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HAMPSTEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT January 14, 2013 PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED 2013-14 BUDGET AND WARRANT ARTICLES The mission of the Hampstead School District.

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1 HAMPSTEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT January 14, 2013 PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED BUDGET AND WARRANT ARTICLES The mission of the Hampstead School District is to provide challenging education experiences that enable all students to succeed to their individual potential in a rapidly changing global community.

2 To the inhabitants of the School District of the Town of Hampstead, New Hampshire, qualified to vote in District affairs: First Session of Annual Meeting (Deliberative) You are hereby notified to meet at the Hampstead Middle School, 28 School Street, Hampstead, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, the 5 th day of February 2013, at 7:00 p.m. This session shall consist of explanation, discussion, and debate of warrant articles number 2 through 9. Warrant articles may be amended subject to the following limitations: (a) warrant articles whose wording is prescribed by law shall not be amended, (b) warrant articles that are amended shall be placed on the official ballot for a final vote on the main motion, as amended, and (c) no warrant article shall be amended to eliminate the subject matter of the article. Second Session of Annual Meeting (Voting) Voting on warrant articles number 1 through 9 will be conducted by official ballot to be held in conjunction with town meeting voting to be held on Tuesday, the 12 th day of March, 2013 at the Hampstead Middle School, 28 School Street, Hampstead, New Hampshire. Polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. and remain open until 8:00 p.m. Article 1 – Election of Officers To choose the following school district officers: School Board Member3-year term

3 Shall the Hampstead School District raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant, for the purposes set forth therein, totaling $23,773,024? Should this article be defeated, the operating budget shall be $23,898,613, which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Hampstead School District or by law; or the governing body may hold one special meeting, in accordance with RSA 40:13, X and XVI, to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only. Note: Warrant Article 2 (Operating Budget) does not include appropriations proposed under any other warrant articles. (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

4 District Goals Budget Drivers Budget Highlights by Function Increases / (decreases) Overall Budget Proposal Default Budget PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

5 Review staff levels and program needs, and adjust appropriately where feasible, while maintaining high quality of instructional programs Continue implementation of Common Core State Standards with focus on Mathematics Support ongoing professional development and teacher training in Reading and Spelling instruction Upgrade existing technology hardware and continue integration of technology across all curriculum areas Improve academic progress monitoring in Math (for grades 3-7) and Language Arts (for grades 5-7) Keep operating budget increases to less than 1% over fiscal year 2013 budget Successfully negotiate contract agreements with HEA and HSPA

6 Employee Salaries and Benefits Teacher contract and custodial contract on separate Warrant Article NH State Retirement increase: $200,352 Health Insurance increase: $159,834 Teacher (1 FTE) and Administrative (0.2 FTE) reduction: ($60,000) Curriculum and Instruction Update Math curriculum materials at HCS: $104,000 Technology integration: $35,500 Tuition, regular and special education: ($49,423) Facilities and Operations Reduction in maintenance budget: ($121,880) Transportation contract: $9,625 SAU Budget: $9,637 Other Federal sequestration/reduction in federal grants ($38,000)

7 1100 Regular Education $108, Special Education ($21,107) 21xx Support Services - Students $2, x Support Services - Staff & Admin $4, x Library/Media Services $4, SAU 55 $9, Office of the Principal ($935) 26xx Operation & Maintenance of Plant ($11,880) 272x Transportation ($9,625) 2900 Support Services - Benefits $365, Building Improvements ($110,000) 5250 Capital Reserve & Federal Grants ($113,000) Budget Increase $223,152

8 Should the proposed budget be defeated, the Default Budget would be: $23,898,613 Default:$23,898,603 Proposed:$23,773,024 Difference:($125,589) PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

9 FY 14 BUDGET - $23,773, PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

10 $23,773, Difference $23,773,024$23,549,872$223, % PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

11 Central School Repaving $189,000 Middle School Repaving $170,000 Central School Roof$150,000 Middle School Roof$100,000 Middle School Boilers$100, PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

