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<ul><ul><li>May 4, 2010 Levy Information –  Presented by Steve Farnsworth, Superintendent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>& Bar...
<ul><li>Discussion Topics:  </li></ul><ul><li>What is Our Message </li></ul><ul><li>Financially Accountable  </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>To equip students with a competitive 21st century  education. </li></ul><ul><li>To be fiscally responsible with yo...
<ul><li>To provide resources because the state of Ohio is  NOT   solving school funding. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Hudson ran...
<ul><li>Because voter-approved, school funds can  ONLY   be used for their intended purpose and must remain in our distric...
IT’S UP TO US… To be financially responsible with your tax dollars. <ul><li>Hudson has consistently earned recognition for...
Understanding Hudson’s Declining Enrollment <ul><li>Total decrease is  541 students over a 5-year period </li></ul><ul><li...
Understanding Hudson’s Declining Enrollment <ul><li>It takes a long time and a significant drop in enrollment  per grade  ...
Of 77 Northeast Ohio communities, Hudson ranks 28 th  in property taxes paid.   Cleveland Magazine ,  “Rating the Suburbs”...
Source- Cleveland Plain Dealer Vital Statistics
IT’S UP TO US… To be financially responsible with your tax dollars. Source – Ohio Dept. Education
IT’S UP TO US… To continue to tighten our belts and contain costs.  <ul><li>Doubled the life of the 2006 Operating Levy wh...
IT’S UP TO  US… to find new sources of revenue, including grants, Race to Top Funds and gas wells.  <ul><li>The district h...
<ul><li>2008 National Blue Ribbon High School  –    One of only 5 high schools in Ohio to receive this award. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>14  seniors have been recognized by the National Merit  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarship program – Semi-finalist ...
<ul><li>79% of college bound seniors took the ACT.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT record set in 2009. </li></ul></ul>School Di...
<ul><li>Class of 2009:  96%  of graduating seniors went to  </li></ul><ul><li>college or military academies.  </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>12 high school students received Gold, Silver and Honorable  </li></ul><ul><li>mention in the 2010 55 th  Annual S...
<ul><li>50% of our high school students participate in athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson High School athletic teams won 7...
The Effects of Ohio’s School Funding Structure and Unfunded Mandates
<ul><li>Since 1976, H.B. 920 maintains revenue at essentially the same  </li></ul><ul><li>level,  regardless of inflation....
Understanding House Bill 920 LEVY  HISTORY YEAR VOTED Voted Millage Effective Millage  1976 and Prior 31.2 mills 7.28 mill...
<ul><li>$1,000,000 less in investment earnings since  </li></ul><ul><li>2008.  </li></ul><ul><li>$425,000 loss in reassess...
<ul><li>Tangible personal property tax loss will total $2,000,000 by 2014 and $4,000,000 by 2016 =  4.2 mills </li></ul>Ad...
Seeking every dollar in Revenue The  State decides how much districts are  paid. * Reimbursement begins at $27, 375 for so...
<ul><li>District cannot pick or control the number or type of  </li></ul><ul><li>students we receive  (i.e. special needs ...
Looking Forward:  The passage of this levy must be combined with responsible cost containment for long-term success.  YEAR...
Looking Forward: if LEVY PASSES: <ul><li>Our children can continue to receive unmatched academic excellence. </li></ul><ul...
Looking Forward: IF LEVY PASSES: <ul><li>Approximate additional cost to the homeowner based on the following market values...
QUESTIONS? If you have questions about the May 4, 2010 Operating Levy, please contact: Superintendent Steve Farnsworth :  ...
