USD 442USD 442
Purpose of MeetingPurpose of Meeting
To provide:To provide:
 An understanding of consolidationAn understanding of consoli...
Why Consider ConsolidationWhy Consider Consolidation
 TO PROVIDE FOR THE FINANCIALTO PROVIDE FOR THE FINANCIAL
STABILITY ...
Why Consider ConsolidationWhy Consider Consolidation
 TO PROVIDE A QUALITY EDUCATION FORTO PROVIDE A QUALITY EDUCATION FO...
Donna WhitemanDonna Whiteman
Kansas Association of School BoardsKansas Association of School Boards
 Understanding of Con...
Districts Involved in DiscussionsDistricts Involved in Discussions
 USD 442 –Nemaha Valley Schools,USD 442 –Nemaha Valley...
TimelineTimeline
 July – sends letters to four area schoolJuly – sends letters to four area school
districts suggesting a...
TimelineTimeline
 September – board meets with DonnaSeptember – board meets with Donna
Whiteman to learn about consolidat...
TimelineTimeline
 October – entire USD 442 board meetingOctober – entire USD 442 board meeting
with entire USD 488, Axtel...
TimelineTimeline
 December – three way meeting put onDecember – three way meeting put on
hold while other two districts h...
TimelineTimeline
 March – USD 442 is informed that USD 488March – USD 442 is informed that USD 488
is no longer consideri...
What Has USD 442 Proposed?What Has USD 442 Proposed?
 Discuss a consolidation of USD 442, USDDiscuss a consolidation of U...
What Has USD 442 Proposed?What Has USD 442 Proposed?
 Discuss a consolidation of USD 442 andDiscuss a consolidation of US...
Perspectives of School BoardPerspectives of School Board
MembersMembers
 Margie Heinen, PresidentMargie Heinen, President...
USD 442 General FundUSD 442 General Fund
 The General Fund is the main source toThe General Fund is the main source to
pa...
Nemaha Valley High SchoolNemaha Valley High School
Enrollment ProjectionsEnrollment Projections
Student EnrollmentStudent Enrollment
Decrease of 90.1 since 06-07Decrease of 90.1 since 06-07
Base State Aid Per PupilBase State Aid Per Pupil
Decrease of $590 since 06-07Decrease of $590 since 06-07
General FundGeneral Fund
(minus special education funding)(minus special education funding)
Decrease of $758,712 since 06-...
Supplemental General FundSupplemental General Fund
(Local Option Budget - LOB)(Local Option Budget - LOB)
 Percentage of ...
Local OptionBudgetLocal OptionBudget
Year LOB
Amount
Amount
Authorized
Percentage
of General
Fund
Mill Levy
2006-2007 $530...
Area Mill LeviesArea Mill Levies
District General
Fund
LOB Capital
Outlay
Debt Total
451 20 14.572 0 0 34.572
442 20 13.02...
Contacting Legislators
Rep. Steve Lukert
2420 US 75 Highway
Sabetha, KS 66534
785.284.3623 (home)
785.296.7651
(Legislatur...
