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Flagler Budget.Key

  1. 1. Information Express Constitution of the State of Florida Article IX. Section 1. Public Education
  2. 2. Information Express “The education of children is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida. It is, therefore, a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provisions for the education of all children within its borders. Adequate provision shall be made by law for a uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools that allows students to obtain a high quality education”
  3. 3. Information Express
  4. 4. Information Express Flagler is an “A” rated district by the State of Florida.
  5. 5. Information Express Flagler is an “A” rated district by the State of Florida. Flagler is the only district in Florida where all traditional schools are rated “A.”
  6. 6. Information Express Flagler is in an elite group of districts in the South that is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  7. 7. What Happened to budgets
  8. 8. What Happened to budgets In the past two years we have been cut 7 times for a total of 7.5 million.
  9. 9. What Happened to budgets In the past two years we have been cut 7 times for a total of 7.5 million. First time in 37 years State funding has gone backwards.
  10. 10. Information Express According to the 2005-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Florida ranks 50th in per capita spending for K-12 education.
  11. 11. Public Education Funding Sources
  12. 12. Public Education Funding Sources Sales Tax
  13. 13. Public Education Funding Sources Sales Tax Local property taxes
  14. 14. Public Education Funding Sources Sales Tax Local property taxes Lottery (less than 1%)
  15. 15. Truth or myth
  16. 16. Truth or myth Public Schools will be held harmless from recently approved tax cuts including Amendment 1.
  17. 17. Truth or myth Public Schools will be held harmless from recently approved tax cuts including Amendment 1. This is a Myth. (Portability)
  18. 18. Truth or myth
  19. 19. Truth or myth Public Schools have been cut less than other areas of government.
  20. 20. Truth or myth Public Schools have been cut less than other areas of government. This is a Myth.
  21. 21. Information Express For the 2009-2010 school year the State faces an additional $2.5 billion shortfall in revenues just to fund to current levels.
  22. 22. Information Express If the State accomplishes a balanced budget with cuts alone, it will cost public schools 1.1 billion dollars in lost revenue.
  23. 23. Information Express Property tax collections Statewide and in Flagler County are falling which will cause an additional budget shortfall.
  24. 24. Information Express If public education is cut by current estimates it will mean a 15% reduction in current revenue for Flagler County. (15 million)
  25. 25. What Does This Mean for Flagler?
  26. 26. What Does This Mean for Flagler? Education as we know it will change in our community.
  27. 27. What we could lose
  28. 28. What we could lose Alternative Programs ($1.9 million)
  29. 29. What we could lose Alternative Programs ($1.9 million) Sports Programs ($700,000)
  30. 30. What we could lose Alternative Programs ($1.9 million) Sports Programs ($700,000) Reduction In Staff
  31. 31. What we could lose Alternative Programs ($1.9 million) Sports Programs ($700,000) Reduction In Staff Elementary Art ($312,069)
  32. 32. What we could lose
  33. 33. What we could lose String Programs ($70,575)
  34. 34. What we could lose String Programs ($70,575) Music / Band ($914,641)
  35. 35. What we could lose String Programs ($70,575) Music / Band ($914,641) Elementary Spanish ($126,693)
  36. 36. What we could lose String Programs ($70,575) Music / Band ($914,641) Elementary Spanish ($126,693) Elementary PE ($1,107,641)
  37. 37. What we could lose
  38. 38. What we could lose Transportation (2 mile)
  39. 39. What we could lose Transportation (2 mile) Shuttles
  40. 40. What we could lose Transportation (2 mile) Shuttles Clubs
  41. 41. What we could lose Transportation (2 mile) Shuttles Clubs Community Use of Facilities
  42. 42. What Can You do for Flagler?
  43. 43. What Can You do for Flagler? Contact your legislators through phone calls, emails, letters and visits.
  44. 44. What Can You do for Flagler? Contact your legislators through phone calls, emails, letters and visits. Tell Legislators it is their paramount duty to adequately provide funding for high quality public education.
  45. 45. What Can You do for Flagler?
  46. 46. What Can You do for Flagler? Encourage local control and flexibility.
  47. 47. What Can You do for Flagler? Encourage local control and flexibility. Educate yourself about the State budget.
  48. 48. What Can You do for Flagler?
  49. 49. What Can You do for Flagler? Attend local education rallies.
  50. 50. What Can You do for Flagler? Attend local education rallies. Visit legislators.
  51. 51. What Can You do for Flagler? Attend local education rallies. Visit legislators. Go to Tallahassee for Education Rally on March 18.
  52. 52. information express
  53. 53. What Can You do for Flagler?
  54. 54. What Can You do for Flagler? Demand no new State projects or unfunded mandates until education is fully funded.
  55. 55. What Can You do for Flagler? Demand no new State projects or unfunded mandates until education is fully funded. Advocate for Students.
  56. 56. What Can You do for Flagler? Demand no new State projects or unfunded mandates until education is fully funded. Advocate for Students. Encourage the elimination of certain sales tax exemptions.
  57. 57. Non or under funded mandates
  58. 58. Non or under funded mandates Transportation (1.5 million)
  59. 59. Non or under funded mandates Transportation (1.5 million) Class Size (1.4 million)
  60. 60. Non or under funded mandates
  61. 61. Non or under funded mandates Comprehensive Reading Plan ($475,000)
  62. 62. Non or under funded mandates Comprehensive Reading Plan ($475,000) ESE (5.4 million)
  63. 63. Impact of education on the economy The Wall Street Journal October 21, 2008 Cutting the number of dropouts in half would generate $45 billion annually in new tax revenue, according to America’s Promise. Jay Smink, director of the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University, says the difference in lifetime salary for a dropout and a high school graduate is about $300,000. “In a global economy, the single most important issue facing our country is an educated work force, “ says Houston Mayor Bill White. With other studies also showing increases in the number of students who aren’t graduating, public officials are concerned those numbers will mean rising costs for social programs and prisons, as well as lost tax revenue because of the reduced earnings potential of dropouts. Dropouts are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system, including about 75% of state prison inmates.
  64. 64. Who needs to get involved?
  65. 65. Who needs to get involved? YOU and...
  66. 66. Who needs to get involved? YOU and... Your neighbors, friends and family
  67. 67. Who needs to get involved? YOU and... Your neighbors, friends and family School Boards and Districts across the State
  68. 68. Who needs to get involved? YOU and... Your neighbors, friends and family School Boards and Districts across the State Parents, business/community members and leaders
  69. 69. Who needs to get involved? YOU and... Your neighbors, friends and family School Boards and Districts across the State Parents, business/community members and leaders Professional and Civic Organizations
  70. 70. Information Express You Can Make A Difference. Let Your Voice Be Heard!

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