Bi Story Jan 2010


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Bi Story Jan 2010

  1. 1. The Bainbridge Island Story Bainbridge Island School District Budget January 2010
  2. 2. The Funding Gap Washington State does not fully fund K-12 public education. <ul><li>State funding has not kept up with educational costs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– Washington State’s per-pupil funding has fallen from 11 th in the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nation (1993) to 44 th (2009). – The Quality Counts Report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>– K-12 education has fallen from 50% of the state budget in the 1980s to 41% of the current budget. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>– The State does not provide funds to cover the cost for construction or renovation of schools. It may provide a partial “match.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples of our funding gap: In 2008-09 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– State Ranking: BISD ranked in the bottom 21% of WA State school districts in per pupil revenue (232 nd out of 295 districts). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>– BISD paid $7.2 M for positions not funded through the State. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>– Transportation costs exceeded state revenue by $545 K. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>– Special education costs were $1 M above the state allocation. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. General Fund: Revenue Sources State Funds (64%) Local Non-Tax (8%) - Foundation, PTO, Fees Local Ed. Program & Operations Levy (21%) BISD Levy “Lid” = 24.9% Of State/Federal Allocations Some other districts have been allowed to have higher “lids” due to “grandfather- ing” Federal Funds (7%) 2009-10 Budget = $36.5 M
  4. 4. BISD Depends on Local Support <ul><li>The local Educational Programs and Operations Levy pays for 21% of the total operating budget. It pays for staff and services not fully funded by the state: </li></ul><ul><li>– 80 full time staff positions </li></ul><ul><li>– Instructional supplies, materials </li></ul><ul><li>– Special education programs </li></ul><ul><li>– Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Local non-tax dollars from PTOs, the Bainbridge Schools Foundation and fee increases pay for staff and programs not funded by the state </li></ul><ul><li>The local levy and non-tax dollars represent almost 30% of the district's operating budget. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Comparison Data <ul><li>BISD Per Pupil Revenue (2007-08): $8,949 </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison with other districts (2007-08 data): </li></ul><ul><li>Total per pupil revenue was lower than… </li></ul><ul><li>-- Seattle = $11,101 </li></ul><ul><li>-- Bellevue = $9,790 </li></ul><ul><li>-- Mercer Island = $9,527 </li></ul><ul><li>-- Central Kitsap = $9,427 </li></ul><ul><li>-- North Kitsap = $9,376 </li></ul><ul><li>-- Northshore = $9,198 . </li></ul>
  6. 6. General Fund: Expenditures Salaries & Benefits (86%) Other (.42%) Purchased Services (9%)* *Purchased services Include: utilities, Insurance, copier leases, maintenance Contracts, etc. Supplies, Instr. Mat. (5%) 2009-10 Budget = $36.5 M
  7. 7. General vs. Capital Funds Both serve vital student needs, but “nary the twain shall meet.” <ul><li>General Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Pays for: </li></ul><ul><li>Day-to-day costs of operating </li></ul><ul><li>schools </li></ul><ul><li>Salaries & benefits of staff </li></ul><ul><li>(except Capital Fund positions) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Transpor- </li></ul><ul><li>tation </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Pays for : </li></ul><ul><li>New construction & renovation of existing buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Major capital improvements </li></ul><ul><li>(roofs, HVAC, infrastructure) </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Levy </li></ul><ul><li>equipment & </li></ul><ul><li>software </li></ul><ul><li>Staff FTE </li></ul><ul><li>directly related </li></ul><ul><li>to funded </li></ul><ul><li>projects </li></ul>
  8. 8. General Fund : 2009-10 Operating Budget <ul><li>Last spring, WA State worked to fill a $9 B gap in the 2009-11 budget. Funding for K-12 educational programs was cut. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal stimulus dollars reduced this gap by about $3 B . </li></ul><ul><li>BISD cut $2.1 M from the 2009-10 General Fund Budget. </li></ul><ul><li>(after cutting $1.5 M the year before.) </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions were made based on the work of the District Budget Advisory Committee, 6 subcommittees, 2 surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for balancing the budget have included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing services & programs: transportation, print shop, outdoor ed, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing staff positions, work time: administrators, elem. librarians, nurses, counselors, bus drivers, paraeducators, custodians, groundskeeper, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing fees, renting space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Significant levels of additional support from Foundation, PTOs </li></ul></ul>