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USD 442 Consolidation discussion

  1. 1. USD 442USD 442
  2. 2. Purpose of MeetingPurpose of Meeting To provide:To provide:  An understanding of consolidationAn understanding of consolidation    A timeline of consolidation activitiesA timeline of consolidation activities  Viewpoints of the board membersViewpoints of the board members  Enrollment and financial informationEnrollment and financial information  Time for questionsTime for questions
  3. 3. Why Consider ConsolidationWhy Consider Consolidation  TO PROVIDE FOR THE FINANCIALTO PROVIDE FOR THE FINANCIAL STABILITY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTSSTABILITY OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS INVOLVEDINVOLVED State support for schools will continue toState support for schools will continue to decreasedecrease Financial incentives existFinancial incentives exist Area enrollments will likely continue toArea enrollments will likely continue to decreasedecrease
  4. 4. Why Consider ConsolidationWhy Consider Consolidation  TO PROVIDE A QUALITY EDUCATION FORTO PROVIDE A QUALITY EDUCATION FOR STUDENTSSTUDENTS Maintenance of current programsMaintenance of current programs Expansion of programs and activities forExpansion of programs and activities for studentsstudents Increased quality of educationIncreased quality of education
  5. 5. Donna WhitemanDonna Whiteman Kansas Association of School BoardsKansas Association of School Boards  Understanding of ConsolidationUnderstanding of Consolidation  Legalities of ConsolidationLegalities of Consolidation
  6. 6. Districts Involved in DiscussionsDistricts Involved in Discussions  USD 442 –Nemaha Valley Schools,USD 442 –Nemaha Valley Schools, SenecaSeneca  USD 451 – B & B Schools,USD 451 – B & B Schools, BaileyvilleBaileyville  USD 488 – Axtell – Bern –USD 488 – Axtell – Bern – Summerfield Schools, AxtellSummerfield Schools, Axtell  USD 441 – Sabetha – WetmoreUSD 441 – Sabetha – Wetmore Schools, SabethaSchools, Sabetha
  7. 7. TimelineTimeline  July – sends letters to four area schoolJuly – sends letters to four area school districts suggesting a formal consolidationdistricts suggesting a formal consolidation study (districts involved – USD 442, 451, 488study (districts involved – USD 442, 451, 488 and 380)and 380)    July – sets up a three member consolidationJuly – sets up a three member consolidation committee (Margie Heinen, Galecommittee (Margie Heinen, Gale Hunninghake, Gary Niehues)Hunninghake, Gary Niehues)    August – receives positive responses fromAugust – receives positive responses from USD 451 and USD 488 about holdingUSD 451 and USD 488 about holding meetingsmeetings
  8. 8. TimelineTimeline  September – board meets with DonnaSeptember – board meets with Donna Whiteman to learn about consolidationWhiteman to learn about consolidation    September – entire USD 442 boardSeptember – entire USD 442 board meets with entire USD 451, B & B, boardmeets with entire USD 451, B & B, board in Baileyvillein Baileyville
  9. 9. TimelineTimeline  October – entire USD 442 board meetingOctober – entire USD 442 board meeting with entire USD 488, Axtell – Bern –with entire USD 488, Axtell – Bern – Summerfield, board in AxtellSummerfield, board in Axtell    October – USD 442 board offers to host aOctober – USD 442 board offers to host a three way meeting involving USD 451 andthree way meeting involving USD 451 and USD 488USD 488
  10. 10. TimelineTimeline  December – three way meeting put onDecember – three way meeting put on hold while other two districts holdhold while other two districts hold discussionsdiscussions  January – USD 442 formally suggests byJanuary – USD 442 formally suggests by letter that a three way discussion be heldletter that a three way discussion be held  February – USD 442 committee meetsFebruary – USD 442 committee meets with USD 451 committee. A three waywith USD 451 committee. A three way meeting with USD 488 is one of twomeeting with USD 488 is one of two alternatives discussedalternatives discussed
