Pulling the Pieces Back Together:
Safety, Space & Solvency Top Budget Priorities

March 5, 2014 Board of Education Meeting...
2013-14 OUFSD Accomplishments
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Daniel Scanteianu(OHS) 2014 National
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Budget Strategies
• Avoid educational insolvency by continuing advocacy
efforts to increase Foundation Aid that Ossining i...
Survey reveals teacher-student ratio,
classroom space & safety very
important community priorities.

During last year’s bu...
Superintendent’s 2014-15
Proposed Budget Priorities
Solvency:
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Increase classroom space & improve
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Table 2 PROJECTED
Elementary Schools Enrollment and Staffing
(Not Including Self-Contained Special Education)
2014-2015 Sc...
Projected and Current Enrollment
This
Year

Projected Range
(2014 – 2023)

Park (w/o Pre-K)

360

333 - 357

Brookside

76...
Benefits of moving District Offices & Records
from Elementary Schools…..
Free Up
Space

Improve
Safety

Regain
Solvency

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Revenue: Tax Levy
• OUFSD Tax Levy below the Tax Levy
Cap for the past consecutive 3 years;
• Year-to-Year Levy changes sh...
Revenue: NYS Foundation Aid (FA)
$4,000
$3,000

$2,343

$3,800

$1,550

$1,546

$2,000
$1,000
$0
-$1,000

-$793
-$2,000

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Expenses:
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Sustainable
Savings

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Reversed the trajectory of health, administrative and transportation...
Superintendent’s Proposed Budget
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2014-15 Budget Amount:$113,594,242
Budget to Budget Increase: 2.86%
Tax Levy Inc...
Ossining School District Important Budget Meetings

 March 8, 2014

Board Budget Review

 March 12 & 26, 2014

Board Con...
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Board of Education Meeting - Budget Presentation 3.5.14

