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1 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Presentation

2 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Key Budget Dates EIPS Three Year Planning workshop – January 30 EIPS Leadership Budget Planning Meeting - February 11 Superintendent’s Council meetings - February 18 & 25 Board Budget Information Session – March 6 Provincial Budget announcement - April 8 EIPS Leadership meetings – March 10 & April 11 School Council budget meetings - March 14 to April 25 Budget feedback submissions to Superintendent - May 1 Detailed budget review by Executive Team - May 5 & 6 Budget review by Trustees - May 15 & 16 Public input session on budget - May 5 p.m. Budget approval Board of Trustees - May 22 Budget deadline from Alberta Learning - June 30

3 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Process to Date EIPS preliminary planning indicates that there will be a deficit of $2.4 million in 2002/2003 and a potential operating shortfall, prior to 2% funding increase, of $6.9 million by the end of 2003/2004EIPS preliminary planning indicates that there will be a deficit of $2.4 million in 2002/2003 and a potential operating shortfall, prior to 2% funding increase, of $6.9 million by the end of 2003/2004 EIPS leaders met on February 11 to discuss alternatives and strategies to resolve the deficit and shortfall positionsEIPS leaders met on February 11 to discuss alternatives and strategies to resolve the deficit and shortfall positions Strategies and ideas from the February 11 meeting were discussed and fine tuned by an EIPS leadership teamStrategies and ideas from the February 11 meeting were discussed and fine tuned by an EIPS leadership team The Board of Trustees were presented with the strategies and recommendations from the consultations of the leadership teamThe Board of Trustees were presented with the strategies and recommendations from the consultations of the leadership team Estimates were made of the revenues anticipated from Alberta Learning, recognizing that no formal funding announcements have been madeEstimates were made of the revenues anticipated from Alberta Learning, recognizing that no formal funding announcements have been made Using these recommendations and estimates, a budget allocation for schools and departments was preparedUsing these recommendations and estimates, a budget allocation for schools and departments was prepared Allocation of funds were made to schools and departments the week of March 15, with department budgets to be finalized by April 16, school budgets to be finalized by April 25Allocation of funds were made to schools and departments the week of March 15, with department budgets to be finalized by April 16, school budgets to be finalized by April 25

4 Elk Island Public Schools Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Funding Announcement

5 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Provincial Budget Highlights Announced overall funding increase of 4.8%Announced overall funding increase of 4.8% –Components of funding increase Basic grant increase 2% (major source of funding for EIPS students)Basic grant increase 2% (major source of funding for EIPS students) Increase of 3% for student transportation fundingIncrease of 3% for student transportation funding Enrolment growth throughout provinceEnrolment growth throughout province Enrolment growth in severe special needs students, 2% increase in grantEnrolment growth in severe special needs students, 2% increase in grant Previously announced $20 million for textbooks and other classroom materialsPreviously announced $20 million for textbooks and other classroom materials $10 million targeted funding for SuperNet$10 million targeted funding for SuperNet Continued funding for AISI programContinued funding for AISI program $29 million for teacher pensions$29 million for teacher pensions $14 million for various programs, including $9 million for alternative programs, $5 million for curriculum supports$14 million for various programs, including $9 million for alternative programs, $5 million for curriculum supports No announcement on Infrastructure fundingNo announcement on Infrastructure funding Full funding framework details not released as yetFull funding framework details not released as yet No change to EIPS budget planning as funding announcements were as anticipated by EIPSNo change to EIPS budget planning as funding announcements were as anticipated by EIPS

6 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Provincial Funding Framework Highlights Framework was reviewed in 2002/03 to ensureFramework was reviewed in 2002/03 to ensure –Equity in the distribution of funds –Flexibility to meet students’ needs and local priorities Framework built onFramework built on –Flexibility – Boards are empowered –Formulae – to ensure equity –Accountability – to stakeholders, results Key FactorsKey Factors –Severe disabilities –ESL students –Aboriginal students –Socio-economic status –Dispersion of schools in the jurisdiction –Enrolment growth and decline –Small schools by necessity –Northern location –Relative cost of purchasing goods & services –Board size –School division complexity

7 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Provincial Funding Framework Highlights Basic Instruction Funding 2003/ /2004 $4,454/student (grades 1 to 9)$4,454/student (grades 1 to 9) $5,097 per each Grade 10 student who earns 31 credits$5,097 per each Grade 10 student who earns 31 credits $2, per each Grade 10 student who earns less than 31 credits$2, per each Grade 10 student who earns less than 31 credits $ per CEU grades 11 & 12$ per CEU grades 11 & 12  2003/2004 rates reflect a 2% increase from 2002/ / /2003 $4,367/student (grades 1 to 9)$4,367/student (grades 1 to 9) $4,997 per each Grade 10 student who earns 31 credits$4,997 per each Grade 10 student who earns 31 credits $2, per each Grade 10 student who earns less than 31 credits$2, per each Grade 10 student who earns less than 31 credits $ per CEU grades 11 & 12$ per CEU grades 11 & 12

