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We Are All In This Together The need for the 5.95 mill emergency operating levy is: REAL (and URGENT) Why do we need a levy?

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1 We Are All In This Together The need for the 5.95 mill emergency operating levy is: REAL (and URGENT) Why do we need a levy?

2 Why Do We Need A New Levy? 10 Year Cash Flow Storm Real Estate Loss $163,812 State Aid Loss $680,147 Inventory Tax Loss$1,285,306 Interest Income Loss $223,972 Total Revenue Loss$2,287,436 Expense Growth$3,793,189 Negative Cash Flow$6,080,625

3 Carryover Balance FY 03 $360,9339 Days $4,127,56574 Days $3,454,67060 Days $2,845,75448 Days $2,153,23738 Days $1,476,40227 Days $264, Days $1,337,932-(-23) Days

4 Deficit Spending vs Spending Cuts FY 10 - $672,880-$323,444 FY 11 - $608,916-$191,000 FY 12 - $692,517- $1,282,000 FY 13 - $676,835-$590,000 FY 14 – $1,211,679-$465,569 TOTAL $3,862,827- $2,841,044

5 Spending Cuts: Eliminate 3 administrative positions Administrative wage freeze: 0% for 2 years Streamlined Food Services – No GF money Reduced Bus Fuel Consumption – Re-routing Staff Cost Sharing on Health Care Savings: $299,000

6 Spending Cuts: Eliminate 1 Mechanic’s position Eliminate 1 EES teaching position Eliminate 1 EMS teaching position Eliminate 1 EHS teaching position Added in-house psychology services Reduction in ESC Alternative Program Savings: $278,395

7 Spending Cuts: Eliminate 1 EHS teaching position Eliminate 1 EMS teaching position Eliminate 1 EES teaching position Eliminate 4 bus driver position/routes Established new heating set points Savings: $323,444

8 Spending Cuts: Eliminate 1 EHS teaching position Eliminate 1 EMS teaching position Eliminate 1 CO secretary position Eliminate 2 bus driver positions/routes Reduce building budgets Staff cost sharing on Health Care Savings: $191,000

9 Spending Cuts: Administrative wage freeze – 0% two years All other staff – 0% on base two years Eliminate 1 HS guidance position Eliminate 4.5 EHS teaching positions Eliminate 3 EMS teaching positions Eliminate 1 aide position Savings: $1,282,000

10 Spending Cuts: Closed Gomer Building Reduce District Librarian to part-time Eliminated.5 administrative position Eliminated 1 CO administrative position Eliminated 3.5 teaching positions Eliminated 1 aide, 1 secretary,1.5 custodians Savings: $590,000

11 Spending Cuts: Eliminate 2 CO positions ($84,180) Savings from Retirement(s) ($176,300) Pay to Participate ($46,000) Retire/Rehire SEO ($25,300) Food Service & Building Budgets ($75,000) Health Care Plan Savings ($73,716) Classified Retirement ($14,673) Total Savings: ($465,569)

12 Spending Cuts: $465,569

13 Spending Cuts/Reductions: Total – 5 Years $323, $191, $1,282, $590, $465,569 Total $2,841,044

14 Per Pupil Expenditure - Total ELS District is 534 th out of 609 school districts in the State. State Average $10,696 Elida $8,437 7 th of the 9 Allen County Schools 9 th of the 10 Western Buckeye League 18 th of 20 State Comparison Schools

15 State Average - Per Pupil Expenditure The 60 highest spending$15,583 State average$10,696 Elida$8,437

16 Per Pupil Expenditure - Administrative Elida ranks 557 of 609 schools 8 th of 10 schools in the WBL 9th of 9 schools in Allen County 20th of 20 schools in State Group

17 Per Pupil Expenditure - Administrative The 60 highest spending$1, State average$1, Elida $912.36

18 Pupil / Administrator Ratio FY’11 Allen East – 1 Elida – 1 Lima City – 1 Shawnee – 1 Bluffton – 1 Bath – 1 Delphos – 1 Perry – 1 Spencerville

19 What Happens If The Levy Passes? Spending Cuts Remain $465,569 Retain All Day – Everyday Kindergarten Continue an extremely lean operation

20 What Happens If the Levy Fails We are at the bare minimum staffing In addition to the reduction/cuts of $465,569 ½ day kindergarten = Savings $326,414 Total Savings $764,544 That will not be enough…

21 What Happens If the Levy Fails in May 2013? Without any changes/cuts/reductions, we are projecting a spending deficit of $1,211,879 for FY 14. $1,211,879 FY 14 projected spending deficit - $ 465, /14 reductions - $ 326,414 1/2 day kindergarten = $447,335Deficit Remains We would have to go back to the voters in November with a reduced 4.95 mills (without all day everyday kindergarten) to avoid fiscal emergency and possible State intervention.

22 The Good News! 3 of the last 5 years the District has been rated “Excellent” 7 of the last 8 years the Middle School has been rated “Excellent” twice as “Excellent with Distinction” 7 of the 8 last years the High School has been rated “Excellent”

23 The Good News! We are no longer losing money to open enrollment. FY 07-$765,000 FY 08 -$803,000 FY 09 -$588,000 FY 10 -$240,000 FY 11-$220,000 FY 12 +$20,000

24 Commitment to Partnership with Taxpayers Our staff is on board and understands how important it is to keep expenditures down. 0% on the base for this year and next. Wage freeze for all staff next year. Increase in health care contributions.

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