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Bedford Area School District Public Hearing Pursuant to Section 780 of the PA School Code of 1949 February 7, 2011.

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1 Bedford Area School District Public Hearing Pursuant to Section 780 of the PA School Code of 1949 February 7, 2011

2 Mission and Vision Students Empowered for Life Long Success

3 I. OPENING REMARKS II.COMPLIANCE WITH SCHOOL CODE III.FORMAT FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IV. ENROLLMENT HISTORY V. CURRICULUM/EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY VI. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES VII. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION VIII. BUDGET SCENARIOS IX. SUMMARY X.PUBLIC COMMENT Hearing Agenda

4 PA School Code Section 780 In the event of a permanent closing of a public school or substantially all of a schools facilities, the board of school directors shall hold a public hearing on the question not less three months prior to the decision of the board relating to the closing of the school. Notice of the hearing shall be given in a newspaper of general circulation in the school district at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date of such hearings.

5 District Financial Position Currently Adequate Capital Reserve Fund Appropriate Reserve Funds for Anticipated Expenses Tradition of Balanced or Better Actual Spending Some Trends are not Positive

6 Budget Result Trends Expenditures $26,514, $26,143, $23,790, Budget Transfer $ (2,000,000.00) $ (200,000.00) Net Expenditures $24,514, $24,143, $23,590, % comparison from the prior year % % Revenues $25,283, $25,868, $25,629, % comparison from the prior year % % Surplus $ 769, $ 1,725, $ 2,039, % comparison from the prior year % %

7 Budget Projection Budgeted Revenues Budgeted Expenditures Budgeted Deficit July – January 58% of Year %Expended to Date $25,793,538 $27,110,916 $1,317,378 56% of Projected Expenditures

8 Property Tax Concerns Limit on Raising Taxes- 1.90% Loss From Appeals/Corrections - $278,626 Clean And Green - $140,018 From Assessment Office

9 State Funding Concerns Current Basic Ed Funding $7,666,039 $879,279 of that is Stimulus Money-Not Expected $374,811 is ABG (Accountability Block Grant) $76,524 is EAP (Educational Assistance Program)

10 Total Revenue in Question Total Revenue in Question, Including Clean and Green $1,748,258

11 Major Expenditure Concerns Pension 2.0% Increase - $178,000 Insurance 7.0% Increase - $196,000 Teaching Salary Increase - $307,977 Admin Salary Increases - $37,422 Limit on Raising Taxes – Approximately $180,000

12 Impact on Budget Total Revenue in Question $1,748,258 Total Impact on Budget Total Possible Tax Increase Expected Expense Increase $719,399 $ 2,467,657 $180,000

13 Potential Financial Remedies Raise taxes to the index-deficit budget Referendum to raise taxes above the index Apply for exemptions from the state Curtail non-mandated programs district-wide Possible reduction in staff (class size increase) Consider building realignment for cost savings

14 District Student Enrollment YearEnrollment % Decline from

15 K-12 Hyndman Campus Enrollment % Decline from

16 Hyndman Enrollment By School HyLo K-5Total Mid/Sen HighTotal

17 Students Attending Non-resident Campus 34 Hyndman Students Currently Attend Bedford 19 Hyndman Students Attend BCTC 7 Bedford Students Currently Attend Hyndman 135 Bedford Students Attend BCTC

18 Student/Teacher Ratio (Not Class Size) Bedford Campus BE15/1 BMS14/1 BMS/BHS15/1 BHS16/1 Hyndman Campus HyLo13/1 HMSHS12/1

19 2009 PSSA Results

20 Slide 1 MATHPERFORMANCE PERCENTAGES MATH PERFORMANCE PERCENTAGES (Percent of ALL STUDENTS scoring Proficient or Advanced) >56% = AYP in 2010 for math Bedford High School 11 th gr.62%47%57% 57%69% Hyndman High School 11 th gr.70%40%56%43%64% Bedford Middle School8 th gr.69%76%78%73%82% 7 th gr.60%79%73%81%91% 6 th gr.80%66%83%87%85% Hyndman Middle School8 th gr.25%52%38%76%60% Hyndman Middle School 8 th gr.25%52%38%76%60% 7 th gr.67%42%64%53%80% 6 th gr.38%52%15%73%83%

21 Slide 2 MATHPERFORMANCE PERCENTAGES MATH PERFORMANCE PERCENTAGES (Percent of ALL STUDENTS scoring Proficient or Advanced) >56% = AYP in 2010 for math Bedford Elementary 5 th gr. 59% 75% 78%83%83% 4 th gr. 78% 84% 82%79%80% 3 rd gr. 89% 90% 87%88%86% Hyndman Londonderry5 th gr. 67% 37% 68%56%80% Elementary 4 th gr. 40% 63% 62%52%85% 3 rd gr. 86% 83% 56%81%93%

