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1 Deliberative Session Governor Wentworth Regional School District January 30, 2010 1

2 Call to Order Randy Walker, Moderator Pledge of Allegiance National Anthem performed by Route 28 Introduction of Board and District Officials Rules of the Day 2

3 State of the Schools James F. Rines, Chair, GWRSB 3

4 Classrooms of the Future 4

5 Voices Character Education Identity Awareness Perspective Taking Social Awareness Conflict Resolution Love and Friendship Freedom and Democracy 5

6 Voices Character Education Identity Awareness Perspective Taking Social Awareness Conflict Resolution Love and Friendship Freedom and Democracy 6

7 Common Core Standards 7

8 Ground Breaking Ceremony 8

9 Class Officers Grace Maganzini, Grade 7 Delaney Hutchins, Grade 8 Amanda Spiller, Grade 9 Samuel Mason, Grade 10 Amy Thorton, Grade 11 Kaylee Moore, Grade 12 Jessica Campion, Vocational Center Katherine Brown, Student Body President 9

10 Building Project Update Phase I 10

11 Architects Al Corzilius & Chip Krause 11

12 Clerk of the Works Tom Boudette 12

13 North Branch Construction Project Management John Beaver & Bruce Blazon 13

14 Multipurpose Building 14

15 Geothermal Wells 15

16 Structural Work Begins 16

17 Athletic Fields 17

18 Building Project Shape of Things to Come Phase II 18

19 Phase II … First Floor 19

20 20 Under the Wire For Building Aid! 75% 13.25% 11.25% 45% 55% Vocational Project KRHS & KRMS Projects

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22 Article I To choose the following school district officers: School Board Member from Effingham … 3-year term School Board Member from Ossipee … 3-year term (a) School Board Member-At-Large … 3-year term (b) School District Moderator … 1-year term 22

23 Article II Shall the Governor Wentworth Regional School District raise and appropriate up to three hundred one thousand seven hundred twenty-two dollars ($301,722) to pay off incurring debt as a result of construction of school buildings, including the purchase of sites and any additions or renovations of school buildings and authorize the withdrawal of that amount from the debt retirement fund created by Chapter 131 laws of 2004 for that purpose? The School Board recommends this Article. (Majority vote required) Shall the Governor Wentworth Regional School District raise and appropriate up to three hundred one thousand seven hundred twenty-two dollars ($301,722) to pay off incurring debt as a result of construction of school buildings, including the purchase of sites and any additions or renovations of school buildings and authorize the withdrawal of that amount from the debt retirement fund created by Chapter 131 laws of 2004 for that purpose? The School Board recommends this Article. (Majority vote required) 23

24 Use of Proceeds To Offset Costs 24

25 Article III To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate up to the sum of $200,000, such sum representing the interest earnings on the investment of the portion of the $67,242,614 in bonds authorized at the District’s 2009 annual meeting that have not already been issued (the “Bonds”), such investment earnings to be used for the school projects at the Kingswood Complex (collectively the “Project”) to be financed with the Bonds. As the appropriation of these interest earnings for the Project is only necessary if the Bonds are to be issued as “Build America Bonds” (as described in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009), this Article shall be of force and effect only to the extent that the Project is financed with Build America Bonds. The School Board recommends this Article. (Majority vote required)To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate up to the sum of $200,000, such sum representing the interest earnings on the investment of the portion of the $67,242,614 in bonds authorized at the District’s 2009 annual meeting that have not already been issued (the “Bonds”), such investment earnings to be used for the school projects at the Kingswood Complex (collectively the “Project”) to be financed with the Bonds. As the appropriation of these interest earnings for the Project is only necessary if the Bonds are to be issued as “Build America Bonds” (as described in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009), this Article shall be of force and effect only to the extent that the Project is financed with Build America Bonds. The School Board recommends this Article. (Majority vote required) 25

26 Build America Bonds 26

27 Article IV Shall the Governor Wentworth Regional School District vote to approve a one-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement between the Governor Wentworth Regional School Board and the Governor Wentworth Education Association which calls for no increase in the wage scale and no changes in the benefits provided in the current agreement ending June 30, 2011? Pursuant to RSA 273-A:12, if approved, the terms of this collective bargaining agreement, including the pay plan, but excluding cost of living increases, will continue in force and effect until a new agreement is executed. The School Board recommends this Article. (Majority vote required) 27

28 GWEA Contract Extension Article IV extends the GWEA contract at current levels until 2012 28

29 Article V Shall the Governor Wentworth Regional School District vote to approve a one-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement between the Governor Wentworth Regional School Board and the Governor Wentworth Administrative Team which calls for no salary increases and no changes in the benefits provided in the current agreement ending June 30, 2011? Pursuant to RSA 273-A:12, if approved, the terms of this collective bargaining agreement, including the pay plan, but excluding cost of living increases, will continue in force and effect until a new agreement is executed. The School Board recommends this Article. (Majority vote required) Shall the Governor Wentworth Regional School District vote to approve a one-year extension of the collective bargaining agreement between the Governor Wentworth Regional School Board and the Governor Wentworth Administrative Team which calls for no salary increases and no changes in the benefits provided in the current agreement ending June 30, 2011? Pursuant to RSA 273-A:12, if approved, the terms of this collective bargaining agreement, including the pay plan, but excluding cost of living increases, will continue in force and effect until a new agreement is executed. The School Board recommends this Article. (Majority vote required) 29

30 GWAT Contract Extension Article V extends the GWAT contract until 2012 30

31 GWAT FY 2011 ADMINISTRATORS Donating 5 already voter approved contract days back to the School District in FY 2011. 31

