Presentation on theme: "Jamestown Schools Proposed FY09 Budget January 24, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
Jamestown Schools Proposed FY09 Budget January 24, 2008
Presented to Jamestown School Committee by Dr. Marcia Lukon, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marcia Lukon, Superintendent of Schools Ms. Jane Littlefield, Interim Business Manager Ms. Jane Littlefield, Interim Business Manager Dr. Robert Fricklas, Director of Student Services Dr. Robert Fricklas, Director of Student Services Ms. Kathleen Almanzor, Principal Ms. Kathleen Almanzor, Principal Mr. Lewis Kitts, Director of Buildings & Grounds Mr. Lewis Kitts, Director of Buildings & Grounds January 24, 2008 January 24, 2008
District Mission Statement The Jamestown School District seeks to partner with the community to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment in which each child is challenged to fulfill his/her unique potential.
Major Factors Driving the Budget Contractual Obligations, Salaries, Benefits State and Federal Mandates and Regulations Plant Operations School Committee Goals School Improvement Plan Goals Strategic Plan Goals
How Is This Budget Funded? General Fund contributions General Fund contributions Transfers from School Fund Balance Transfers from School Fund Balance State Aid State Aid Pathways Strategic Teaching Center Pathways Strategic Teaching Center Preschool Tuition Preschool Tuition Medicaid Reimbursements Medicaid Reimbursements
Major Increases Impacting Budget Salaries+$139,919 Salaries+$139,919 Benefits (employees and retirees)+$214,208 Benefits (employees and retirees)+$214,208 Tuitions+$359,798 Tuitions+$359,798 Maintenance including Utilities + $63,663 Maintenance including Utilities + $63,663 TOTAL +$777,588
Proposed Staffing Changes Reduce 3 Special Education TA positions (-3.0 FTEs) Reduce 3 Special Education TA positions (-3.0 FTEs) Increase one Special Education Teaching Position from.75 to 1.0 (+.25) Increase one Special Education Teaching Position from.75 to 1.0 (+.25) Replace 190 day Asst. Principal with full year Melrose Principal (+6,500) Replace 190 day Asst. Principal with full year Melrose Principal (+6,500)
Department of Student Services FY 09 Proposed Budget
Overview Introduction Introduction Budget goals & objectives Budget goals & objectives Areas of greatest significance Areas of greatest significance Key factors impacting FY 09 budget Key factors impacting FY 09 budget Summary & recommendations Summary & recommendations
Goal of Jamestown Special Education To implement researched based practices regarding effective teaching practices, service delivery models, and evaluations that improve educational performance and enhance life long outcomes.
Lifelong Learners Research Finding: Time spent in general education classrooms was positively related to employment and community participation. Higher earnings were also positively related to time spent in the general classroom. The National Longitudinal Transition Study of 8000+ students ages 13-21)
Introduction Privilege to present Privilege to present Preview of the presentation Preview of the presentation Conclusions Conclusions
Students Experiencing Significant Challenges How are we currently meeting needs? Small class size and high quality Pre-K – 8 supports have prevented referral to out-of-district placements Small class size and high quality Pre-K – 8 supports have prevented referral to out-of-district placements
FY 09 Goals & Objectives Continued commitment to: High Quality Programs and Services Regulatory Compliance Adherence to District Mission and Goals Fiscal Prudence
SPED Budget including Transportation as % of Proposed Operating Budget
FY 09 - Key Factors Federal and RI Regulations governing education of children with disabilities Federal and RI Regulations governing education of children with disabilities Out-of-District Tuitions Out-of-District Tuitions Initiatives for FY 09 Initiatives for FY 09
Student Services Personnel Factors influencing budget: Anticipated staff returnAnticipated staff return Grade 4 severe/profound to LawnGrade 4 severe/profound to Lawn Reconfiguration in certified and non-certified at LawnReconfiguration in certified and non-certified at Lawn
Purchased (Contracted) Services Tutorials Neuropsychological Evaluations Materials/Supplies/Equipment Updating of testing materials Updating of testing materials
Out-of-District Tuitions Most variable item Most variable item Difficult to anticipate accurately Difficult to anticipate accurately Proposed FY 09 budget ties each tuition to known student placement Proposed FY 09 budget ties each tuition to known student placement
Out-of-District Placements LEVELSTUDENTS Pre-K - Grade 81 Grade 95 Grade 103 Grade 12 through age 214 Total Out of District 13
FY 09 Out-of-District SPED Tuitions by Category Does not include NKHS SPED students
Initiatives for FY 09 Response to Intervention (RTI) Improvement Initiative Response to Intervention (RTI) Improvement Initiative Summer Computing Institute @ URI Summer Computing Institute @ URI Community-Based Learning Project Initiative Community-Based Learning Project Initiative
Requests/Recommendations ENDORSE: the proposed budget ENDORSE: the proposed budget SUPPORT: the three initiatives SUPPORT: the three initiatives THANK YOU!
Proposed Capital Reserve Projects To Be Funded FY 09
FY08 Capital Budget $176,000 FY09 Capital Budget $141,800 Dollar Decrease $34,200 Percent Decrease-19.43%
Interior refurbishing & painting$10,000 Classroom White Boards3,400 Design plan - Administrative office area 6,000 Carpet & Floor Covering7,500 Landscaping for generator5,000 Total Melrose$31,900 Melrose School Projects
Lawn School Projects Interior refurbishing & painting$10,000 Gym floor resurfacing2,500 Window treatments5,000 Design plan for parking lot and front entrance10,000 Classroom White Boards3,300 Carpet & Floor Covering7,500 Renovation & floor covering-Music room5,500 Room retrofit for special needs8,100 Shelving for middle school classroom3,000 Total Lawn$54,900
System Wide Project New Accounting System and State Mandated Conversion to New Chart of Accounts $ 55,000
Capital Reserve Projects To Be Funded FY 09 Melrose Projects31,900 Lawn Projects54,900 System wide Project55,000 Total Capital Proposed$141,800
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