Fairfax County Public Schools   Board of Supervisors Update       November 29, 2011
Student Achievement• 99% of our schools are fully accredited• SOL pass rates are 93% in English, 92% in  Mathematics• SAT ...
SOL Reading 2011 (Grades 3 - 12)     All Students: Percent Passing93                                  93          93      ...
SOL Math 2011 (Grades 3 – 12)     All Students: Percent passing92                                              92         ...
Student Achievement• Achievement gap continues to narrow in  Reading for Black students• Achievement gap continues to narr...
SOL Reading 2011 (Grades 3 - 12) Black/White Achievement Gap            Achievement Gap25      1920                1615   ...
SOL Reading 2011 (Grades 3 – 12) Hispanic/White Achievement Gap            Achievement Gap30       25252015               ...
SOL Math 2011 (Grades 3 – 12) Black/White Achievement Gap            Achievement Gap30       242520             19        ...
SOL Math 2011 (Grades 3 – 12)     Hispanic/White Achievement Gap              Achievement Gap25      23                192...
Adv. Placement/Int’l Baccalaureate           Results 2010AP Results• 32,230 AP exams taken; up over 2,200 exams  from 2009...
FCPS On-Time Graduation Rate for 2011• FCPS Graduation Rate:   91.4%• VA Graduation Rate:     86.6%• Sixteen FCPS High Sch...
How FCPS Continues to Succeed•   Professional learning communities•   Needs-based staffing•   Priority schools•   Focus on...
FCPS Prioritizes Efficiency     Alexandria                                                                     Comparing M...
FCPS Prioritizes Efficiency                                                        Ratio of Nonschool-Based Positions to S...
FCPS Prioritizes Efficiency                                 FY 2012 Cost Per Pupil$20,000            $18,047 $17,618$18,00...
School Board Priorities           Reasonable Interpretations of School Board                Budget/Program Review Criteria...
State Impacts• Re-benchmarking  – State budget reductions taken over the last two    bienniums have significantly reduced ...
State Impacts• FY 2012 sales tax receipts-to-date are level  with FY 2011 actual• Modest growth projected for FY 2013• Met...
State Impacts• VRS costs will increase  – Funded status of VRS for teachers is 66.6%  – Chronic underfunding of the employ...
Federal Impacts• Education Jobs funding for FY 2012 only  – Loss of $21.3 million in FY 2013• Uncertainties remain  – Nati...
Membership Impacts• Student membership continues to increase   – FY 2012 approved projection is 177,629   – In total, memb...
Membership Impacts                                   FY 2007 - FY 2013185,000                                             ...
FY 2013 Challenges• Compensation  –   Market scale adjustment (1% is $18.3 million)  –   STEP increases ($42.0 million)  –...
FY 2013 Challenges• Unavoidable contract increases  – Service contracts  – Maintenance contracts  – Building leases• Repla...
FY 2013 Budget Calendar                                         FY 2013 Budget Calendar1     Aug.- Dec., 2011   FCPS condu...
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Fairfax County Public Schools: Board of Superverisors Update Nov. 29, 2011

  1. 1. Fairfax County Public Schools Board of Supervisors Update November 29, 2011
  2. 2. Student Achievement• 99% of our schools are fully accredited• SOL pass rates are 93% in English, 92% in Mathematics• SAT scores continue to be higher than both state and national averages• Approximately 53% of all English and Mathematics SOL tests received a score of Pass Advanced
  3. 3. SOL Reading 2011 (Grades 3 - 12) All Students: Percent Passing93 93 93 9392 929190898887 87868584 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  4. 4. SOL Math 2011 (Grades 3 – 12) All Students: Percent passing92 92 9290 9088 878684 848280 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  5. 5. Student Achievement• Achievement gap continues to narrow in Reading for Black students• Achievement gap continues to narrow in Mathematics for Hispanics
  6. 6. SOL Reading 2011 (Grades 3 - 12) Black/White Achievement Gap Achievement Gap25 1920 1615 13 12 1010 5 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  7. 7. SOL Reading 2011 (Grades 3 – 12) Hispanic/White Achievement Gap Achievement Gap30 25252015 12 11 11 101050 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  8. 8. SOL Math 2011 (Grades 3 – 12) Black/White Achievement Gap Achievement Gap30 242520 19 1515 12 131050 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  9. 9. SOL Math 2011 (Grades 3 – 12) Hispanic/White Achievement Gap Achievement Gap25 23 1920 1615 13 111050 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  10. 10. Adv. Placement/Int’l Baccalaureate Results 2010AP Results• 32,230 AP exams taken; up over 2,200 exams from 2009• 70% of AP tests earned a score of 3 or better• From 2008-2010,students participating in AP courses increased from 14,200 to 15,270IB Results• 6,472 IB exams taken• 73% earned a score of 4 or better• 293 IB diplomas were earned across the 8 FCPS high schools offering the program
  11. 11. FCPS On-Time Graduation Rate for 2011• FCPS Graduation Rate: 91.4%• VA Graduation Rate: 86.6%• Sixteen FCPS High Schools improved their graduation rates in 2011
  12. 12. How FCPS Continues to Succeed• Professional learning communities• Needs-based staffing• Priority schools• Focus on closing the achievement gap• FCPS commitment to students• County and community support
