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Lopatcong 2011-2012 Budget


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Lopatcong 2011-2012 Budget

  1. 1. 2011-2012 Budget Presentation Presented by: Lopatcong Township Board of Education District Administration
  2. 2. Lopatcong Township School District School District Mission Statement The mission of the Lopatcong Township School District, as we strive to assist all students at every grade level to meet or exceed the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS), is to provide our students with the educational foundation and environment to realize their full potential, to be contributing members of a global society, and to become lifelong learners.
  3. 3. Lopatcong Township School District Educational, Administrative, and Financial Goals <ul><li>To be fiscally responsible to our taxpayers while meeting or exceeding the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards so that our students succeed and thrive as learners </li></ul><ul><li>To plan responsibly to control and direct costs that support continued student success, and make strides toward academic excellence </li></ul><ul><li>To plan responsibly for both the present and future of our school district and community </li></ul><ul><li>To effectively and efficiently operate the Lopatcong Township School District educational programs for our children </li></ul><ul><li>To continue addressing the District’s Special Education needs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lopatcong Township School District District Goals and Initiatives <ul><li>Professional Development Plan for 2011-2012 includes the following future workshop needs: </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Instruction/Co-Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Writing across the Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Through use of federal funds, we are planning to continue a partnership in writing with East Stroudsburg University and the National Writing Project ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Following the curriculum mandates to align with New Jersey Standards and methodologies involving Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education Classrooms and Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Bullying State Mandate </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lopatcong Township School District District Goals and Initiatives (cont.) <ul><li>Meets the state required 2% cap </li></ul><ul><li>Adds Behavioral Disabilities Class at Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains current class size averages </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains current co-curricular activities (e.g., student council, drama club, band) </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Revising District’s Long Range Facility Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Structural Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating Solar Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>2011-12 Budget increase of .4% </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lopatcong Township School District Fixed Costs/Rising Costs <ul><li>Negotiated Agreement (+4.0%) </li></ul><ul><li>Health Benefit Premiums (+8.6%) </li></ul><ul><li>Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance (Property and Casualty) </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Contracts (High School, Special Education) (+782,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Contracts (+1.6%) </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Bond Principal and Interest (Refinancing plan is underway with potential cost savings of $1,000,000 over 20 years) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Lopatcong Township School District District High School Costs 2010-2011 2011-2012 Difference % Change HS Tuition 2,180,232 3,017,410 837,178 38.4% Vo-Tech Tuition 74,618 122,298 47,680 63.9% Special Ed. Out of District 462,931 481,852 18,921 4.1% Transportation 163,779 159,990 -3,789 -2.3% TOTAL 2,881,560 3,781,550 899,990 31.2%
  8. 8. Lopatcong Township School District Budget Facts Regarding State Aid <ul><li>2010-11 State Aid Reduction = $725,000 </li></ul><ul><li>2011-12 State Aid Increase = $145,160 </li></ul><ul><li>Net 2 year loss in Aid = $580,000 </li></ul><ul><li>One time Federal Education Jobs Fund = $117,802 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lopatcong Township School District 2011-2012 Budget General Fund Revenues = $14,813,741 Education Jobs $117,802 0.8% Tax Levy $11,327,612 76.5% State Aid $2,974,801 20.1% Tuition Reserve $257,687 1.7% Tuition/Misc. Rev. $135,839 0.9%
  10. 10. Lopatcong Township School District 2011-2012 Budget General Fund Appropriations = $14,813,741 Instruction $5,420,199 36.6% Employee Benefits $1,997,518 13.5% Operations $1,251,407 8.5% Transportation $499,428 3.4% Capital $42,480 .3% Tuition $3,635,980 24.5% Administrative Expenses $1,063,614 7.1% Support Services $903,115 6.1%
  11. 11. Lopatcong Township School District 2011-2012 Budget Reductions Line Item Amount Eliminate Two Full Time Instructional Positions $119,512 Eliminate Four Part Time Support Positions $35,586 Reduce Three Full Time Positions to Part Time $64,400 Voluntary Administrators Salary Freeze $14,500 Reduction in Professional Development $8,000 Bussing for Classroom Field Trips $10,400 Defer Genesis Software Maintenance Fee $15,000 Postpone Computer Upgrades for Grades 1-3 $16,000 Facilities & Maintenance Projects $36,271 Total $319,669
  12. 12. Lopatcong Township School District 2011-2012 Budget Tax Impact <ul><ul><li>2010-11 Tax Rate = $1.164 (per $100 of assessed value) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2011-12 Tax Rate = $1.172 (per $100 of assessed value) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase of $0.008 (less than 1%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase of $24 on a home assessed at $300,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2011-12 Tax Rate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Fund Tax Rate = $1.078 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debt Service Tax Rate = $0.094 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Total $1.172 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Lopatcong Township School District Our Children Come First <ul><li>Resolved: </li></ul><ul><li>That there shall be raised for General Funds $11,327,612 for the ensuing School Year, 2011-2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Board Member Seats: </li></ul><ul><li>Five candidates for 3 three-year seats: </li></ul><ul><li>Edward Krusman </li></ul><ul><li>Terry Glennon </li></ul><ul><li>Ernest Gallant </li></ul><ul><li>Dorothy Lee Rozycki </li></ul><ul><li>Craig Chiulli </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lopatcong Elementary School Lopatcong Middle School Lopatcong Township School District Our Children Come First Polls are open on Wednesday, April 27 th between the hours of 2:00 & 9:00 P.M.