Agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electric </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Gas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gateway Group Schools Shared Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Child Study Team </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purchasing and Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Revenue Sources Where do the funds come from?
  19. 19. Major Expenditures Where do the funds go?
  20. 20. How much will it cost the residents? <ul><li>Base Budget $17,274,378 </li></ul><ul><li>Local Tax Levy $ 8,579,640 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The base budget is $163,501 less than the 2008-09 budget. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Tax Impact On The Communities <ul><li>Budgeted at Cap +3.96 to 6.92 cents </li></ul><ul><li>4% increase in </li></ul><ul><li>Tax Levy, plus </li></ul><ul><li>a health benefits waiver </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution of the tax levy among the four communities is established by the State Department of Education, factoring in enrollments and equalized property valuations. </li></ul>$
  22. 22. Requested Levy Budgeted the average home in each community will pay an additional annual cost: National Park + 38.55 3.96 Wenonah +180.35 5.66 Westville + 49.47 5.57 Woodbury Hts. + 103.64 6.92 At Cap Dollars Cents Average Home Value: $84,453 National Park $353,415 Wenonah $87,047 Westville $142,937 Woodbury Heights
  23. 23. IMPORTANT FACTS 2009-2010 BUDGET <ul><li>Base budget is $163, 501 less than the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2008-09 budget </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Tax Levy for General Fund increased by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$432,943 (2.44% of total budget) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No Increase in State Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Applied $187,000 from fund balance (surplus) to reduce the tax levy for General Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Funds designated for track and football field safety improvements are not included in the tax levy. </li></ul><ul><li>Passage of this budget will permit all programs in place to be staffed and supplied at current levels . </li></ul>
  24. 24. Balancing the Scale <ul><li>Gateway’s Board of Education believes this budget balances educational value against state allowed increases and what the community residents (taxpayers) will support. </li></ul>
  25. 25. SENIOR CITIZEN PROPERTY TAX FREEZE If you are age 65 or older, and lived in NJ since before January 1, 1997 as either a homeowner or renter, and lived in your home since before January 1, 2004, and Total 2007 annual income less than: $60,000 or less single or married Contact the state at 1-800-882-6597 or check the web site at: for updated information on benefit amounts and payment information. IMPORTANT New Income Limits
  26. 26. In Closing <ul><li>Gateway students’ continued success and steady academic progress are the result of their hard work and consistent parental and community support. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your interest in the educational programs and opportunities afforded to the children of your community - Gateway’s students. </li></ul>2008 Valedictorian
  27. 27. Please Remember to Vote In Your Local Elementary School April 21, 2009 2:00 - 9:00 PM