  13. 13. FCPS Prioritizes Efficiency Alexandria Comparing Management 1.7% Across the Counties: Arlington 2.0% Percent of Leadership Team and Management to Total Fairfax 0.8% Positions Falls Church 2.9% Loudoun 1.4% Manassas 1.4%Manassas Park 3.3% Montgomery 1.8%Prince Georges 1.1% Prince William 1.6% 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.5% Source: 2012 WABE Guide
  14. 14. FCPS Prioritizes Efficiency Ratio of Nonschool-Based Positions to Students 1996-2012 Nonschool-Based Positions per 1,000 Students 11.0 10.5 10.0 9.5 9.0 8.5 8.0 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 Fiscal YearSource: 2012 WABE Guide
  15. 15. FCPS Prioritizes Efficiency FY 2012 Cost Per Pupil$20,000 $18,047 $17,618$18,000 $16,309$16,000 $14,776$14,000 $12,820$12,000 $11,753 $11,478 $11,014 $9,888 $9,852$10,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 $0Source: 2012 WABE Guide
  16. 16. School Board Priorities Reasonable Interpretations of School Board Budget/Program Review CriteriaA. Ensure safe and secure environment 10B. Provide resources for students not meeting academic expectations 10C. Foster relationships with community--parent liaisons 8D. Ensure quality academic programs (Goal 1) 1. Core disciplines (Goal 1.1) 10 2. Fine arts (Goal 1.3) 8 3. Practical arts (Goal 1.3) 8 4. Two languages (Goal 1.2) 7 5. Technology (Goal 1.5); integrated into other disciplines 6. Countries and cultures of the world (Goal 1.4) 4E. Maintain support for effective classroom teaching and learning 9F. Emphasize K-3 (Early investment) 8G. Maintain competitive salary/benefits 9H. Ensure program and operational efficiency and effectiveness 6I. Support lifelong learning (athletics, extracurricular) 4J. Minimize negative impact on families (fees) 5K. Foster relationships with community--community use 3L. Support Goal 2 (extra projects) 8M. Support Goal 3 (extra projects) 5
  17. 17. State Impacts• Re-benchmarking – State budget reductions taken over the last two bienniums have significantly reduced SOQ funding• Local Composite Index – FCPS’ LCI decreased from .7126 to .6789 – Overall the LCI adjustment benefited northern Virginia • 41 school districts will see an increase in their state share • 9 school districts will not change • 86 school districts will see a decrease in their state share
  18. 18. State Impacts• FY 2012 sales tax receipts-to-date are level with FY 2011 actual• Modest growth projected for FY 2013• Methodology for distribution changed – The triennial census was replaced by estimates from The Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia – The Weldon Cooper Center estimate results in an increase in school-age population estimate for Fairfax County
  19. 19. State Impacts• VRS costs will increase – Funded status of VRS for teachers is 66.6% – Chronic underfunding of the employer contribution rate • FY 2012 employer rate is 6.33% • VRS Board-approved employer contribution rate for 2012- 14 biennium is 16.77% – The Governor will propose a rate in December, but the final rate will be set by the General Assembly in the spring – FCPS has $60 million in reserve funding available
  20. 20. Federal Impacts• Education Jobs funding for FY 2012 only – Loss of $21.3 million in FY 2013• Uncertainties remain – National Education Association said a 7.8 percent cut in fiscal year 2013 would mean a reduction in $3.54 billion in education funding nationwide: • Title I • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act • Head Start
  21. 21. Membership Impacts• Student membership continues to increase – FY 2012 approved projection is 177,629 – In total, membership is likely to exceed projections by approximately 600 students• FY 2013 student membership growth will result in significant expenditure increases – Overall student membership is projected to increase by nearly 4,000 over the FY 2012 Approved Budget – Student demographics continue to change • ESOL services are projected to increase by 20 percent • Students eligible for free and reduced-price meals are projected to increase
  22. 22. Membership Impacts FY 2007 - FY 2013185,000 181,608180,000 178,229 174,933175,000 172,391 169,538170,000 166,307 164,486165,000160,000155,000 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 Actual Actual Actual Actual Actual Estimate Projected
  23. 23. FY 2013 Challenges• Compensation – Market scale adjustment (1% is $18.3 million) – STEP increases ($42.0 million) – Living wage – Retirement and health• Membership and the Classroom – Opening two new schools – Overall increase and changing demographics – Teacher work load – Class size
  24. 24. FY 2013 Challenges• Unavoidable contract increases – Service contracts – Maintenance contracts – Building leases• Replacement requirements – Buses – Equipment – Computers and network equipment• Preventive maintenance
  25. 25. FY 2013 Budget Calendar FY 2013 Budget Calendar1 Aug.- Dec., 2011 FCPS conducts internal program reviews and gathers community and employee feedback January 12, 2012 Superintendent releases FY 2013 Proposed Budget January 30-31 School Board holds public hearings on budget February 2 School Board conducts budget work session February 9 School Board adopts FY 2013 Advertised Budget April 10 School Board presents budget to County BOS April 10-12 County BOS holds public hearings on budget April 30 School Board conducts budget work session May 1 County BOS approves the FY 2013 Adopted County Budget, tax rate resolution, and transfer amount to schools May 10 School Board FY 2013 Approved Budget presented for new business May 15-16 School Board holds public hearings on budget May 17 School Board conducts budget work session May 24 School Board adopts FY 2013 Approved Budget July 1 FY 2013 begins1 Dates tentative

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