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Budget Presentation Feb. 16, 2011

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Budget Presentation Feb. 16, 2011

  1. 1. Budget 2011-2012 Public Education at the crossroads….
  2. 2. “ Education...beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men...It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.” Horace Mann
  3. 3. Note: Westchester County District True Value estimated from SED’s 2006 property assessment file because data was unavailable from the district. Potential variations on a 100K home are insignificant. Last Year’s Story $10.16 $266 Tax Increase on $100,000 home $14.03 $24.71 TV Tax Rate after increase 0.73% 12.06% % of Tax Levy Increase -0.65% -5.5% % of Budget -14.27% -10.74% % of State Aid ($226,308) ($1,024,117) Net Aid Lost 2.794 .499 CWR $13.93 $22.05 True Value Tax Rate 89.88% 41.11% Levy % of Budget 31,015,973 8,476,865 Tax Levy 34,506,750 20,617,865 Total Budget Westchester County Williamson District Comparison Cuts 2010-2011
  4. 4. How did we balance the budget? <ul><li>We used reserves </li></ul><ul><li>We cut 9 professional positions </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of .5 administrative position </li></ul><ul><li>Cut of 1.4 classified positions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Let’s not forget the 2009-10 school year… Loss of 7.5 professional positions, 5 classified positions
  6. 6. Budget Over the Last Three Years +0.29% $20,678,584 2010-11 -0.36% $20,617,865 2009-10 $20,691,523 2008-09 % Increase Budget Approved Budget Year
  7. 7. In spite of it all…Our students are graduating at high levels 90% June 2010 93% June 2009 88% June 2008 Graduation Rate Year
  8. 8. Return on Investment
  9. 9. Governor’s cut to general aid was much more than anticipated <ul><li>$ 1,480,623 </li></ul><ul><li>16.24% less than last year’s state aid </li></ul><ul><li>7.83 % of this year’s total budget </li></ul><ul><li>Only state funds that were NOT cut </li></ul><ul><li>were for the UPK grant </li></ul>
  10. 10. County to County Comparisons
  11. 11. PROPOSED SCHOOL AID CUTS AS PERCENT OF TOTAL EXPENDITURES 10.2% 10.2% 11.0% 8.7% 0.7% 1.4% 0.9% 2.0%
  12. 12. PROPOSED SCHOOL AID CUTS AS PERCENT OF TAX LEVY 28.9% 27.2% 41.2% 22.4% 0.8% 1.5% 0.9% 2.4%
  13. 13. District by District Comparisons ($622) -2.1 44,646,051 1451 Nassau Carle Place ($697) -2.5 30,802,649 1120 Nassau Bellmore ($238) -1 34,880,460 1500 Westchester Rye Neck ($393) -1.4 38,088,703 1331 Westchester North Salem ($1,926) -10.8 20,678,583 1200 Wayne Williamson Cut per Student 2011-12 Cut as % of Budget 2010-11 Budget Student Population County District
  14. 14. The bottom line for 2011-12 <ul><li>1.4 million dollar loss of aid </li></ul><ul><li>700,000 dollar increase in a roll-over budget includes </li></ul><ul><li>14% increase in health insurance </li></ul><ul><li>33% increase in retirement costs </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL SHORTFALL </li></ul><ul><li>2.2 million dollars </li></ul>
  15. 15. Major Cost Drivers
  16. 16. Where does that leave us? <ul><li>We will apply the money from the Federal Jobs bill </li></ul><ul><li>We will use more money from our reserves </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>We will need to cut between 7-10 professional positions and 3-5 support positions </li></ul>
  17. 17. Non-Mandated Areas <ul><li>Class Size </li></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Athletics </li></ul><ul><li>Art (K-6) </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Music (K-6) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology (H.S.) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Teaching Asst. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses </li></ul><ul><li>AP Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation (2-3 Miles) </li></ul><ul><li>Summer School </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Physicals paid by the District </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Education(BOCES) </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences/Inservice </li></ul><ul><li>Assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Adult Education </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Intramurals </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling Services </li></ul><ul><li>Gemini Courses </li></ul><ul><li>School-to-Work </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Foreign Language </li></ul><ul><li>GED </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Future <ul><li>The State Senate has passed a tax cap of 2% which would go into effect with the 2012-13 budget </li></ul><ul><li>We lose the money from the Federal Jobs Bill </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SO </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Next year may be no better! </li></ul>
  19. 19. For Williamson that would mean $176,000 .
  20. 20. DISASTER

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