22 Slide 1 READINGPERFORMANCE PERCENTAGES READING PERFORMANCE PERCENTAGES (Percent of ALL STUDENTS scoring Proficient or Advanced) >63% = AYP in 2010 for reading Bedford High School 11 th gr. 81% 71% 67%70%71% Hyndman High School 11 th gr. 73% 50% 60%40% 64% Bedford Middle School 8 th gr. 68% 71% 77%84%79% 7 th gr. 68% 69% 72%78% 85% 7 th gr. 68% 69% 72%78% 85% 6 th gr. 75% 65% 72%83%76% 6 th gr. 75% 65% 72%83%76% Hyndman Middle School 8 th gr. 38% 65% 54%70%58% 7 th gr. 76% 42% 55%40%63% 7 th gr. 76% 42% 55%40%63% 6 th gr. 63% 42% 36%47%75% 6 th gr. 63% 42% 36%47%75%

23 Slide 2 ReadingPERFORMANCE PERCENTAGES Reading PERFORMANCE PERCENTAGES (Percent of ALL STUDENTS scoring Proficient or Advanced) >63% = AYP in 2010 for reading Bedford Elementary 5 th gr. 64%64% 66% 71%67% Bedford Elementary 5 th gr. 64% 64% 66% 71%67%School 4 th gr. 73%81% 72% 69%70% 4 th gr. 73%81% 72% 69%70% 3 rd gr. 89%77% 75% 79%78% 3 rd gr. 89%77% 75% 79%78% Hyndman Londonderry 5 th gr. 64%26% 45% 43%48% Hyndman Londonderry 5 th gr. 64% 26% 45% 43%48%Elementary 4 th gr. 36%48% 64% 36%70% 4 th gr. 36%48% 64% 36%70% 3 rd gr. 72%76% 52% 61%76% 3 rd gr. 72%76% 52% 61%76%

24 High School Curriculum Comparison Major subject courses are offered at both Bedford and Hyndman with the exception of accelerated courses. Hyndman does not offer ACM English or Speech, but does offer other dual enrollment classes. Hyndman electives are often offered on a rotating basis while Bedford offers those electives annually.

25 HS Curriculum Cont. 35 courses are offered at Bedford but not at Hyndman – Business Education – Technical Education – Foreign Languages – Music/Theatre – Science Electives 10 courses are offered at Hyndman but not at Bedford – Social Studies Electives – Art – Woodworking

26 Curriculum Summary Basic courses are offered at each school BHS offers advanced courses in math and science BHS offers more electives annually Hyndman maintains a lower class size

27 BHS Boys Sports Classifications SportCurrent BHS/HHSBHS/.5HHS FootballAAAAAAA GolfNA Cross/CounAAAAAAA SoccerAAAAAA BasketballAAAAAAAA WrestlingAAAAAA TrackAAAAAAA BaseballAAAAAAAA TennisAAAAAA

28 BHS Girls Sports Classifications SportCurrent BHS/HHSBHS/.5HHS VolleyballAAAAAA Cross/CounAAAAAA SoccerAAAAAA BasketballAAAAAAAA TrackAAAAAA SoftballAAAAAAA TennisAAAAAA

29 Combined Extra Curricular Opportunities Pro Increased options for participation Increased opportunities to compete non-sports Increased opportunities to compete in sports Combined effort will enhance performance and make the district more competitive District will provide activity buses Con Transportation/time Internal competition for available positions Additional transportation costs for activity buses

30 Budget Scenarios Close HMSHS- No Charter School Close HyLo and HMSHS - No Charter School Close HyLo and HMSHS – With Charter School

31 Total Building Operational Costs BuildingCostsEnrollmentCost/Student BE$6,071,946802$7,571 HyLo$1,411,272170$8,301 BMS$3,392,662443$7,658 BHS$5,028,387612$8,216 BMS/BHS$8,421, $7,982 HMSHS$2,127,275230$9,249

32 Close HMSHS-No Charter School Building Operation Costs 8 Teachers/1 Custodian to Bedford Estimated Total Savings $2,127,275 -$538,742 $1,588,532

33 Close Campus-No Charter School Buildings Operation Costs 15 Teachers/2 Custodians/ 1 Secretary to Bedford Estimated Total Savings $3,538,547 -$1,058,128 $2,480,419

34 Close Campus-With Charter School Buildings Operation Costs 10 Teachers/2 Custodians/ 1 Secretary to Bedford Net Charter School Cost Estimate Estimated Total Savings $3,538,547 -$755,317 -$1,584,599 $1,198,630

35 Hyndman Transportation Costs ScenarioNet CostDifference -Current$104,120NA -Close HMSHS$143,521$39,401 No Charter -Close Campus$188,857$84,737 No Charter -Close Campus$133,236$29,116 With Charter

36 Longest Student Time on Bus 1 hour and 5 minutes

37 Closing Comments -Supporting documentation will be made available upon request. Requests should be sent to Board Secretary in the district central office. -Public comment will remain open for 90 days and can be made via letter or .


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