12 Project DescriptionLocationEstimate 1Front entry concrete slab replacementHCS$62,000 2So. wing corridor window removal/infillHCS$8,000 3Restroom flooring, rooms 118, 222HCS$1,000 4Painting, non classroomBoth$7,000 5Storage rooms partitioningHCS$20,000 6Gym floor paint, resurfacingHMS $6,000 7Well tank, piping, controlsHMS$20,000 8Replace 1940s bldg shingle roofHCS$20,000 9Scrape/repaint exterior south wingHCS$10,000 TOTAL$154,000 Budgeted FY 2014$160,000

13 Shall the Hampstead School District vote to approve the cost items included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between the Hampstead School Board and the Hampstead Support Personnel Association, which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits at the current staffing levels over the amount paid in the prior fiscal year: and further to raise and appropriate the sum of $10,978 for the fiscal year, such sum representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and fringe benefits required by the new agreement over those that would be paid at current staffing levels? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) Cost DistributionYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4 Salaries$18,872 $20,220 Uniform Clean/Maintenance(4,229)000 FICA1,444 1,547 NH State Retirement2,033 2,178 Insurance(7,142)000 TOTAL$10,978$22,348 $23,945

14 Shall the Hampstead School District vote to approve the cost items included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between the Hampstead School Board and the Hampstead Educators Association, which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits at the current staffing levels over the amount paid in the prior fiscal year: and further to raise and appropriate the sum of $99,881 for the fiscal year, such sum representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and fringe benefits required by the new agreement over those that would be paid at current staffing levels? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) Cost DistributionYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4 Salaries$83,969$135,271$154,704$164,695 Insurance000(56,924) FICA6,42410,34811,83512,599 NH State Retirement9,48819,15421,90623,321 TOTAL$99,881$164,773$188,445$143,691

15 Shall the Hampstead School District, if Article 3 or Article 4 is defeated, authorize the Hampstead School Board to call a special meeting, at its option, to address the Article 3 and/or Article 4 cost item only? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) (Without this article, the District would have to petition the Superior Court for a Special School District Meeting. This saves the District the expense of attorney fees and court costs.) PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

16 Shall the Hampstead School District raise and appropriate up to $75,000 to be placed in the School Renovation, Reconstruction and Capital Improvement Capital Reserve Fund established in 2006, with such amount to be transferred from the June 30, 2013 unreserved fund balance (surplus) in excess of $150,000? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) (The first $150,000 of surplus will be returned to the taxpayers. The next $75,000 of the surplus will be placed in the Capital Reserve Fund. Any additional surplus will be returned to the taxpayers. The funds from this article come from the school budget surplus, not from additional taxes.) PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

17 Shall the Hampstead School District vote to authorize, indefinitely until rescinded, the retention of year-end unassigned general funds in an amount not to exceed, in any fiscal year, 2.5 percent of the current fiscal years net assessment, for the purpose of having funds on hand to use as a revenue source for emergency expenditures and over-expenditures under RSA 32:11, or to be used as a revenue source to reduce the tax rate, all in accordance with RSA 198:4-b, II? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

18 Shall the Hampstead School District accept reports of agents, auditors, and committees as written in the 2012 Annual Report? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

19 Shall the voters of the Hampstead School District within School Administrative Unit number 55 adopt the provisions of RSA 194-C:9-b to allow for insertion of the school administrative unit budget as a separate warrant article at annual school district meetings? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET

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22 Prior Year Reductions & Increases Minus PURPOSE OF APPROPRIATIONSAdopted1-TimeDEFAULT BUDGET Acct.#(RSA 32:3,V) Operating BudgetAppropriations INSTRUCTION Regular Programs RSA 40:13, IX (b) "Default budget" as used in this subdivision means the amount of the same appropriations as contained in the operating budget authorized for the previous year, reduced and increased, as the case may be, by debt service, contracts, and other obligations previously incurred or mandated by law, and reduced by one-time expenditures contained in the operating budget. For the purposes of this paragraph, one-time expenditures shall be appropriations not likely to recur in the succeeding budget, as determined by the governing body, unless the provisions of RSA 40:14-b are adopted, of the local political subdivision. DEFAULT BUDGET OF THE SCHOOL OF: Hampstead School District, NH Fiscal Year From July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 IS THIS PERIOD CORRECT?


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