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Putting the Pieces Together: Preliminary Budget 2014- 2015 Presented to the Galloway Township Board of Education – March 17, 2014.

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1 Putting the Pieces Together: Preliminary Budget Presented to the Galloway Township Board of Education – March 17, 2014

2 The Budget Process Continued Completed as of Friday, March 14th  Two budget presentations to public and BOE  Budget discussion at BOE Retreat  Received state aid and applied it to the proposed budget  Worked to identify reductions To Be Completed This Evening  Present information related to proposed budget  Respond to questions/comments  Set total budget dollars for submission to NJDOE County Office

3 A Historical Perspective

4 A Historical Perspective (Cont’)  State Aid FY 08-09$23,846,472  State Aid FY 14-15$23,639,398  ($207,074)  Local Tax Levy 09-10$27,820,785  Local Tax Levy 10-11$27,320,616  Local Tax Levy & 12/13$27,975,500  Local Tax Levy 13-14$29,255,010  Local Tax Levy 14-15$30,454,298  438,919 or 1.63% per year  Includes general fund only (no debt service)

5 Efficiency Standards: On a per student basis, the district spends:  Support Services$4 less than state average  Administrative Costs$239 less than state average  Legal services$26 less than state average  Plant and Maintenance$134 less than state average Note : Less than the state average on these standards is a favorable rating.

6 Efficiency Standards: Staff ratios compared to state average :  Education Support staff to students  Above by 5.5 students  Administrative Personnel to students  Above by 27.8 students  Administrative personnel to faculty  Above by 4.2 faculty members Note : Above the state average on these standards is a favorable rating.

7 Cost Savings Measures – Reductions-in-Force (Positions never returned ):  1 less PE/Health teacher  2 fewer world language teachers  1 less art and 1 less music teacher  5 fewer counselors  5 fewer TLFs  4 fewer secretaries  2 fewer nurses  1 less CST member  1 less Principal  No Assistant Superintendent  Library secretaries and additional intervention teachers all part-time  Changed one facilities manager position to an assistant manager

8 Cost Savings Measures In-house Work  Maintenance  Technical Services  Printing  Professional Development  Shared Services - Cafeteria

9 Government Mandates / Initiatives  Partnership of Assessment for Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC)  Common Core State Standards (English Language Arts and Math)  Teacher and Principal Evaluation  Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB)

10 Looking back and planning forward  In the past three years, the BOE has deposited $2,662,547 into capital reserve  2014 and 2015 budgeted increases are $750,000 and $450,000  Installed completely new phone system throughout the district  Meeting increased costs with minimal assistance in the form of state aid ($66,480 increase for – 0.11% of general fund budget)  Chapter 78 of PL 2011 (employee health benefit contributions) – direct savings to taxpayers

11 Maintain all existing programs & services Continue priority on class size Provide year-2 support for Math 6-8 Provide ongoing professional development across grades and content areas Expand iPad and laptop purchases for student use Continue support for teacher and principal evaluation models The Preliminary Budget Supports Instruction…

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13 Personnel  Two computer lab teachers (currently two shared among four schools)  Meeting technology standards for students  Provide assistance for iPad and laptop use including PARCC  District Resource Officer  Rotate among schools to provide police presence  Assist with special events  Working with Township to determine specifics

14 Facilities & Operations  Carpet replacement in identified classrooms  General concrete repairs  Maintenance of Rann fire alarm system  Sanding and refinishing both the gym and stage floors at GTMS  Modular building roof replacement at Reeds Rd  Custodial cleaning equipment  New maintenance pickup (replace 1996 model)  Roof replacement at Roland Rogers and Smithville Elementary School

15 Technology & Communications  Year 2 of new district server lease  Disaster recovery, filtering, and archiving software  Projector bulb replacement  Upgrade instructional internet connectivity  Continued expansion of wireless infrastructure

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17 What Does This Mean? Proposed FY14 Operating Budget  Maintain class size  Maintain district programs  Continue Preparation for PARCC  Fund capital through operating budget Tax Impact on a Home Assessed at $200,000*  Including use of $450,000 in banked cap  $62 more per fiscal year  Equals an increase of 3.5 cents

18  Board of Education approval of Preliminary Budget  Submission to County Superintendent for his approval by March 20, 2014  Meeting with Executive County Business Administrator for NJ DOE budget review – to be scheduled  Budget discussed at upcoming Regular BOE meetings (3/24, 4/14) and BOE committee meetings  Public Budget Hearing – April 28, 2014 (last chance for changes to be made / set tax rate)

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