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Carmel Central School District Preliminary Budget Overview April 10, 2012 Providing Quality Educational Programs in Challenging Economic Times.

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1 Carmel Central School District Preliminary Budget Overview April 10, 2012 Providing Quality Educational Programs in Challenging Economic Times

2 Serving Our 4600 Students in 5 Schools, BOCES, & Out-of-District Placements

3 Our Challenges Tax Cap Legislation State Aid Reduction Underfunded & Unfunded Mandates Continued obligations: Pension contributions (ERS/TRS) Health care contributions Collective bargaining agreements Energy/utilities/fuel costs

4 Declining Education Aid Since , Carmel has experienced a cumulative loss in NY State Aid of more than $10M.

5 Budget-to-Budget Increases % % % % % % % % % % % % (UPDATE THIS)

6 Reducing Expenses Newly negotiated agreements with all eight bargaining units Reductions in negotiated salary payments Increases in employee medical contributions. Participation in more cost effective pharmacy plan Returning Out-of-District students Rightsizing district staffing

7 Points of Pride: Class of % accepted to colleges and universities Students also prepared to enter the workforce and military

8 Adirondack Comm. CollegeFlorida Gulf Coast Univ.Pace UniversitySUNY Oneonta Alfred UniversityFlorida Inst. Of TechnologyPenn State UniversitySUNY Oswego American UniversityFordham UniversityQuinnipiac UniversitySUNY Plattsburgh Arcadia UniversityFull Sail UniversityRice UniversitySUNY Potsdam Bard CollegeHofstraRider UniversitySUNY Purchase Barnard CollegeHoward UniversityRITSUNY Stony Brook Bentley UniversityHunter Marcaulay HonorsRPISyracuse University Berkeley CollegeIdaho State UniversitySanford Brown InstituteU Mass Brevard Comm. CollegeIona CollegeSarah Lawrence CollegeUniversity Conn Bucknell UniversityIthaca CollegeSchool of Visual ArtsUniversity Delaware Castleton State CollegeLasell CollegeSkidmore CollegeUniversity Hartford Coastal CarolinaLehigh UniversitySmith CollegeUniversity Maryland College of WestchesterLehman CollegeSt. John's UniversityUniversity Michigan Culinary InstituteLyndon State CollegeSt. Lawrence UniversityUniversity New Haven CUNY HunterManhattan CollegeSt. RoseUniversity Of Delaware CUNY John JayManhattanville CollegeSUNY CortlandUniversity Pennsylvania CW PostMaristSUNY DelhiUniversity Rhode Island CW PostMercy CollegeSUNY FarmingdaleUniversity Rochester Dartmouth CollegeMitchell CollegeSUNY FredoniaUniversity So. California DCCMonmouth UniversitySUNY GeneseoUniversity Vermont DeVry InstituteMt. St. MarySUNY MaritimeUtica College Drexel UniversityNortheastern UniversitySUNY MorrisvilleVillanova University Eckerd CollegeNorwich UniversitySUNY New PaltzWCC Embry RiddleNyack CollegeGeorgetown UniversityWest Conn State Endicott CollegeNYUHartwick CollegeWest Virginia University Fairfield UniversityOnondaga Comm. CollegeHerkimer Comm. CollegeWittenberg University FITOrange Cty Comm. CollegeHobart and William Smith Points of Pride:

9 Points of Pride: Co-curricular/Extracurricular Over 3300 students are involved in music classes each day. Carmel fields 54 athletic teams involving over 987 students. Many students are involved in a host of after-school activities and clubs in both the high school and the middle school.

10 Points of Pride: Major Capital Improvements

11 CHS Library Science Labs Art Rooms Guidance Suite Technology Roof/boilers KES Library KES Grounds

12 Points of Pride: Programs for Students with Special Needs Students returned to home district Educating all students in least restrictive environment Savings in out-of-district tuition and transportation Retention of district employees

13 District Finances Budget document presents information in clear & transparent format Returning $$ to taxpayers Lower budget-to-budget increases Fully funded reserves and fund balance

14 Returning $$ to Taxpayers

15 Budget-to-Budget Increases % % % % % % % % % % % % (UPDATE THIS)

16 Proposed Restorations and Funding Sources Alternative High School teachers - $110,000 counselor - $45,000 School Resource Officers (2) $129,000 Athletics/ Clubs and Activities $258,000 $542,000 Pre – K funding $150,000 Re-evaluation of special education student placements $150,000 Medical insurance plan efficiencies $250,000 $550,000

17 Additional Proposed Restorations and Funding Source Elementary Art and Music (2 positions) CHS/GFMS Electives (2 positions) Change in state aid allocation: Received additional $491,000

18 $110,330, % Budget to Budget Increase 1.98% Tax Levy Increase Recommended Budget (Below the 2.26% Allowable Levy Increase )

19 Points of Pride: WestchesterRocklandPutnamCarmel English86%93%95%96.7% Living Environment84%88%96%98.5% Integrated Algebra75%83%91%91.7% U.S. History84%89%92%95.4% Global History79%81%85%88.1% Journal News Article – April 6, 2012 Lower Hudson Valley students performed better on elementary exams and high school Regents exams than students statewide Relatively strong passing rates reported on key Regents exams Putnam County scored higher than others in the Lower Hudson Valley region Carmel scored highest or equal to the highest in Putnam on key Regents exams


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