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  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>May 4, 2010 Levy Information – Presented by Steve Farnsworth, Superintendent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>& Bart Griffith, Treasurer </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Discussion Topics: </li></ul><ul><li>What is Our Message </li></ul><ul><li>Financially Accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Cost Containment </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson City School District: A Profile of Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>The Effects of Ohio’s School Funding Structure and </li></ul><ul><li>Unfunded Mandates </li></ul><ul><li>6. Looking Forward </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>To equip students with a competitive 21st century education. </li></ul><ul><li>To be fiscally responsible with your tax dollars. </li></ul><ul><li>To continue to tighten our belts and contain costs. </li></ul><ul><li>To find new sources of revenue (i.e. grants, Race to the Top funds and gas wells on school property). </li></ul>IT’S UP TO US … the school district:
  4. 4. <ul><li>To provide resources because the state of Ohio is NOT solving school funding. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Hudson ranks 486/612 districts for basic state aid per pupil.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To continue to provide our own resources for an excellent education for our students. </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure Hudson remains a desirable location for new economic development. </li></ul><ul><li>To protect the value of our homes. </li></ul><ul><li>To guide the district on a path of continued excellence </li></ul>IT’S UP TO US … the community:
  5. 5. <ul><li>Because voter-approved, school funds can ONLY be used for their intended purpose and must remain in our district . </li></ul><ul><li>Because resources are needed to maintain top-flight staff and safe, efficient facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Because the district must continue to provide challenging programming in academics, arts and athletics. </li></ul><ul><li>Because we want to remain an “Excellent - with Distinction” school district. </li></ul><ul><li>Because we want to provide vibrant, efficient HCER programs that serve the entire community. </li></ul>FOR ALL OF US:
  6. 6. IT’S UP TO US… To be financially responsible with your tax dollars. <ul><li>Hudson has consistently earned recognition for “Excellence in Financial Reporting” and for “Making Your Tax Dollars Work”. </li></ul><ul><li>Each year, a Comprehensive Financial Report is submitted to state, national and international auditing bodies for external reviews. A rating of “Excellent” is the top award. </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 5% of the 5,500 entities that the Auditor of State’s Office audits each year receive the “Making Your Tax Dollars Work” Award. </li></ul><ul><li>We have received and heeded advice from the Citizens Financial Advisory Committee. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Understanding Hudson’s Declining Enrollment <ul><li>Total decrease is 541 students over a 5-year period </li></ul><ul><li>Average of 108 students per year </li></ul><ul><li>Average of just 8.3 students per grade level </li></ul>School Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Decline in Students 97 79 159 72 134
  8. 8. Understanding Hudson’s Declining Enrollment <ul><li>It takes a long time and a significant drop in enrollment per grade before a district can reduce staff without increasing class size. </li></ul><ul><li>The district instituted a full-time equivalent (FTE) freeze & began reduction of elementary teachers in grades where enrollment dropped enough to eliminate a classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2010, enrollment has reached the point that additional reductions are feasible in certain grades. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Of 77 Northeast Ohio communities, Hudson ranks 28 th in property taxes paid. Cleveland Magazine , “Rating the Suburbs” Survey June, 2009
  10. 10. Source- Cleveland Plain Dealer Vital Statistics
  11. 11. IT’S UP TO US… To be financially responsible with your tax dollars. Source – Ohio Dept. Education
  12. 12. IT’S UP TO US… To continue to tighten our belts and contain costs. <ul><li>Doubled the life of the 2006 Operating Levy which was to last only 2 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Saved taxpayers nearly $5,788,000 through cost avoidance and savings programs since 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Committed to an additional reduction of $1,000,000 in personnel costs. </li></ul>
  13. 13. IT’S UP TO US… to find new sources of revenue, including grants, Race to Top Funds and gas wells. <ul><li>The district has received $619,000 in grants funding since the 2007-2008 school year. </li></ul><ul><li>District applied for Federal Race to the Top Funds in December 09. </li></ul><ul><li>Gas Wells: District receives $60,000 per year in free natural gas and royalties. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>2008 National Blue Ribbon High School – One of only 5 high schools in Ohio to receive this award. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Excellent” and “Excellent – with Distinction” </li></ul><ul><li> - State rankings for nine years. </li></ul><ul><li>2008 National Siemens Award for AP curriculum in math, </li></ul><ul><li>science and technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked in the top 3% in the nation by Newsweek for AP </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>764 AP tests were given in 2009 – the most ever in district history. </li></ul>A Profile in Academic Excellence
  15. 15. <ul><li>14 seniors have been recognized by the National Merit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarship program – Semi-finalist (6) or commended (8). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>74% of college-bound seniors took the SAT and scored well above the national average. </li></ul>A Profile in Academic Excellence SAT CATEGORY National Mean Score Hudson Mean Score The Hudson Difference READING 501 552 +51 MATH 515 568 +53 WRITING 493 534 +41
  16. 16. <ul><li>79% of college bound seniors took the ACT. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACT record set in 2009. </li></ul></ul>School District Record! A Profile in Academic Excellence ACT CATEGORY National Mean Score Hudson Mean Score ENGLISH 20.6 25.2 MATH 21.0 25.4 COMPOSITE 21.1 25.4
