Presentation on theme: "Putting the Pieces Together: Preliminary Budget 2014- 2015 Presented to the Galloway Township Board of Education – March 17, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Putting the Pieces Together: Preliminary Budget 2014- 2015 Presented to the Galloway Township Board of Education – March 17, 2014
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
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 11-12 & 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)
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.
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.
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
Cost Savings Measures In-house Work Maintenance Technical Services Printing Professional Development Shared Services - Cafeteria
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)
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 14-15 – 0.11% of general fund budget) Chapter 78 of PL 2011 (employee health benefit contributions) – direct savings to taxpayers
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…
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
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
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
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
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)