8 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Provincial Funding Framework Highlights Other Instruction Block 2003/ /2004 $13,382/severe physical, mental$13,382/severe physical, mental $11,709/severe behavioral$11,709/severe behavioral $2,228/ECS student$2,228/ECS student ESL $722/studentESL $722/student Teacher Assistants $41.65/studentTeacher Assistants $41.65/student Early LiteracyEarly Literacy –$220/student –$39.60 /ECS student Tech. Integration $43/studentTech. Integration $43/student 2002/2003 $13,120/severe physical, mental $11,479/severe behavioral $2,184/ECS student ESL $722/student Teacher Assistants $41.65/student Early Literacy –$220/student –$39.60 /ECS student Tech. Integration $43/student

9 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Provincial Funding Framework Highlights Support Block 2003/ /2004 Plant Operations & MaintenancePlant Operations & Maintenance –No expected increase in funding rates, no change in funding formula Student TransportationStudent Transportation –Rural $510/student plus km –Urban $435/student –Did not receive the 3% grant increase in 2002/2003 Administration - 4%Administration - 4% 2002/2003 Plant Operations & Maintenance –Funding based on school utilization rate & square meters Student Transportation –Rural $495/student plus km –Urban $423/student Administration – 4% One Time Grant – approx. 3% funding increase for transportation, ESL, early literacy

10 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Preliminary Budget Other Issues

11 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Highlights of Budget Meetings Modified system-wide school calendar for 2003/2004Modified system-wide school calendar for 2003/2004 Cancellation/deferral of some professional developmentCancellation/deferral of some professional development Reduction/restructuring of system level meetingsReduction/restructuring of system level meetings Cancellation of system initiatives fundCancellation of system initiatives fund Alternative funding sources to be found for enrichment activitiesAlternative funding sources to be found for enrichment activities One year moratorium on technology and capital evergreening programsOne year moratorium on technology and capital evergreening programs Continued review of small schoolsContinued review of small schools Fee increasesFee increases Further study to be undertaken on a number of significant issues including special education, language programs, system programs, purchasing, & curriculum servicesFurther study to be undertaken on a number of significant issues including special education, language programs, system programs, purchasing, & curriculum services

12 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Effects on Budgets Cuts to be kept as far away from the classroom as possibleCuts to be kept as far away from the classroom as possible School budgets to be reduced by 2.7%School budgets to be reduced by 2.7% Schools to receive additional one-time funding of $36 per student for learning materials; effectively reducing the school budget cuts to 2% for 2003/2004Schools to receive additional one-time funding of $36 per student for learning materials; effectively reducing the school budget cuts to 2% for 2003/2004 Central service department budgets to be reduced by 6.2%Central service department budgets to be reduced by 6.2% Plant operations and maintenance (PO&M) budget funded separately by Alberta Infrastructure, no transfers permittedPlant operations and maintenance (PO&M) budget funded separately by Alberta Infrastructure, no transfers permitted Service levels to schools from central services will see some reduction as a result of funding shortfallService levels to schools from central services will see some reduction as a result of funding shortfall

13 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Assumptions Enrolments for 2003/2004 are anticipated to remain consistent with 2002/2003Enrolments for 2003/2004 are anticipated to remain consistent with 2002/2003 The cost for certificated and classified salaries have been estimated to increase by 0% for 2003/2004The cost for certificated and classified salaries have been estimated to increase by 0% for 2003/2004 Alberta Learning will increase funding by 2% for 2003/2004Alberta Learning will increase funding by 2% for 2003/2004 No funding information has been provided regarding the funding of plant operations and maintenance, so a 0% increase has been assumedNo funding information has been provided regarding the funding of plant operations and maintenance, so a 0% increase has been assumed Reduced cash flow and lower interest rates will result in lower interest incomeReduced cash flow and lower interest rates will result in lower interest income

14 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Financial Highlights Estimated operating shortfall (net of PO&M); $6.73 million; $6.90 million including PO&MEstimated operating shortfall (net of PO&M); $6.73 million; $6.90 million including PO&M Funding increase (2%); 1.30 millionFunding increase (2%); 1.30 million Net operating shortfall; $5.43 millionNet operating shortfall; $5.43 million Deferral of evergreening program, system initiatives; savings of $1.04 millionDeferral of evergreening program, system initiatives; savings of $1.04 million Deficit deferral; $.70 millionDeficit deferral; $.70 million Other cost reductions, school closure, fee increases, calendar changes; $.58 millionOther cost reductions, school closure, fee increases, calendar changes; $.58 million Reduction to 2003/2004 budgets; $3.11 millionReduction to 2003/2004 budgets; $3.11 million

15 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Outstanding Issues/Concerns Some of the key issues that are a concern to EIPS regarding the funding and budget for 2003/2004Some of the key issues that are a concern to EIPS regarding the funding and budget for 2003/2004 –No collective agreement has been signed for 2003/2004; teachers to lose 3% pension funding; no increase in funding to cover arbitration settlement –Staff reductions, lower service levels due to funding shortfall –No increase in funding for PO & M for 2003/2004; natural gas costs estimated to rise by 32% –Increased costs of fuel for transportation not reflected in grant increases –No recognition of increased technology costs

16 Elk Island Public Schools Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget The End

17 Elk Island Public Schools 2003/2004 Preliminary Budget Questions & Answers


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