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  1. 1. Half Hollow Hills Central School District 2009- 2010 Preliminary Budget Proposal 3/9/2009
  2. 2. T HE PURPOSE OF THE BUDGET <ul><li>To meet the educational and fiscal goals of the District by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting the educational mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning for the operational needs of the District </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintaining financial integrity </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. OUR ESSENTIAL GOALS <ul><li>Maximize the achievement of all students by strengthening our District-wide Professional Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to develop, deliver and implement a budget that strengthens and maximizes all of our resources while diminishing the financial impact on taxpayers </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure equitable opportunities and equitable outcomes for all students and continue to review programs to ensure consonance with latest research on educational excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to address demographics and space needs to ensure appropriate learning environments for all students </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to support the physical & mental health and well-being of all District students and staff </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to improve and upgrade the appearance, safety and functionality of all District buildings and grounds </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace technology to strengthen teaching, learning and manage data </li></ul><ul><li>Improve communication between and among all stakeholders </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2009/10 Budget Process <ul><ul><li>The Business Office, together with the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendents, Building Principals, Directors and Coordinators reviewed all proposed expenditures, staffing, enrollment trends, building and programmatic needs in developing the proposed budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Board of Education sub-committee is conducting a line-by-line analysis of all proposed budget lines. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 2009/10 Budget Process <ul><li>Every area of the Budget was analyzed for potential reductions. </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth analysis was conducted of all programs, the impact of further tightening of schedules, resources and potential personnel cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed all retirements and resignations and adjusted the leave process in a manner which would provide cost savings to the District </li></ul>
  6. 6. New Challenges for 2009/10 <ul><li>Run an efficient system without negatively impacting programs for our students </li></ul><ul><li>New York State’s economic crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Governor’s Deficit Reduction plan would reduce our state aid $2,932,698 </li></ul><ul><li>No New Unfunded Mandates according to NYS </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed Mandate for Districts to fund 15% of Pre-school special education and transportation (currently funded by NYS and Suffolk County). This new mandate would cost HHH an additional $1 million. This proposal is not included in current budget. </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed mandate to implement an employer payroll tax to businesses, including school districts, for the MTA. This would cost HHH over $400K </li></ul><ul><li>What happened to No New Mandates?????????? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Highest Achieving Among the lowest per pupil expenditure
  8. 8. Class Sizes <ul><li>Board of Education Policy for Class Sizes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kindergarten and First Grade – 22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Grade – 24 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades – 26 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades Six through Twelve - 28 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Budget-to-Budget comparison <ul><li>NYS Contingency Formula Budget Cap is 120% of CPI or 4% whichever is lower </li></ul><ul><li>Contingent budget formula cap for 2009/10 is 4.0% per NYS Educ. Dept. </li></ul><ul><li>2009/10 Proposed Budget is already below the NYS formula cap </li></ul>$202,949,762 3.45% $204,035,832 4.0% $205,310,849 4.65% $196,188,300 Total Budget % Change Preliminary Budget 2009/10 NYS Contingency Formula Budget Cap 2009/10 Rollover (estimated cost of rolling forward budget as is) Budget 2009/10 Adopted Budget 2008/09
  10. 10. 2009-10 Preliminary Budget Proposal Summary 2008-09 Total Budget $196,188,300 $202,949,762 Dollar Increase $6,761,462 Percent Increase 3.45% 2009-10 Capital $27,654,198 13.63% Program $155,607,347 76.67% Administrative $19,688,217 9.70%
