2012-13 BUDGET A sound, basic education for all
Our Mission“…we recognized that by mandating a school system ‘wherein all the children of this state may be educated,’ the State has obligated itself constitutionally to ensure the availability of a ‘sound basic education’ to all its children.” -Court of Appeals Decision – June 26, 2003 Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. The State of New York
Two years ago Two elementary positions Half an Administrative position One English position (retirement) Share Occupational and Physical Therapy services ES Home School Counselor .4 School Psychologist (voluntary change) Two Teaching Assistants In-House Support for Assistive Technology (.5 Speech) One ELL (English Language Learners-retirement) Physical Education (retirement, .5 replacement) Clerk Typist (retirement) Network Technician (.4)
Last year One Reading Teacher One Salaried Bus Driver One Social Studies Teacher One Special Education Teacher One RTI coordinator .5 Art Teacher .5 Enrichment Teacher .5 Math Teacher .5 Speech Teacher .4 English Teacher
Loss of AidYear State Aid Loss2010-2011 1.2 Million2011-2012 2.0 Million
The Problem Per Student NYS Per Student Schools Williamson w/CWR >2.5Gap Elimination2011-12 Budget ($1,474) ($515)Gap Restoration 2012-13Budget $113 ($ 5)Gap Remaining ($1,361) ($510)
Our Graduation Rates Year Graduation Rate2009 93%2010 93%2011 94%
Cuts to ProgramCut Covered.5 Elementary HS librarian covers MS library ES librarian picks up Enrichment.5 Math AIS Support in classroom provided by Teaching Assistants in K-2.9 Math 7-12 AIS supported by Learning Center (HS), teaching assistants (grade 5,6) and math teachers (grades 7,8)1.0 Reading High School Reading Teacher moves to ES 3-ES, 2-MS, 1-HS remain
Other Potential Cuts Cut all field trips except end of the year 4th, 8th and 12th grade celebrations. Only have one modified team in soccer and basketball. Look at implementing bus stops on the 5-12 run.
Next Steps We are within $100,000 of being within the tax cap limit. We have decided to wait and see if the aid picture changes. We have decided to wait to see if there are any retirements (3/17 deadline). It is important that we contact our legislators, there are links on our facebook and web page.
Tax Cap LimitWithin the tax cap limit Estimated Levy increases 2.8% Estimated Rate increases 1.28%
Student’s Voices Letter from Elizabeth, a senior at Madrid- Waddington Central School.