  1. 1. Pulling the Pieces Back Together: Safety, Space & Solvency Top Budget Priorities March 5, 2014 Board of Education Meeting Superintendent’s Recommended 2014-15 Budget Ray Sanchez, Superintendent of Schools Alita McCoy Zuber, Assistant Superintendent for Business
  2. 2. 2013-14 OUFSD Accomplishments ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― Daniel Scanteianu(OHS) 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition Finalist Brookside Principal, Ann Dealy, Awarded Raymond Delaney Scholarship from NYS Council of School Superintendents AP Scholars (28), Scholars with Honors (10), Scholars with Distinction (18) 6 Fall Scholar Athlete Teams District Awarded STLE 2 Grant for $537,625 Three Intel Semi-Finalists Three Rotary Employees of the Year Jessica Chambers (OHS) 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Competition ― ― ― ― ― ― ― ― Finalist 18 Students Attend All-County Chorus Jalay Knowles (OHS) Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” District is now on Instagram. Follow us @oufsd Grand Reopening of OHS Auditorium Claremont Library Receives Renovations Thanks to Ossining MATTERS AMD takes part in National Writing Day OHS Student Newspaper, The Current, is now fully online Park Teacher Vanessa Santos Named LoHud’s Educator of the Week
  3. 3. Budget Strategies • Avoid educational insolvency by continuing advocacy efforts to increase Foundation Aid that Ossining is legally entitled to receive, which is projected to be an additional $7M in 2014-15. • Continue to maintain transparency through surveys, informational meetings and Community Budget Advisory Committee efforts. • Continue to evaluate opportunities for sustainable budget savings and slowing expenditure growth. 3
  4. 4. Survey reveals teacher-student ratio, classroom space & safety very important community priorities. During last year’s budget discussions many community members believed OUFSD is at the “Tipping Point on the Educational Solvency Continuum”* Deliberation during Puzzling Priorities activity at 2.26.14 BOE meeting helped the District to see HOW members compromised to reach consensus on priorities. * NYSCOSS definition of Tipping Point as “Systemic erosion of capacity due to fiscal constraints without structural redesign resulting in the elimination of mandated & non-mandated programs” OUFSD Community Budget Priorities
  5. 5. Superintendent’s 2014-15 Proposed Budget Priorities Solvency: • • • • • Space: • • Increase classroom space & improve delivery of instruction & student support services in Roosevelt, Park & Claremont Schools by moving administrative and storage spaces Readiness for Governor’s recent Pre-K budget proposal. Safer environment when principal’s office is relocated & administrative office visitors are eliminated. Pre-K -12 class sizes aligned with Board Policy; considers enrollment projections Modified Sports recovered Related Services unchanged Library Media Specialists reinstated AMD after-school programs maintained Safety: • • Cameras & new camera system throughout the District to help improve emergency response efforts, face-recognition and accessibility outside of the District. Software designed to expedite the lock-down process using automatic features to secure the building and aid in alerting people outside of the building that a lock-down is in place and identifying lock-down emergency.
  6. 6. Table 2 PROJECTED Elementary Schools Enrollment and Staffing (Not Including Self-Contained Special Education) 2014-2015 School Year Grade Class Size Policy Aspirational Goal Current Enrollment 10/2/13 Current Staffin g Average Class Size Projected Enrollment Sept. 2014 Projected Staffing Sept. 2014 Projected Average Class Size PreK 18 16-18 252 7 18.0 252 7 18.0 K 18-20 17-18 (19) 353 17 20.8 349 17 20.5 1 20-22 17-18 (19) 387 17 22.8 361 16 22.6 2 22-24 18-19 (25) (20) 368 16 23 386 16 24.1 3 22-24 19-20 (25) (21) 357 15 23.8 372 15 24.8 4 24-26 20-22 (27) (23) 341 14 24.4 360 15 24 5 24-26 22-24 (27) (25) 357 14 25.5 345 14 24.6 2,415 100 --- 2,425 100 --- Total --- ---
  7. 7. Projected and Current Enrollment This Year Projected Range (2014 – 2023) Park (w/o Pre-K) 360 333 - 357 Brookside 765 671 - 748 Claremont 728 Roosevelt 357 337 – 382* AMD 998 1,038 – 1,158* OHS 1,270 1,285 – 1,612 School . 698 – 773*
  8. 8. Benefits of moving District Offices & Records from Elementary Schools….. Free Up Space Improve Safety Regain Solvency Increased readiness for Pre-K program proposed by Governor More suitable space for instruction & student support services. Safer environment when principal’s office is relocated & administrative office visitors are eliminated.
  9. 9. Revenue: Tax Levy • OUFSD Tax Levy below the Tax Levy Cap for the past consecutive 3 years; • Year-to-Year Levy changes sharply declining over past 9 years • Tax Levy is OUFSD’s largest revenue source. 11.7% 9.33% 5.34% 3.80% 0.42% 2005 2007 2009 2011 2.92% 2013
  10. 10. Revenue: NYS Foundation Aid (FA) $4,000 $3,000 $2,343 $3,800 $1,550 $1,546 $2,000 $1,000 $0 -$1,000 -$793 -$2,000 -$2,259 -$3,000 Year Actual • • • • • 2009 2011 NYSED 2013 Lost FA per TAFPU NYS Aid 2nd largest revenue source for the District; FA Largest Aid Category FA should increase as enrollment & student needs increase OUFSD enrollment increased 660 students since 2008. Ossining UFSD 8th lowest funded district in NYS OUFSD is entitled to an additional $7million in 2014-15
  11. 11. Expenses: Significant Sustainable Savings • • • • • Reversed the trajectory of health, administrative and transportation expense growth back toward 2009 levels as depicted in the graph below. Identified $4.6 million in Capital improvements with no budget impact through an Energy Performance Contract (EPC). Received $2.5+ million in competitive grants. Negotiated Triborough for Teacher & Administrator Contracts. Saved $1.2 million over 12 years by re-financing bonds.
  12. 12. Superintendent’s Proposed Budget • • • • 2014-15 Budget Amount:$113,594,242 Budget to Budget Increase: 2.86% Tax Levy Increase: 2.04% Tax Levy Cap: 2.06%
  13. 13. Ossining School District Important Budget Meetings  March 8, 2014 Board Budget Review  March 12 & 26, 2014 Board Continued Discussion  April 9, 2014 Proposed 2014-2015 Budget  April 22, 2014 Adoption of Proposed Budget  May 13, 2014 Public Budget Hearing/ Spanish Translation  May 20, 2014 District Budget Vote 13

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