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Fairfield Board of Education Proposed Operating Budget 2012-2013 Ms. Pamela Iacono, Board of Education Chairman Dr. David G. Title, Superintendent of Schools.

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1 Fairfield Board of Education Proposed Operating Budget Ms. Pamela Iacono, Board of Education Chairman Dr. David G. Title, Superintendent of Schools March 1, 2012

2 Fairfield Budget Funding the Board of Education's operating budget allows us to offer a comprehensive and rigorous program of academics, athletics, arts and co-curricular activities. This presentation consists of four parts: An overview of our program Some indicators about student achievement resulting from this program Significant influences on the budget Program / Service changes

3 English / Social Studies In addition to a comprehensive core Pre K-12 program, a variety of elective courses are offered to high school students including: Sample of High School Electives JournalismPoetry AP Language and CompositionAP Literature Contemporary Global Lit.Satire AP Government and PoliticsEconomics International RelationsPsychology Youth and the LawAP Modern European History

4 Math / Science In addition to a comprehensive core Pre K-12 program, a variety of elective courses are offered to high school students including: Sample of High School Electives Multivariable CalculusProbability and Statistics AP CalculusAP Statistics Personal FinanceAP Biology AP ChemistryAP Physics AP Environmental ScienceAstronomy Marine BiologyHuman Anatomy and Physiology MeteorologyOceanography

5 World Languages High School World Languages French6 levels and Advanced Placement Italian4 levels Latin4 levels and Advanced Placement Spanish6 levels and Advanced Placement Chinese4 levels Grade 4Spanish instruction begins Grades Choice of French or Spanish

6 Art / Music In addition to a comprehensive Pre K – 12 Art and Music program, a variety of elective courses are offered to students including: Sample of High School Electives Keyboard / PianoChamber Orchestra Concert BandConcert Orchestra Jazz EnsembleConcert Choir Music TechnologyMusic Theory Drawing and Painting3 Dimensional Design PhotographyDigital Photography PotteryAP Studio Art Elementary Strings instruction begins in Grade 4 and Band in Grade 5 Music Technology instruction begins in Grade 6

7 Business / Family Consumer Science / Technology Education Sample of High School Electives MarketingBusiness Law AccountingCulinary Arts Child DevelopmentInterior Design Fashion and TextilesCAD Drafting and Animation Wood ManufacturingTransportation Technology Engineering RoboticsCAD Architecture AP EconomicsAP Computer Science Family Consumer Science begins in Grade 6 Technology Education begins in Grade 7 Business begins in Grade 9

8 Other Program Areas ProgramGrades served Comprehensive Special Education Program Ages 3 through 21 Health EducationPre K – 12 Physical EducationPre K – 12 Gifted Program3 – 8 Pre School Program3 + 4 year olds English Language Learner ProgramK - 12 Library Media ServicesPre K – 12 Theater Arts and Video Production 9 – 12

9 Student Participation Number of Students Participating in Activities High School AthleticsFall 820 Winter 699 Spring 875 High School MusicChoral 200+ Orchestra 250+ Band / Jazz / Wind Ensembles 225+ High School Extracurricular1153 (clubs and service organizations) Town - Wide Art Show950+ Exhibits at Fairfield University Numerous Local, State and National Awards

10 Grade 3 ReadingWritingMath Fairfield CT Grade 4 ReadingWritingMath Fairfield CT CMT Percent of Students At / Above Goal

11 Grade 5 ReadingWritingMath Fairfield CT Grade 6 ReadingWritingMath Fairfield CT

12 CMT Percent of Students At / Above Goal Grade 7 ReadingWritingMath Fairfield CT Grade 8 ReadingWritingMath Fairfield CT

13 Grade 10 ReadingWritingMathScience Fairfield CT CAPT Percent of Students At / Above Goal

14 Advanced Placement Results # Students in AP Courses # of AP tests taken # of tests with a score of Percent of tests with a score of %88.7%

15 SAT Results SAT Performance ReadingWritingMath Fairfield Avg CT Avg

16 College / University Attendance Sampling of Colleges attended by Fairfield graduates AdelphiDartmouthMaristSacred HeartNotre Dame American UniversityDukeMITSeton HallURI AmherstEmoryMcGillSpringfieldVassar BardFairfield U.Michigan StateStanfordVillanova Boston CollegeFordhamMiddleburyStonehillWake Forest Boston UniversityGeorge MasonNYUTempleWesleyan BrandeisGeorgetownNortheasternTrinityWheaton BrownHarvardNorthwesternTuftsWheelock Carnegie MellonHunterPaceTulaneWilliams ClemsonJohns HopkinsPenn StateUCONNYale ColgateLehighPrincetonUMASSAll of the CT State Universities Connecticut CollegeLoyolaQuinnipiacUPENN 90% of Fairfield graduates continue their education 75% attend 4 year colleges

17 Budget Priorities Balance needs of school district with fiscal reality Preserve our excellent instructional program and class sizes Offset additional program costs with savings when feasible Continue to invest in maintenance and technology upgrades Address enrollment changes Align budget line items to actual costs Provide resources to support instructional initiatives

18 Enrollment vs Enrollment figures Enrollment ( Oct. 1, 2011 K-12 )10,157 Elementary Projected Change- 37 Middle School Projected Change+14 High School Projected Change+117 Total Change +94 Total Projected Enrollment ( )10,251

19 Enrollment Information A decrease of 3 elementary classroom teachers is budgeted in due to enrollment changes An increase of 6 classroom teachers at the high school level is budgeted for due to enrollment changes

20 Significant Influences on Budget Changes in enrollment Teacher salary increases of 2 percent Cost savings in new teachers contract (teacher load, health insurance, course reimbursement) Transportation increases Increased budget for custodial overtime Lower electricity rates No funding cliffs

21 Program / Service Changes New Elementary Special Education Staffing Model Extending Math support to middle schools and high schools Additional part-time clerical support at the elementary schools Additional funds for textbooks/materials to support new curricula Additional funding for a licensed plumber and preventative maintenance on roofs and building envelopes Additional resources to implement new school climate legislation New Student Information System Expansion of wireless internet services to all schools Improved English Language Learner services

22 Net Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Staffing Changes Certified Staffing FTE Non-Certified Staffing FTE Net Staffing Change-2.60 FTE Total Enrollment Change+94

23 Support of the school systems budget has enabled us to deliver a high quality program The 2.6% increase requested in this budget balances the needs of the school system with the fiscal reality of the town We appreciate your time and consideration of this budget request


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