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    1. 1. 2010-2011 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 Goals for Staff Development <ul><li>Professional Development Plan for 2010-2011 includes the following future workshop needs: </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Technology Training </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Balanced Literacy Methodologies </li></ul><ul><li>Writing across Subject Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Linking Subject Area Teaching between schools and with our cluster districts </li></ul><ul><li>Through use of federal funds, we are continuing a partnership in writing with East Stroudsburg University and the National Writing Project ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Closely examining curriculum alignment with the New Jersey Standards and methodologies involving Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Plans aligned to Building and District Goals and Objectives </li></ul>
    5. 5. Lopatcong Township School District Goals for Facilities <ul><li>Elementary School District funded projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install new sidewalks in the front </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Construction Grant Opportunity (Waiting for final funding approval) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our budget includes this project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40% Funded by the state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District share is funded through current Capital Reserve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partial roof replacement at the Elementary School </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structural reinforcement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Masonry repairs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replace two failing HVAC units </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electric outlet and fire alarm safety upgrades </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning for our future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued efforts towards Renewable Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strive for LEED EB status for Middle School </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Lopatcong Township School District 2010-2011 Budget Reductions Please note that the 5% reduction of the total budget resulted in a 20.4 % decrease in state aid. Line Item Amount 2.5 Instructional Positions $178,545 Capital Reserve $175,000 Savings in Utilities $52,650 0.5 Retirement $23,525 Summer Programs -50% $15,000 Health Benefits $187,525 Facility Projects $63,605 Technology/Program Updates $38,525 Total $734,375
    7. 7. Lopatcong Township School District Fixed Costs/Rising Costs <ul><li>Negotiated Agreement (+3.9%) </li></ul><ul><li>Health Benefit Premiums </li></ul><ul><li>Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance (Property and Casualty) </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition Contracts (High School, Special Education) </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Contracts (+1.6%) </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School Bond Principal and Interest </li></ul>
    8. 8. Lopatcong Township School District District High School Costs <ul><li>Phillipsburg High School Tuition </li></ul><ul><li>$2,100,660 (367 x $11,025 - $1,945,515 07/08 adjustment) </li></ul><ul><li>$124,197 (Special Education tuition and services) </li></ul><ul><li>Warren Tech Tuition </li></ul><ul><li>$48,618 (31 x $2,175 – $18,807 07/08 & 08-09 adj.) </li></ul><ul><li>$26,000 (8 Special Education x $3,250) </li></ul><ul><li>High School Out-of District Tuition and Extra Services </li></ul><ul><li>$490,556 (9 Private School placements for Handicapped) </li></ul><ul><li>High School Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>$60,806 (Regular HS) </li></ul><ul><li>$4,278 (Opportunity Period and Algebra) </li></ul><ul><li>$101,392 (Out-of-District Special Education) </li></ul><ul><li>$21,216 (24 Non-Public Students) </li></ul><ul><li>$2,977,723 (Total funding for high school programs) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Lopatcong Township School District Our budget includes the following: <ul><li>Maintains current educational programs </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains current co-curricular activities (e.g., student council, drama club, band, activity zone) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional/replacement library books </li></ul><ul><li>Continued Teacher Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Operating budget reduced by 0.7% </li></ul><ul><li>Total 2010-11 budget increase only 1.3% </li></ul>
    10. 10. Lopatcong Township School District 2010-2011 Budget General Fund Revenues = $14,759,556 Tuition/Misc. Revenues $89,657 0.6% Tax Levy $11,185,920 75.8% State Aid $2,829,641 19.2% Capital Reserve $654,338 4.4%
    11. 11. Lopatcong Township School District 2010-2011 Budget General Fund Appropriations = $14,759,556 Instruction $5,478,937 37.1% Employee Benefits $2,009,332 13.6% Operations $1,283,383 8.7% Transportation $513,975 3.5% Capital $711,445 4.8% Tuition $2,784,909 18.9% Administration $1,056,324 7.1% Support Services $921,251 6.3%
    12. 12. Lopatcong Township School District Budget Facts Regarding State Aid <ul><li>2008-09 Withholding of Aid = $28,569 </li></ul><ul><li>2009-10 Withholding of Aid = $132,630 </li></ul><ul><li>2010-11 Reduction of Aid = $724,931 </li></ul><ul><li>2010-11 Reduction in Debt Service Aid = $42,619 </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of Federal Stimulus Funds = $480,396 </li></ul>Tax Levy Rate Impact Allowable Increase $1,155,960 (10.7%) 10.4 cents Proposed Increase $410,192 (3.8%) 3.1 cents
    13. 13. Lopatcong Township School District 2010-2011 Budget Tax Impact <ul><ul><li>2009-10 Tax Rate = $1.139 (per $100 of assessed value) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010-11 Tax Rate = $1.172 (per $100 of assessed value) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase of $0.033 (2.9%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase of $99 on a home assessed at $300,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2010-11 Tax Rate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Fund Tax Rate = $1.077 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debt Service Tax Rate = $0.095 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Total $1.172 </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Lopatcong Township School District Our Children Come First <ul><li>Resolved: </li></ul><ul><li>That there shall be raised for General Funds $11,185,920 for the ensuing School Year, 2010-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Board Member Seats: </li></ul><ul><li>Seven candidates for 3 three-year seats: </li></ul><ul><li>Wade Caccese </li></ul><ul><li>Terry Glennon </li></ul><ul><li>Gusna Rutledge </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Horun </li></ul><ul><li>Dennis Drake </li></ul><ul><li>Robert McFarlane </li></ul><ul><li>Dorothy Lee Rozycki </li></ul>
    15. 15. Lopatcong Elementary School Lopatcong Middle School Lopatcong Township School District Our Children Come First Polls are open on Tuesday, April 20 th between the hours of 2:00 & 9:00 P.M.