Analysis of Impact of Job Sharing andIn-House ReductionsBoxborough School Committee presentation to theBoxborough Board of...
Presentation Includes:  • Background on Exploring New Administrative Models  • Job Sharing        Overview        Estima...
Background on Exploring New Admin Models• Enrollment at Blanchard has been declining  over the last 3-4 years• Correspondi...
BSC Took a Proactive Approach to Issues• Short-term   Creating a 5-year rolling enrollment projection   Eliminating seve...
Job Sharing Overview• Shares selected jobs across 2 or more school  districts• Typically central office positions shared• ...
Job Sharing Estimated Savings • Share with Harvard with 30% to 33% of shared   positions plus related office space • Inclu...
Job Sharing Advantages• Opportunity to share costs of system-wide staff  positions• Town maintains full control of school ...
Job Sharing Disadvantages/Changes • Less face-to-face time with Superintendent; time   with SPED Director is comparable • ...
In-House Reductions Overview• SC realizes the full administrative model is not  financially viable• If no regionalization ...
In-House Reductions Estimated Savings • Saves $43,300 to $69,900 compared to current   structure, depending on allocations...
In-House Reductions Advantages• Town maintains full control of school district, for  finances and policies• No state appro...
In-House Reductions Disadvantages/Changes  • Would need to find Superintendent and SPED    Director who are interested in ...
Questions?
Regionalization Update• MGL Chapter 71, Section 14E allows for 5 ways to  structure a regional school committee:   (1) el...
Regionalization Update• MGL Chapter 71, Section 14E allows for 5 ways to  structure a regional school committee:   (4) we...
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Analysis of Impact of Job Sharing

  1. 1. Analysis of Impact of Job Sharing andIn-House ReductionsBoxborough School Committee presentation to theBoxborough Board of SelectmenMarch 19, 2012
  2. 2. Presentation Includes: • Background on Exploring New Administrative Models • Job Sharing  Overview  Estimated savings  Advantages  Disadvantages/Changes • In-House Reductions  Overview  Estimated savings  Advantages  Disadvantages /Changes
  3. 3. Background on Exploring New Admin Models• Enrollment at Blanchard has been declining over the last 3-4 years• Correspondingly, per pupil expenditures are increasing• BSC concerned that continued declining enrollment will: Negatively impact educational program (eliminating too many sections) Result in ever-increasing per-pupil expenditures and an unsustainable financial model
  4. 4. BSC Took a Proactive Approach to Issues• Short-term Creating a 5-year rolling enrollment projection Eliminating several grade sections Taking in limited choice students to bolster budget• Long-term Working with ABRSC to establish Regional Study Committee to assess Pre-K to 12 regionalization Examining job sharing with Harvard Assessing in-house reduction options
  5. 5. Job Sharing Overview• Shares selected jobs across 2 or more school districts• Typically central office positions shared• Principal is not a shared position• Maintains local school committees but also establishes a “union” school committee to oversee union positions only• Requires a vote of the School Committee• Interested towns need to work out a mutual agreement
  6. 6. Job Sharing Estimated Savings • Share with Harvard with 30% to 33% of shared positions plus related office space • Includes Superintendent, SPED Director, Food Service Director, Admin Assistant to SPED Director, Data Support • Saves $45,900 to $78,500 compared to current structure, depending on positions and allocations • Saves $137,600 to $170,300 compared to full administrative model • Differential is $92,000 between models
  7. 7. Job Sharing Advantages• Opportunity to share costs of system-wide staff positions• Town maintains full control of school district Separate school committees for each town Local school committee oversees school district No cross over of policies, curriculum, etc.• Blanchard would have its own full-time Principal• Principal oversees hiring of teachers/staff
  8. 8. Job Sharing Disadvantages/Changes • Less face-to-face time with Superintendent; time with SPED Director is comparable • Principal becomes the curriculum leader • Requires state approval to dissolve • Does not address declining enrollment and small class sizes • BSC will likely need to continue to open Blanchard to choice students to bolster the budget
  9. 9. In-House Reductions Overview• SC realizes the full administrative model is not financially viable• If no regionalization or job sharing, in-house reductions would be necessary• Followed logic if we could decrease central office through job sharing, we could cut in-house• Models cut Superintendent to 30%, 40% and 50% and SPED Director to 30%
  10. 10. In-House Reductions Estimated Savings • Saves $43,300 to $69,900 compared to current structure, depending on allocations • Saves $135,300 to $161,900 compared to full administrative model • Differential is $92,000 between models
  11. 11. In-House Reductions Advantages• Town maintains full control of school district, for finances and policies• No state approvals needed to change• Blanchard would have a full-time Principal• Principal oversees hiring of teachers/staff
  12. 12. In-House Reductions Disadvantages/Changes • Would need to find Superintendent and SPED Director who are interested in part-time positions; could limit or change pool of applicants • Less face-to-face time with Superintendent and SPED Director • Would need staff to be flexible to handle crises • Principal becomes the curriculum leader • Does not address declining enrollment and small class sizes • BSC will likely need to continue to open Blanchard to choice students to bolster the budget
  13. 13. Questions?
  14. 14. Regionalization Update• MGL Chapter 71, Section 14E allows for 5 ways to structure a regional school committee: (1) electing committee members by voters in member communities with each community’s representation apportioned according to population; (2) electing members in district-wide elections to be held at the biennial state elections; (3) electing members with residency requirements in district- wide elections to be held at the biennial state elections;
  15. 15. Regionalization Update• MGL Chapter 71, Section 14E allows for 5 ways to structure a regional school committee: (4) weighing the votes of committee members according to the population they represent; and (5) appointing committee members by locally elected officials such as school board members

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