  11. 11. TimelineTimeline  March – USD 442 is informed that USD 488March – USD 442 is informed that USD 488 is no longer considering a three way meetingis no longer considering a three way meeting that includes USD 442that includes USD 442  March – USD 442 is informed that USD 488March – USD 442 is informed that USD 488 is moving toward a consolidation plan withis moving toward a consolidation plan with USD 441, Sabetha-Wetmore for 2010-2011USD 441, Sabetha-Wetmore for 2010-2011  March – USD 442 is informed that USD 451March – USD 442 is informed that USD 451 is no longer interested in visiting with USDis no longer interested in visiting with USD 488 for the current time488 for the current time  March – USD 442 and USD 451 agreed toMarch – USD 442 and USD 451 agreed to continue to discuss consolidation issues andcontinue to discuss consolidation issues and ideasideas
  12. 12. What Has USD 442 Proposed?What Has USD 442 Proposed?  Discuss a consolidation of USD 442, USDDiscuss a consolidation of USD 442, USD 451 and USD 488451 and USD 488 This discussion was not heldThis discussion was not held USD 488 and USD 441 have a planUSD 488 and USD 441 have a plan
  13. 13. What Has USD 442 Proposed?What Has USD 442 Proposed?  Discuss a consolidation of USD 442 andDiscuss a consolidation of USD 442 and USD 451USD 451 This discussion is on-goingThis discussion is on-going No specific plan yetNo specific plan yet
  14. 14. Perspectives of School BoardPerspectives of School Board MembersMembers  Margie Heinen, PresidentMargie Heinen, President  Gary Niehues, Vice-PresidentGary Niehues, Vice-President  Gale Hunninghake, MemberGale Hunninghake, Member  Duane Osborne, MemberDuane Osborne, Member  Ilene Enneking, MemberIlene Enneking, Member  Kate Haynie, MemberKate Haynie, Member  Owen Zinke, MemberOwen Zinke, Member
  15. 15. USD 442 General FundUSD 442 General Fund  The General Fund is the main source toThe General Fund is the main source to pay for school district operationspay for school district operations  The General Fund is financed by aThe General Fund is financed by a statewide mill levy of 20 millsstatewide mill levy of 20 mills  Base State Aid per Pupil (BSAPP) is howBase State Aid per Pupil (BSAPP) is how the General Fund is supportedthe General Fund is supported  Enrollment drives how much General FundEnrollment drives how much General Fund authority a school district receivesauthority a school district receives
  16. 16. Nemaha Valley High SchoolNemaha Valley High School Enrollment ProjectionsEnrollment Projections
  17. 17. Student EnrollmentStudent Enrollment Decrease of 90.1 since 06-07Decrease of 90.1 since 06-07
  18. 18. Base State Aid Per PupilBase State Aid Per Pupil Decrease of $590 since 06-07Decrease of $590 since 06-07
  19. 19. General FundGeneral Fund (minus special education funding)(minus special education funding) Decrease of $758,712 since 06-07Decrease of $758,712 since 06-07
  20. 20. Supplemental General FundSupplemental General Fund (Local Option Budget - LOB)(Local Option Budget - LOB)  Percentage of the General FundPercentage of the General Fund  Average state wide percentage is 28.06%Average state wide percentage is 28.06% of the General Fundof the General Fund  Highest LOB allowed by law is at 30% toHighest LOB allowed by law is at 30% to 31%31%  Decision of the local board of educationDecision of the local board of education  Mixture of state funding and local propertyMixture of state funding and local property taxestaxes
  21. 21. Local OptionBudgetLocal OptionBudget Year LOB Amount Amount Authorized Percentage of General Fund Mill Levy 2006-2007 $530,000 $1,099,026 15.7% 11.018 2007-2008 $585,000 $1,139,646 15.4% 10.340 2008-2009 $630,000 $1,125,150 16.9% 10.458 2009-2010 $665,000 $1,100,148 18.3% 13.024* 2010-2011 ? $1,055,464 ? ? *This increase was offset by a decrease in the Bond and Interest levy on the new school building from 10.330 to 8.152
  22. 22. Area Mill LeviesArea Mill Levies District General Fund LOB Capital Outlay Debt Total 451 20 14.572 0 0 34.572 442 20 13.024 0 8.152 41.176 488 20 20.969 4 8.432 49.401 Statewide 20 20.06 4 9.48 50.89 441 20 19.596 8 7.532 55.128 USD 442 is well below the area and state in all mill levy categories.
  23. 23. Contacting Legislators Rep. Steve Lukert 2420 US 75 Highway Sabetha, KS 66534 785.284.3623 (home) 785.296.7651 (Legislature) steve.lukert@house.ks.gov Sen. Mark Taddiken 2614 Hackberry Road Clifton, KS 66937 785.926.3325 (home) 785.296.7371 (Legislature) Mark.Taddiken@senate.ks.gov

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