Franklin MA School Budget Reductionsv2


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Franklin MA School Budget Reductionsv2

  1. 1. Franklin School Budget Reductions 2003 - 2009 Prepared by Stephen Sherlock based upon information from the Franklin School Department
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Fiscal year 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Fiscal year 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Fiscal year 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Fiscal year 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Fiscal year 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Fiscal year 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Fiscal year 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Position Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Program Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Fee Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Other items of interest </li></ul>
  3. 3. Common Terms <ul><li>CET - Curriculum Enhancement Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>ESP - Educational Support Personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Fiscal year – for budget purposes the calendar runs from July 1 through June 30 th ; FY 09 refers to the budget year ending in June 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>MCAS - Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System </li></ul><ul><li>NEASC – New England Association of Schools and Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>PCC – Parent Communication Council </li></ul><ul><li>PE – Physical Education </li></ul>
  4. 4. FY 03 School Budget Reductions <ul><li>Positions </li></ul><ul><li>Six elementary positions in Health/PE (half of the staff) </li></ul><ul><li>Six middle school positions in Health/PE eliminated (reduced by one third) </li></ul><ul><li>Two elementary Music positions eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>One middle school Music position eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>Two elementary Spanish positions eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>Two middle school Science specialist positions eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>One 6th grade teaching position cut at Remington, increasing class size </li></ul><ul><li>Five middle school ESP positions cut (reducing the number of staff to help with special education students and tutor students having difficulty with MCAS tests) </li></ul><ul><li>One HS Special Education Teacher eliminated (increasing class size) </li></ul><ul><li>One HS Reading/English Teacher eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of the 4th grade Instrumental Music Program </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Spanish instruction reduced from twice to once a week </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Health eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary PE reduced from twice to once a week </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School guidance eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Pay-to-Ride Transportation initiated </li></ul><ul><li>Building Use fees created </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic fees increased </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>Supply and equipment purchases curtailed </li></ul><ul><li>PCC's funded more programs, athletics & extracurricular activities </li></ul>
  5. 5. FY 04 School Budget Reductions <ul><li>Positions </li></ul><ul><li>Twenty-one teaching positions eliminated </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Limited public access to schools on weeknights and weekends </li></ul><ul><li>Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Began charging bus fees to older students and those living within 2 miles </li></ul><ul><li>Increased student-athlete fees </li></ul><ul><li>Increased lunch cost </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in Technology budget </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in budget for materials & supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate budget for District-wide Textbooks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(04-07 Textbooks purchased through ~Capital Funds or supply budgets) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No new maintenance funds </li></ul>
  6. 6. FY 05 School Budget Reductions <ul><li>Positions </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of one Foreign Language position </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in general and maintenance supplies for the schools </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Assumed $100,000 in trash costs </li></ul>
  7. 7. FY 06 School Budget Reductions <ul><li>Positions </li></ul><ul><li>Two Central Office positions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title I Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Director of Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two Custodians </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of weekend security for school facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of Facilities summer job program </li></ul><ul><li>Elimination of French at Middle Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of Professional Development </li></ul>
  8. 8. FY 07 School Budget Reductions <ul><li>Positions </li></ul><ul><li>One ESP </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>Three Trades staff transferred out of School budget to Town budget </li></ul>
  9. 9. FY 08 School Budget Reductions* <ul><li>Positions </li></ul><ul><li>Fourteen Professional Teaching Positions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Technology CET's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Middle School Health/PE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Middle School Adjustment Counselor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seven Elementary Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1.6 Content CET's at Franklin High School </li></ul><ul><li>One High School Administrative Liaison </li></ul><ul><li>One High School Foreign Language Director </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 ESP's (Franklin High School & Brick School) </li></ul><ul><li>Eight Custodians </li></ul><ul><li>One Technology Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>One 0.5 Special Education Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Extracurricular Fees $25/student High School Clubs, Middle School Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Increase High School Athletic Fee to $125 </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Pay to Ride by $25 </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>NEASC Dues Elementary & Middle Schools </li></ul><ul><li>K-5 Coordinator Stipends (Tech, Science, Spanish) </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of HS substitute budget </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of Facilities cost / Brick School </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in general supply budget K-12 & Central Office </li></ul><ul><li>* After passing the first operations override which provided $2.1 million in additional funding for schools </li></ul>
  10. 10. FY 09 School Budget Reductions (Proposed) <ul><li>Positions </li></ul><ul><li>One Central Office position </li></ul><ul><li>One High School administration position </li></ul><ul><li>17 High school teachers </li></ul><ul><li>12.5 Middle school teachers </li></ul><ul><li>15 Elementary school teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate curriculum teams </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate late bus </li></ul><ul><li>Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Pay-to-Ride bus fee (+$100/student) </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce professional development/workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce text books/Test Wiz software </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce out-of-district tuition </li></ul>
  11. 11. Summary – Franklin (MA) School Department Positions Lost Note: Cumulative positions lost does not include FY 2009 as these numbers are still a “proposal” and have not yet been voted on the School Committee or Town Council. Years 2003 through 2008 are actual. Note : One ESP position for 2008 was funded outside the budget with the contribution from Brick School Association (via Garelick Farms) for the position at Brick
  12. 12. Programs Eliminated/Reduced <ul><li>Health eliminated </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle School (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical Education reduced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle school (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>French </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminated at middle schools (2006) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced at elementary from twice to once per week (2003) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 th grade Instrumental Music Program eliminated (2003) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Fees – Introduced/Increased <ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced bus fees for Middle School, High School and students within 2 miles (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminated late bus (proposed 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pay-to-Ride </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased (2008, proposed 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced (2003) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to schools after hours restricted (2004) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduced (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Athletic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased (2003, 2004, 2008) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Other items of interest <ul><li>The Forensic Audit (PDF) found a number of problems with accounting and recommended a number of corrective actions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Assistant Director of Finance was one of the positions cut in 2006 which coincidently was when the accounting problems started. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The EQA report found deficiencies in special education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special education and ESP positions were reduced in FY 2003, 2007, and 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The EQA report found deficiencies in professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development has been reduced in 3 of the 6 years summarized here (2005, 2006, 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The MetroWest Health Survey results found opportunities for improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health was eliminated at the Elementary and Middle School level in 2003 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The “Good to Great” budget proposal for FY 08 might be better understood now as a restoration of positions lost over time and not a “reaching for the stars” proposal </li></ul>