  17. 17. <ul><li>Class of 2009: 96% of graduating seniors went to </li></ul><ul><li>college or military academies. </li></ul><ul><li>97% of our students with special needs met the requirements to </li></ul><ul><li>graduate with a regular high school diploma. </li></ul>A Profile in Academic Excellence Number Percentage 4-YEAR COLLEGE 374 93% 2-YEAR COLLEGE 14 >3% MILITARY 2 >1% WORK 12 3%
  18. 18. <ul><li>12 high school students received Gold, Silver and Honorable </li></ul><ul><li>mention in the 2010 55 th Annual Scholastic Art Competition. </li></ul><ul><li>Sixth grader, Lily Riffle, won 1 st place in the Ohio Art Education </li></ul><ul><li>Association 2010 Flag Design Competition, 6-8 grade category. </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson High School Marching Band was invited to perform at </li></ul><ul><li>the Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets game in Toronto. </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson High School Orchestra has been selected to perform in </li></ul><ul><li>Italy this summer. </li></ul>A Profile in Artistic Excellence
  19. 19. <ul><li>50% of our high school students participate in athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson High School athletic teams won 7 Division and Sectional </li></ul><ul><li>Championships this fall. </li></ul><ul><li>57 athletes were named to All-Division First and Second Teams. </li></ul><ul><li>7 athletes were named to All-Ohio teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Hudson High School Football team was recognized by the Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>High School Football Coaches Association for Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence - one of only 20 out of 714 eligible high schools. </li></ul>A Profile in Athletic Excellence
  20. 20. The Effects of Ohio’s School Funding Structure and Unfunded Mandates
  21. 21. <ul><li>Since 1976, H.B. 920 maintains revenue at essentially the same </li></ul><ul><li>level, regardless of inflation. </li></ul><ul><li>Without H.B. 920, our district would not have to be on the ballot </li></ul><ul><li>every 3-4 years. </li></ul><ul><li>As expenses inevitably grow due to inflation, an Ohio school </li></ul><ul><li>district has no way to meet these costs but to pass an operating </li></ul><ul><li>levy. </li></ul>Understanding House Bill 920
  22. 22. Understanding House Bill 920 LEVY HISTORY YEAR VOTED Voted Millage Effective Millage 1976 and Prior 31.2 mills 7.28 mills 1981 7.1 mills 2.15 mills 1986 4.9 mills 2.08 mills 1990 6.8 mills 3.41 mills 1994 5.5 mills 3.65 mills 1998 5.3 mills 4.12 mills 2003 5.5 mills 4.85 mills 2006 5.5 mills 5.25 mills
  23. 23. <ul><li>$1,000,000 less in investment earnings since </li></ul><ul><li>2008. </li></ul><ul><li>$425,000 loss in reassessed property values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional $175,000 requested in reassessed property value from Summa. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$500,000 in fees to Summit County annually </li></ul><ul><li>to collect our property taxes </li></ul><ul><li>Basic State Aid Cuts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- $188,000 in 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- $235,000 in 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- $350,000 in 2012 </li></ul></ul>Additional Loss in Revenues All these reductions total 2.65 mills
  24. 24. <ul><li>Tangible personal property tax loss will total $2,000,000 by 2014 and $4,000,000 by 2016 = 4.2 mills </li></ul>Additional Loss in Revenue
  25. 25. Seeking every dollar in Revenue The State decides how much districts are paid. * Reimbursement begins at $27, 375 for some students. Other reimbursements are determined by disability. Submission to state for special education reimbursement Submitted Amount Received 2008-2009 2010 $335,409.74 May 2010 2007-2008 2009 $607,884.95 $171,086.51 2006-2007 2008 $435,476.13 $131,054.02 2005-2006 2006 $663,173.63 $214,653.53 2004-2005 2005 $664,038.20 $141,258.63
  26. 26. <ul><li>District cannot pick or control the number or type of </li></ul><ul><li>students we receive (i.e. special needs students vs. regular) </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot control state mandates such as all day kindergarten. </li></ul><ul><li>Public utility and personal property assessment reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Federal mandates such as “No Child Left Behind” and other </li></ul><ul><li>“ Special Needs” requirements </li></ul>Other Factors that Impact Expenditures
  27. 27. Looking Forward: The passage of this levy must be combined with responsible cost containment for long-term success. YEAR END BALANCES 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 WITH LEVY $9 million $6.8 million $1 million WITHOUT LEVY $7 million - $1.7 million - $13 million
  28. 28. Looking Forward: if LEVY PASSES: <ul><li>Our children can continue to receive unmatched academic excellence. </li></ul><ul><li>It will help keep home values high. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hudson home value increased 4.3% in latest reassessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strengthened partnerships with Chamber of Commerce, HEDC, Hudson Schools Foundation, City of Hudson </li></ul><ul><li>The district can continue to support HCER and HCTV operations. </li></ul><ul><li>The district remains committed to academic excellence, cost containment and increasing additional revenue streams. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Looking Forward: IF LEVY PASSES: <ul><li>Approximate additional cost to the homeowner based on the following market values: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Per $100,000 market valuation = $181 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Per $200,000 market valuation = $362 per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Per $300,000 market valuation = $543 per year </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. QUESTIONS? If you have questions about the May 4, 2010 Operating Levy, please contact: Superintendent Steve Farnsworth : 330-653-1216 | [email_address] Treasurer Bart Griffith: 330-653-1270 | [email_address] Levy information available online at www.hudson.edu Click on “Levy”

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