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AISD and the Public School Funding Crisis<br />
Public School Funding 101<br />
1000 + districts<br />
Large and Small<br />
Rich and Poor<br />
How Do We Fund Schools?<br />
State Revenue<br />Sales tax<br />Corporate tax<br />Fuel tax<br />Natural gas<br />Sin tax<br /><ul><li>Lottery
Recapture funds
   Insurance tax
   Utility tax</li></li></ul><li>Local Revenue<br />Majority : Property tax<br />
Other Local Revenue<br />Earned interest, Activities fees, Tuition<br />
Remember Robin Hood Plan?<br />
Now: 	Foundation School   		            Program<br />
Pool of Property Taxes<br />
Foundation School Program<br />	Ensures that all districts receive equal access to similar revenue per student at similar ...
FSP Uses System of <br />Calculated Formulas <br />Compressed Tax Rate<br />Enrichment Tax Rate<br />Target Revenue<br />B...
very complex!<br />
State Budget Crisis<br />
$27 billion short of being ableto provide services atthe current level<br />
Education is 44% of budget<br />
AISD could lose $35 million due to state shortfall<br />
Biggest cutback in school funding since WW2<br />
How did we get in this Mess?<br />
2006 HB 1<br />Property tax roll back. <br />
Lower property taxes were suppose to be offset by new business and sin taxes. <br />
They were not. <br />
HB 1 will only make things worse over time.<br />e.g. not tied to inflation<br />
What does this mean for AISD?<br />
AISD CUTS<br />Turning Point Elementary Closed<br />Student Affairs Department Dissolved<br />Success Program Eliminated (...
AISD CUTS (cont.)<br />Assign high school teachers one additional teaching period<br />Eliminate teaming at the junior hig...
AISD CUTS (cont.)<br />Dissolve the safe and drug-free schools/parent relations department<br />Eliminate Convocation<br /...
Potential Cuts<br />Eliminate all teachers with probationary contracts. Some positions might be hired back depending on ne...
Potential Cuts<br />Eliminate fifth- and sixth-grade orchestra and sixth-grade band:<br />Close Kooken Education Center<br...
What does this mean for Butler?<br />
What Can You Do?<br />Contact your state legislators – <br />Rep – Diane Patrick      (Barbara Nash)<br />Senator – Wendy ...
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  1. 1. AISD and the Public School Funding Crisis<br />
  2. 2. Public School Funding 101<br />
  3. 3. 1000 + districts<br />
  4. 4. Large and Small<br />
  5. 5. Rich and Poor<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. How Do We Fund Schools?<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. State Revenue<br />Sales tax<br />Corporate tax<br />Fuel tax<br />Natural gas<br />Sin tax<br /><ul><li>Lottery
  10. 10. Recapture funds
  11. 11. Insurance tax
  12. 12. Utility tax</li></li></ul><li>Local Revenue<br />Majority : Property tax<br />
  13. 13. Other Local Revenue<br />Earned interest, Activities fees, Tuition<br />
  14. 14. Remember Robin Hood Plan?<br />
  15. 15. Now: Foundation School Program<br />
  16. 16. Pool of Property Taxes<br />
  17. 17. Foundation School Program<br /> Ensures that all districts receive equal access to similar revenue per student at similar tax effort<br />
  18. 18. FSP Uses System of <br />Calculated Formulas <br />Compressed Tax Rate<br />Enrichment Tax Rate<br />Target Revenue<br />Basic Allotment<br />ADA and WADA<br />Equalized Wealth Level<br />Recapture<br />Golden and Copper Pennies<br />Local Fund Assignment<br />
  19. 19. very complex!<br />
  20. 20. State Budget Crisis<br />
  21. 21. $27 billion short of being ableto provide services atthe current level<br />
  22. 22. Education is 44% of budget<br />
  23. 23. AISD could lose $35 million due to state shortfall<br />
  24. 24. Biggest cutback in school funding since WW2<br />
  25. 25. How did we get in this Mess?<br />
  26. 26. 2006 HB 1<br />Property tax roll back. <br />
  27. 27. Lower property taxes were suppose to be offset by new business and sin taxes. <br />
  28. 28. They were not. <br />
  29. 29. HB 1 will only make things worse over time.<br />e.g. not tied to inflation<br />
  30. 30. What does this mean for AISD?<br />
  31. 31. AISD CUTS<br />Turning Point Elementary Closed<br />Student Affairs Department Dissolved<br />Success Program Eliminated (K-6)<br />Jr. High Assistant Principals Reduced<br />Guidance Tech Position Eliminated<br />Two Kindergarten Aids Eliminated<br />
  32. 32. AISD CUTS (cont.)<br />Assign high school teachers one additional teaching period<br />Eliminate teaming at the junior high level<br />Delay IB implementation at Martin and Seguin high schools<br />Eliminate printing of the Annual Wall Calendar and School Boundary Map<br />Eliminate the UTA stadium rental<br />Eliminate contract mowing from the plant services budget<br />
  33. 33. AISD CUTS (cont.)<br />Dissolve the safe and drug-free schools/parent relations department<br />Eliminate Convocation<br />Reduce the district’s monthly contribution toward health insurance by $25 for professional employees and $10 for all other employees<br />Eliminate a receptionist position per secondary campus<br />
  34. 34. Potential Cuts<br />Eliminate all teachers with probationary contracts. Some positions might be hired back depending on need<br />Eliminate two coaches at each high school<br />Eliminate one fine arts teacher at each high school<br />Eliminate all cafeteria monitors at the elementary level<br />Eliminate three attendance officers<br />Eliminate three intervention specialists<br />
  35. 35. Potential Cuts<br />Eliminate fifth- and sixth-grade orchestra and sixth-grade band:<br />Close Kooken Education Center<br />Close one junior high<br />Reduce teachers in grades K through 4 if the state legislature changes the 22:1 student-teacher ratio<br />Reduction in force: As needed<br />
  36. 36. What does this mean for Butler?<br />
  37. 37. What Can You Do?<br />Contact your state legislators – <br />Rep – Diane Patrick (Barbara Nash)<br />Senator – Wendy Davis<br />Additional contacts – Representatives Bill Zedler, Barbara Nash, and Senator Chris Harris<br />
  38. 38. Texas State Senators<br />Senate District 10--Senator Wendy DavisCapitol Office: EXT E1.608Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0110Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol StationAustin, TX 78711District Address: 2421 W. 7th, Suite 350, Building AFort Worth TX 76107Phone: (817) 332-3338State District Offices<br />Senate District 9--Senator Chris HarrisCapitol Office: CAP 3S.5Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0109Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol StationAustin, TX 78711District Address: 2001 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite 150Arlington TX 76006Phone: (817) 461-9109State District Offices<br />
  39. 39. Texas State Representatives<br />House District 93--Representative Barbara NashCapitol Office: EXT E2.404Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0562Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin, TX 78768District Address: P.O. Box 121008Arlington TX 76012Phone: (817) 235-7743<br /> House District 94--Representative Diane PatrickCapitol Office: EXT E2.610Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0624Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin, TX 78768District Address: 318 West Main Street, Ste. 102Arlington TX 76010Phone: (817) 548-9091 <br />House District 96--Representative William 'Bill' ZedlerCapitol Office: EXT E1.302Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0374Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin, TX 78768District Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin TX 78768 <br />

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