  11. 11. 2009/10 Budget Reductions <ul><li>18 budgeted instructional positions ($1,142,226) </li></ul><ul><li>2 paraprofessional positions ($43,747) </li></ul><ul><li>Restructured non-instructional staffing to eliminate two part-time positions ($19,872) </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time position at the Bus Garage ($30,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of two budgeted transportation positions ($60,000) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Budget Reductions – cont’d. <ul><li>District-wide reductions in equipment, supplies and material allocations ($440,268 including over $100,000 in Buildings and Grounds reductions ) </li></ul><ul><li>Plant Projects ($28,050) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Writing and Scoring ($447,615) </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs and Activities ($85,000) </li></ul><ul><li>In-Service Training/Staff Development ($29,309) </li></ul><ul><li>5 th & 7 th Grade Swimming Assessment ($35,000) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other cost Reductions <ul><li>Restructured the District’s Security Program enhancing security coverage while keeping costs level </li></ul><ul><li>Joint effort with other municipalities for cost savings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling - TOH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security Alarm Services – So. Huntington UFSD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative Purchasing – NYS, BOCES, County, Educational Data Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chaperone assignments reviewed and capped at current allocations </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cost reduction initiatives <ul><li>Transportation Efficiency Analysis to produce at least two less routes </li></ul><ul><li>District-wide energy conservation communication to all buildings to reduce demand </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008-09 2009-10 Change </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Board of Education 10,269 8,887 -13.5% </li></ul><ul><li>District Clerk & District Meeting 102,561 103,921 1.33% </li></ul><ul><li>Offices of Chief School Admin./ </li></ul><ul><li> Finance/Purchasing/Accounting/ </li></ul><ul><li> Auditing Svc./Legal Services/ </li></ul><ul><li> Public Information/District-wide </li></ul><ul><li> Admin. and Records Mgmt. 2,989,317 3,059,946 2.4% </li></ul><ul><li>Operation & Maint 14,252,862 14,542,459 2.0% </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance/BOCES Admin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>and Special Items 1,683.823 1,723,211 2.3% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Total General Support $19,038,832 $19,438,424 2.1% </li></ul>Preliminary Budget Proposal - General Support
  16. 16. Preliminary Budget Proposal - Instructional Budget <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008-09 2009-10 Change </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Development & </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervision/Principals/Clerical/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-Service Training/Research/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupil Personnel 7,573,803 7,932,017 4.7% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teaching Regular School 90,628,925 93,683,261 3.4% </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Ed/Summer School 480,727 493,958 2.8% </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Media & Support 4,905,358 4,836,297 -1.4% </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil Services 10,350,523 10,674,574 3.1% </li></ul><ul><li>Total Instruction $113,939,336 $117,620,106 3.2% </li></ul>
  17. 17. Preliminary Budget Proposal - Other Budget Categories <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2008-09 2009-10 Change </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Transportation 12,250,605 12,784,440 4.4% </li></ul><ul><li>Community Recreation 75,500 85,450 13.2% </li></ul><ul><li>Employee Benefits 39,871,373 41,885,529 5.1% </li></ul><ul><li>Debt Service/TAN 9,924,047 10,008,167 0.85% </li></ul><ul><li>Transfers to Capital 882,000 882,000 0% </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer to Spec. Aid Fund 206,608 245,647 18.9% </li></ul><ul><li>Total of above categories $63,210,133 $65,891,233 4.24% </li></ul>
  19. 19. No budget is an Island… <ul><li>The proposed budget for 2009/10 is developed by first analyzing prior year (2007/08) expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewing current year (2008/09) expenditures to date </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipating year end fund balance and reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for the operational needs of 2009/10 </li></ul><ul><li>And looking to trends which will affect the 2010/11 budget and tax levy </li></ul>
  20. 20. Dates to Remember Budget Presentation Vanderbilt 8:00 pm Monday, March 23, 2009 Elementary PTA Budget Presentation Manasquan 10:00 am Thursday, March 26, 2009 Public Hearing Manasquan 8:00 pm Monday, May 11, 2009 Budget VOTE H.S. East 7:00am to 10:00pm Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Adopt Budget Manasquan 8:00 pm Monday, April 20, 2009 Secondary PTA Budget Presentation Manasquan 8:00 pm Monday, March 30, 2009 Description Place Time Date
  21. 21. More information…. <ul><li>Budget information is available on our webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the Our District link to the District Financial Information page </li></ul>
  22. 22. Voting <ul><li>Tuesday: </li></ul><ul><li>May 19, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>7AM to 10PM </li></ul><ul><li>High School East: East Gym </li></ul>