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1 Proposed Budget Michael J. Falkowski Business Administrator/Board Secretary

2 Even though the economic climate has placed a strain on us all, we at West Essex recognize the importance of providing a sound, well-rounded education for the students of our local communities. We are committed to continuing to support our exceptional educational and extra-curricular programs.

3 US Military Academy (West Point) Georgetown University Tulane University The College of New Jersey Penn State University Rutgers Villanova University Monmouth University Boston University University of Michigan Caldwell College University of California, Berkeley University of Pennsylvania Cornell University

4 Nineteen students named Edward J. Bloustein Scholars A WE student took First Place at the Teen Arts Jam for her pastel resist drawing A WE student was winner of the Tri-State and runner up in the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aware for Aspirations in Computing West Essex Quiz Bowl Team defeats High Technology High School on the television show The Challenge

5 The WE Wrestling team won North Jersey Section One, Group 2 Championship WE student wins State Championship Four WE students were named to the All North Jersey JHS Region 1 Treble Chorus Four WE students were named to the All State Chorus The WE Robotics Team took Third Place overall in the VEX Robotics Round Up Qualifier Event Four WE students were accepted into the North Jersey Area Band – the most ever from West Essex Eleven members of the WE Fencing Team earned medals in the Morris Knolls Invitational The 2010 Roundtable has earned a Gold Medalist Ranking from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and All-Columbian Honors for Content

6 Service our Long Term Debt Obligations Meet the needs of NJ citizens through the Governors 2% cap Address Needed Plant and Safety Issues Strengthen Current Educational Programming

7 Voters will be asked to approve a tax levy of $30,284,468 on Wednesday, April 27. The comprehensive budget includes a 2.99% tax levy increase Reductions in operating expenses Increases in capital expenditures Increases in debt service

8 Improvements in Instruction Additional Math Time at the Middle School Adding AP Italian and Mandarin II at the High School Maintain Class Sizes with Additional Enrollment Completion of Building Safety & Health Initiatives Entry Canopy Restrooms (6 to be renovated) Tech Labs (2 additional) Increase in Debt Service Obligation Maintaining Activity Fee to Support Extra-Curricular Programs

9 Municipality Increase Average Assessed Home Value Average Increase Essex Fells $939,100$5.63 Fairfield $529,900$ No. Caldwell $712,281$86.90 Roseland $479,000$62.27

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11 Total Classroom Instruction INCREASE of 2.91% Total Administrative Costs DECREASE of 2.92%

12 Projects Remaining Canopy to Prevent Future Costly Repairs Restroom Renovations Additional Projects Computer Lab in High School Library (donation/in-house construction) Stadium Bleachers Fixing Safety Hazards

13 Increased Enrollment Implementing Increased Math Time at the Middle School to improve test scores and prepare incoming sixth graders

14 Instructional Initiatives Two-Year Algebra Program for At-Risk Students Pathways Program for Multiply Disabled Students Boot Camp for At-Risk Students Physical Best/Fitness Gram Educational Assessment Program in Physical Education and Health Innovative Course Offerings Advanced Placement Italian Continued Courses for Mandarin Spanish V CPA

15 Increased Math Instructional Time for Identified Students Continued Focus on English & Writing Remedial Reading and Reading Support Kid Biz Differentiated Reading and Writing Program MAP Testing Monitor Student Growth Inform Instruction

16 Language Arts Advanced Proficiency increased 4.6 percent 96.2 percent of students achieved proficiency or advanced proficiency Mathematics 87.8 percent of students achieved proficiency or advanced proficiency Increase of 4.5 percent over previous year

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18 26.7% of students opt to take Advanced Placement courses; well above the State average of 19.9% 73.8% of AP students who take the end of course test pass with a score of 3 or better Standout Student Scores (Average Score by Course) Calculus AB: Physics B: Statistics: 4.269

19 Language Arts Advanced Proficiency increased 3.8 percent 87.5 percent of students achieved proficiency or advanced proficiency Mathematics 75.4 percent of students achieved proficiency or advanced proficiency

20 Language Arts Advanced Proficiency increased 20.3 percent 97.3 percent of students achieved proficiency or advanced proficiency Mathematics Advanced Proficiency increased 2.3 percent 80.8 percent of students achieved proficiency or advanced proficiency Increase of 3.1 percent over previous year Science Advanced Proficiency increased 15.4 percent 95.2 percent of students achieved proficiency or advanced proficiency Increase of 1.4 percent over previous year

21 Middle School will open additional computer lab Referendum Project High School library will be redesigned Additional computer lab planned (donation) $125,000 budgeted for computer workstations

22 K-12 Curriculum Director Pilot Program Intense Examination of Administrative Shared Services Ed-Data Bidding ACES Telecommunications E-Rate West Essex Technology Consortium Sussex County Co-Op Bussing

23 School Election Day has been changed to WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2011.


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