32 Article VI Shall the Governor Wentworth Regional School District raise and appropriate the sum of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) for repairs and improvements of buildings/grounds at the Kingswood Regional High School, Kingswood Regional Middle School, Region 9 Vocational– Technical Education Center, Carpenter School, Crescent Lake School, Effingham Elementary School, New Durham School, Ossipee Central School, Tuftonboro Central School and the SAU 49/Transportation Facility? The School Board recommends this Article. (Majority vote required) 32

33 District Assets 33 Approximately $61,000,000 in Assets

34 Improvements 34 New SystemOld System

35 Protecting Our Assets 35

36 Long Range Goals 36

37 Unanticipated Projects 37

38 Intercom 38

39 Expenditure Analysis 1,800 Sq. Ft. Home 502,818 Sq. Ft. $536.97 $150,000 39

40 Reduction for FY 2011 Reduce Maintenance Warrant Article from $200,000 to $150,000 for next year.Reduce Maintenance Warrant Article from $200,000 to $150,000 for next year. 40

41 Article VII Shall the Governor Wentworth Regional School District raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant or as amended by vote of the first session, for the purposes set forth therein, totaling $43,406,009? Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be $44,136,953, which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Governor Wentworth Regional School District or by law; or the governing body may hold one special meeting, in accordance with RSA 40:13, X and XVI, to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only? * NOTE: This warrant article (operating budget) does not include appropriations requested in ANY of the other warrant articles. (Majority vote required) 41

42 GOAL To prepare a budget which enables us to carry out our educational mission while being sensitive and responsible to taxpayers during unusually difficult economic times. To prepare a budget which enables us to carry out our educational mission while being sensitive and responsible to taxpayers during unusually difficult economic times. This represents the spirit in which the budget was developed by the administration and the committee! Goal 42

43 Budget Challenges Difficult economy across the country and in New Hampshire including high unemployment.Difficult economy across the country and in New Hampshire including high unemployment. Mandated increased local participation in the New Hampshire State Retirement System.Mandated increased local participation in the New Hampshire State Retirement System. Year two of the payments on our $67,242,614 bond (529% expense increase).Year two of the payments on our $67,242,614 bond (529% expense increase). Three collective bargaining agreements calling for wage increases of 5%, 5%, and 3.75% respectively.Three collective bargaining agreements calling for wage increases of 5%, 5%, and 3.75% respectively. Increased costs of health and dental benefits.Increased costs of health and dental benefits. Added expense for temporary field space during the addition/renovation project.Added expense for temporary field space during the addition/renovation project. 43

44 General Fund Budget Summary 44

45 Where is the Increase? Without new Debt Service, the General Fund increase would be 1.42%. 45

46 Debt Retirement 46

47 Controlling Budget Growth No new positions were approved.No new positions were approved. The overall workforce will be reduced by about 2.1%:The overall workforce will be reduced by about 2.1%: Class sizes to be maintained at or below state averages.Class sizes to be maintained at or below state averages. All IEP requirements will be met.All IEP requirements will be met. Under-subscribed classes consolidated into fewer sections at all grade levels and in all schools.Under-subscribed classes consolidated into fewer sections at all grade levels and in all schools. Most of the reduction will occur through the elimination of part-time positions and natural attrition.Most of the reduction will occur through the elimination of part-time positions and natural attrition. 47

48 Controlling Budget Growth (continued) Reduce non-employee expenses at or below 2009 levels of spending.Reduce non-employee expenses at or below 2009 levels of spending. Special Education budget provides no buffer for any new students requiring out-of-district placement or contracted services.Special Education budget provides no buffer for any new students requiring out-of-district placement or contracted services. Use any and all interest earned on the Phase I bond money as a credit to taxes rather than on the project itself.Use any and all interest earned on the Phase I bond money as a credit to taxes rather than on the project itself. 48

49 Employee Expenses 49

50 Employee Expense Allocation 50

51 Energy & Utility Expenses 51

52 Other Operation Expenses 52

53 Other Operation Expenses (con’t) 53

54 Default Budget 54

55 Tax Assumptions No growth in real estate valuation across the district.No growth in real estate valuation across the district. No interest from Phase II bond is used to reduce taxes (in case the District uses Build America Bonds).No interest from Phase II bond is used to reduce taxes (in case the District uses Build America Bonds). State Aid remains a constant.State Aid remains a constant. 55

56 Impact of Recommended Budget Employee Expense Increase$ 571,285 Non-Employee Expense Decrease (28,452) Debt Service Increase 2,645691 Maintenance Article Decrease (50,000) TOTAL$3,138,524 Increased Building Aid & Interest(2,160,972) NET INCREASE TO TAX ASSESSMENT$ 977,552 56

57 Local School Tax Rates 57

58 How Does This Compare To Other Years? 58

59 How Do Your Taxes Compare To Other NH Communities? 59

60 60 1. Berlin $17.061. Hinsdale $19.48 233. Chatham ($.022 ) 233. Newington $1.67 NH State Average $5.46 NH State Average $11.08 225. Tuftonboro $1.90 222. Tuftonboro $5.04 159. Wolfeboro $3.45 219. Wolfeboro $5.61 62. Effingham $5.95 177. Effingham $9.15 120. New Durham $4.22 159. New Durham $10.17 88. Ossipee $4.94 187. Ossipee $8.20 161. Brookfield $3.43 163. Brookfield $9.92 2008 Full Value Tax Rates NHDRA 2008 Tax Rate Comparison Report Rank Community Rate TOWN TAX RATE SCHOOL TAX RATE 233 Communities

61 Article VIII To transact any other business that may legally come before said meeting. 61

62 District Warrant Articles District Warrant Articles Voting March 9, 2010 62


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