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12-13 Lopatcong Budget Presentation

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  1. 1. 2012-2013 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 DistrictEducational, Administrative, and Financial Goals 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 To plan responsibly to control and direct costs that support continued student success, and make strides toward academic excellence To effectively and efficiently operate the Lopatcong Township School District educational programs for our children To continue addressing the District’s Special Education needs To balance the needs of the taxpayers and our children for both the present and future success of our school district and community
  4. 4. Lopatcong Township School District Current Board/District Goals BOARD Develop an action plan for renovation or liquidation of Delaware Park School Board provide moral support for new administrators Improve community relations DISTRICT Provide professional support for new administrators Develop and implement a BD program. Evaluate the E.S. facility and update as needed Improve individual student progress in the areas of literacy, writing and math.
  5. 5. Lopatcong Township School District 2012-2013 Initiatives Current (and perhaps new)Professional Development Plan (due May 2012) Includes the Following Future Workshop Needs: o Response to Intervention o Teacher Evaluation o Integrating Technology into the Classroom o Working with and Differentiating for ALL Students Following the Curriculum Mandates to Align with New Jersey Standards and Methodologies Involving Best Practices Special Education Classrooms and Programs New Evaluation System for Teachers & Administrators (including continuation of Walkthroughs)
  6. 6. Lopatcong Township School District 2012-2013 Budget  Meets the State Tax Levy Cap Guidelines  Maintains Current Class Size Averages  Maintains Current Co-Curricular Activities (e.g., Student Council, Drama Club, Band), BUT with Reduced Library Assistance  Maintains Behavioral Disabilities Class at Middle School  Depletes the Tuition Reserve  Postpones Facility Upgrades at the Elementary School (e.g., Exterior Doors and Windows, Bathrooms)  Postpones Flooding Remediation at the Elementary School  Postpones Parking Lot Regrading to Meet Current Code Requirements and Expansion at the Elementary School
  7. 7. Lopatcong Township School District Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending May 2011 2009-2010* Per Pupil Actual Total Spent = $11,171 o 34th Lowest Cost of 220 K-8 School Districts o $1,339, or 11%, Below State Average for K-8 School Districts o $1,576, or 12%, Below State Median for K-8 School Districts o Below State Level Considered Adequate to Provide a Thorough and Efficient Education *2010-2011 Data Not Yet Available
  8. 8. Lopatcong Township School District 2012-2013 Budget General Fund Appropriations = $ 15,834,931 Employee Transportation Benefits $626,357 $2,129,292Operations 4.0% 13.4%$1,327,499 Tuition 8.4% $4,413,344 27.9% Support Services $956,998 6.0% Administrative Instruction Expenses $5,438,641 $942,800 34.3% 6.0%
  9. 9. Lopatcong Township School District Material Fixed and/or Rising Costs  Tuition Contracts (High School)  Health Care Benefit Premiums  Utilities and Fuel  Insurance (Property and Casualty)  Special Education Transportation
  10. 10. Lopatcong Township School District 2011-2012 vs 2012-2013 General Fund Appropriations Comparison 2011-2012 2012-2013 $ Change % ChangeTuition $3,635,980 $4,413,344 $777,364 21.4%Employee Benefits $1,997,518 $2,129,292 $131,774 6.6%Transportation $499,428 $626,357 $126,929 25.4%Operations $1,251,407 $1,327,499 $76,092 6.1%Support Services $903,115 $956,998 $53,883 6.0%Instruction $5,420,199 $5,438,641 $18,442 0.3%Capital $42,480 $0 ($42,480) (100%)Administrative $1,063,614 $942,800 ($120,814) (11.4%) Total $14,813,741 $15,834,931 $1,021,190 6.9%
