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Salisbury Township
School District
Russell Giordano
School Board President
Key District Data
11.4 Sq.Miles
4 Schools (2 ES, 1 MS, 1 HS)
1 Administration Building
1600 Students
• Poverty at 30%
• EL...
Key Financial Data
Tax Base:
• 79.5% Residential
• 17.8% Commercial
• 0.8% Industrial
• 1.9% Other
Aid ratio - 37.49%
Larg...
2014-15 Revenues
Local - 80.9% ($25.8 million)
State - 18.3% ($5.9 million)
Federal - 0.8% ($0.3 million)
2014-15 Local Tax Increase
3.4% - approximately $150
increase on the average
assessed real estate value
Ranked #3 in Lehig...
Impact Since 2009
• Middle Level World Languages
(Grades 6 & 7)
• Field Trips
• Athletics
• Athletic and Band Uniforms
• C...
Programmatic Advancements
• Renovated/expanded High School
• Digital School District (1:1 in grades
K-12)
• Full-day Kinde...
Mandate - Transportation
• Transport to 49 schools (Salisbury,
private, parochial and charter)
• Transportation to private...
Mandate - Charter School Tuition
• 59 total students in charter and
cyber charter schools for 2014-15
• Budgeting $902,000...
Mandate - PSERS
• Employer Rate for 2015-16 - 25.84%
• Impact on 2015-16 Budget -
$3.6 million
Mandate - Special Education
• Anticipated revenue from federal and
state resources for 2015-16 -
$1.1 million
• Anticipate...
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Public School Funding Panel - April 22, 2015

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This presentation was given by board president, Russ Giordano at a Public School Funding Panel on April 22, 2015

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Public School Funding Panel - April 22, 2015

  1. 1. Salisbury Township School District Russell Giordano School Board President
  2. 2. Key District Data 11.4 Sq.Miles 4 Schools (2 ES, 1 MS, 1 HS) 1 Administration Building 1600 Students • Poverty at 30% • ELL supporting transition from 26 different languages 260 Employees 2014-15 Budget: $32 million Neighboring districts: Allentown, Bethlehem Area, Saucon Valley, Southern Lehigh, East Penn, Parkland
  3. 3. Key Financial Data Tax Base: • 79.5% Residential • 17.8% Commercial • 0.8% Industrial • 1.9% Other Aid ratio - 37.49% Largest employer in the LV - Lehigh Valley Health Network - resides in Salisbury, yet pays minimal taxes.
  4. 4. 2014-15 Revenues Local - 80.9% ($25.8 million) State - 18.3% ($5.9 million) Federal - 0.8% ($0.3 million)
  5. 5. 2014-15 Local Tax Increase 3.4% - approximately $150 increase on the average assessed real estate value Ranked #3 in Lehigh County for millage rate
  6. 6. Impact Since 2009 • Middle Level World Languages (Grades 6 & 7) • Field Trips • Athletics • Athletic and Band Uniforms • Custodial/Maintenance Support • Office Support • Librarian
  7. 7. Programmatic Advancements • Renovated/expanded High School • Digital School District (1:1 in grades K-12) • Full-day Kindergarten (2015-16) • Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) • Curriculum • HS Media Series/TV Studio • Additional electives in Computer Science, English, Social Studies • Alignment to PA Core • Online Learning (VAST)
  8. 8. Mandate - Transportation • Transport to 49 schools (Salisbury, private, parochial and charter) • Transportation to private, parochial and charter schools adds $500,000 to the 2015-16 proposed budget.
  9. 9. Mandate - Charter School Tuition • 59 total students in charter and cyber charter schools for 2014-15 • Budgeting $902,000 in the proposed 2015-16 budget. • All students could re-enter Salisbury at no additional costs
  10. 10. Mandate - PSERS • Employer Rate for 2015-16 - 25.84% • Impact on 2015-16 Budget - $3.6 million
  11. 11. Mandate - Special Education • Anticipated revenue from federal and state resources for 2015-16 - $1.1 million • Anticipated expenditures for 2015-16 - $5.9 million • Anticipated amount covered by local effort in 2015-16 — $4.8 million

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