  11. 11. Lopatcong Township School District High School Costs 2011-2012 2012-2013 Difference % ChangeP’burg HS Expense $3,017,410 $3,870,096 $852,6861 28.3%Transportation $159,990 $178,380 $18,3901 11.5%Vo-Tech Expense $122,298 $94,857 ($27,441) (22.4%)Special Education $481,852 $448,391 ($33,461) (6.9%)Out of District Total $3,781,550 $4,591,724 $810,1741 21.4% These Costs Represent 29% of Our General Fund Budget
  12. 12. Lopatcong Township School District 2012-2013 Budget General Fund Revenues = $15,834,931 Fund Balance Tuition $406,501 Reserve 2.6% Tuition/Misc $400,000 $56,911 2.5% 0.4% State Aid$3,349,067 21.1% Tax Levy $11,622,452 73.4%
  13. 13. Lopatcong Township School District State Aid ChangesState Aid Category 2011-2012 2012-2013 Difference % ChangeEqualization Aid $2,469,596 $2,606,098 $136,5021 5.5%Special Education $650,366 $688,008 $37,6421 5.8%Transportation $0 $35,307 $35,307 100%Security $0 $19,654 $19,654 100%Additional Aid* $145,160 $0 ($145,160) (100%) Total $3,265,122 $3,349,067 $83,9451 2.6% State Aid Represents 21.1% of General Fund Revenues*2011-2012 Additional Aid has been allocated to the 2012-2013 School Year Budget
  14. 14. Lopatcong Township School DistrictSpecific 2012-2013 Budget Reductions Line Items Amount Eliminates One Full-Time Instructional Position $80,000 Postpones Facilities & Maintenance Projects $39,000 Reduces Planned Technology Purchases $21,000 Reduces Professional Development $15,000 Eliminates Two Part-Time Support Positions $14,000 Reduces “Response To Intervention” Training $10,000 Total $179,000
  15. 15. Lopatcong Township School District 2012-2013 Budget Tax Impact* Tax Rate 2011 2012* $ Change % Change General Fund $1.077 $1.105 $0.028 2.6%1 Debt Service $0.087 $0.085 ($0.002) (2.4%) Total $1.164 $1.190 $0.026 2.2%1General Fund Levy Tax Rate increase of 2.6% is within the State CapGuidelines – the amount above 2% is due to a waiver granted forIncreased Health Care Costs of 11% over prior year * Based on 2011 Tax Rate and Assessments
  16. 16. Lopatcong Township School District 2012-2013 Budget Tax Impact* For a Home Monthly Annual Assessed At: Impact Impact $100,000 $2.17 $26 $200,000 $4.33 $52 $300,000 $6.50 $78 * Based on 2011 Tax Rate and Assessments
  17. 17. Lopatcong Township School District 2007-2012 Tax Impact* % of TotalTax Year Tax Rate $ Change % Change Rate 2007 $1.160 59.49% 2008 $1.159 ($0.001) (0.09%) 58.39% 2009 $1.139 ($0.020) (1.73%) 57.04% 2010 $1.165 $0.026 2.28% 57.14% 2011 $1.164 ($0.001) (0.09%) 56.81% 2012* $1.190 $0.026 2.23% Over 5 Total $0.030 2.59% Years Per Year 0.52% Average * Based on 2011 Tax Rate and Assessments
  18. 18. Lopatcong Township School District Our Children Come FirstResolved: That there shall be raised for General Funds $11,622,452 for the ensuing School Year, 2012-2013. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BOARD HAS ELECTED THAT THE ELECTION BE MOVED TO NOVEMBER; THERE IS NO BUDGET VOTE IN APRIL.Board Member Seats: Due to the change in the election date to November, current Board members will remain in their roles until the reorganization meeting in January 2013 The following Board members’ terms will expire at the end of 2012: Robert Edinger (three-year seat) Terry Glennon (one-year seat) Kurt Kessler (three-year seat) Bill Taggart (three-year seat)
  19. 19. THANK YOU!Feel free to contact the school offices with any of your comments or questions:School Business Administrator/Board Secretary Ms. Nancy DeRiso 908-213-2995 x 2500 derison@lopatcongschool.org School Superintendent/CST Director Mrs. Vicki Pede 908-859-0800 x 3100 pedev@lopatcongschool.org

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