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1 Westwood Regional Board of Education Rory J. McCourt Interim Superintendent of Schools Keith A. Rosado Business Administrator/ Board Secretary March 28, 2013 2013-2014 Budget Presentation

2 “To provide excellence in education through rich and diverse learning opportunities, enabling students to exercise intelligent control of their future.” Westwood Regional Mission Statement

3 Board of Education Roberta Hanlon (WW) - President Darlene Mandeville (WT) – Vice President Joseph Blundo - (WW) Barbara Gregory - (WT) Charles Koch - (WT) Paul Liddy - (WT) Russell Miller - (WW) Carol Mountain - (WW) Lee-Ann Schaadt - (WW) Rory J. McCourt – Interim Superintendent of Schools Keith A. Rosado - Business Admin / Board Secretary

4 Where can I get more information? Visit us at www.wwrsd.org for a copy of the Budget Presentation www.wwrsd.org and for additional information. The Budget Book will be available at the following locations: Westwood Public Library Twp. of Washington Public Library Westwood Public Library Twp. of Washington Public Library Westwood Borough Hall Twp. of Washington Town Hall Westwood Borough Hall Twp. of Washington Town Hall Board of Education Office, 701 Ridgewood Rd, Twp. of Washington Board of Education Office, 701 Ridgewood Rd, Twp. of Washington E-mail the Interim Superintendent for more information at rmccourt@wwrsd.org rmccourt@wwrsd.org

5 Facility Upgrades 2012-13 (Operational Budget Only) Berkeley Outdoor egress stair replacementOutdoor egress stair replacement Relocation of Computer LabRelocation of Computer Lab Repaired to HVAC units in the Media CenterRepaired to HVAC units in the Media Center Bid pending on replacement of boilerBid pending on replacement of boilerBrookside Sound proofing of Band RoomSound proofing of Band Room Repaired several HVAC units in classroomsRepaired several HVAC units in classrooms Installed new sidewalk from front entrance to playgroundInstalled new sidewalk from front entrance to playgroundGeorge Milled existing and installed new blacktop on the playground areaMilled existing and installed new blacktop on the playground area Created a new grass area with shade treesCreated a new grass area with shade trees Installed new carpet squares in Media CenterInstalled new carpet squares in Media Center Jr./Sr. High School Upgraded Lower Gym by installing new curtain wall, bleachers, scoreboards/sound system and resurfaced/painted gym floorUpgraded Lower Gym by installing new curtain wall, bleachers, scoreboards/sound system and resurfaced/painted gym floor Installed a brick façade on portion of buildingInstalled a brick façade on portion of building New HVAC upgrades to Band Room and Nurses OfficeNew HVAC upgrades to Band Room and Nurses Office Bid pending on light board replacement for Hurley TheaterBid pending on light board replacement for Hurley Theater Middle School Completely renovated four remaining bathroomsCompletely renovated four remaining bathroomsWashington Milled existing and installed new blacktop on the playground areaMilled existing and installed new blacktop on the playground area Installed new carpet tile in Principals OfficeInstalled new carpet tile in Principals Office Painting offices, hallways, and classroomsPainting offices, hallways, and classrooms Installed new flag pole with concrete walkwayInstalled new flag pole with concrete walkway Updated building security by installing new locksUpdated building security by installing new locks

6 The 2013-14 Budget Continues to Support Elementary Schools Integrated Preschool Integrated Preschool Full-day Kindergarten Full-day Kindergarten Reading and Writing Workshop/Balanced Literacy Reading and Writing Workshop/Balanced Literacy Spanish and French instruction starting in grade 1 Spanish and French instruction starting in grade 1 Instrumental music starting in grade 4 Instrumental music starting in grade 4 Wireless laptop and Smart Room Technologies Wireless laptop and Smart Room Technologies Gifted and Talented programs Gifted and Talented programs Full-time Physical Education Teachers in every school Full-time Physical Education Teachers in every school Full-time Nurse in every building Full-time Nurse in every building Elementary Guidance Counselor & Behaviorist Elementary Guidance Counselor & Behaviorist

7 The 2013-14 Budget Continues to Support Middle & Jr./Sr. High School Cycle, elective, and accelerated academic classes in grades 6-8 Cycle, elective, and accelerated academic classes in grades 6-8 Numerous semester or full-year courses offered at Numerous semester or full-year courses offered at different levels in grades 9-12 different levels in grades 9-12 Spanish and French offered for grades 6-12 Spanish and French offered for grades 6-12 Honors courses in various subjects for grades 9-12 Honors courses in various subjects for grades 9-12 Advanced Placement courses for grades 10-12 Advanced Placement courses for grades 10-12 Excellent student-guidance counselor ratio for grades 6-12 Excellent student-guidance counselor ratio for grades 6-12 Clubs, organizations, & intramurals for grades 6-7 Clubs, organizations, & intramurals for grades 6-7 Clubs, organizations, & interscholastic athletic teams for Clubs, organizations, & interscholastic athletic teams for grades 8-12 grades 8-12

8 2011-12 MATHEMATICS State Assessments TOTAL STUDENTS Scoring Proficient and Advanced Proficient

9 2011-12 LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY State Assessments TOTAL STUDENTS Scoring Proficient and Advanced Proficient

10 2011-12 SCIENCE State Assessments TOTAL STUDENTS Scoring Proficient and Advanced Proficient

11 Selected College Admissions of Class of 2012 A DELPHI U NIVERSITY C LARK U NIVERSITY F LORIDA I NTERNATIONAL U NIVERSITY A LLEGHENY C OLLEGE C OASTAL C AROLINA U NIVERSITY F LORIDA S TATE U NIVERSITY A MHERST C OLLEGE C OLLEGE OF M OUNT S AINT V INCENT F ORDHAM U NIVERSITY A RIZONA S TATE U NIVERSITY C OLLEGE OF THE H OLY C ROSS F RANKLIN & M ARSHALL C OLLEGE B ATES C OLLEGE C ORNELL U NIVERSITY G UILFORD C OLLEGE B ECKER C OLLEGE D ELAWARE S TATE U NIVERSITY H AMILTON C OLLEGE —NY B ELMONT U NIVERSITY D ELAWARE V ALLEY C OLLEGE H OFSTRA U NIVERSITY B ERGEN C OMMUNITY C OLLEGE D E S ALES U NIVERSITY H OWARD U NIVERSITY B ERKELEY C OLLEGE D OMINICAN C OLLEGE OF B LAUVELT I ONA C OLLEGE B EZALEL A CADEMY OF A RTS & D ESIGN D REW U NIVERSITY I THACA C OLLEGE B INGHAMTON U NIVERSITY D REXEL U NIVERSITY J AMES M ADISON U NIVERSITY B LOOMFIELD C OLLEGE E AST C AROLINA U NIVERSITY J OHN J AY C OLLEGE OF C RIMINAL J USTICE B LOOMSBURG U NIVERSITY OF PAE AST S TROUDSBURG U NIVERSITY OF PAJ OHNSON & W ALES U NIVERSITY B OSTON U NIVERSITY E MMANUEL C OLLEGE K EAN U NIVERSITY B RIDGEWATER S TATE U NIVERSITY F AIRFIELD U NIVERSITY K UTZTOWN U NIVERSITY OF PA C ALDWELL C OLLEGE F AIRLEIGH D ICKINSON U NIVERSITY L ASELL C OLLEGE C ALIFORNIA U NIVERSITY OF P ENNSYLVANIA F AIRLEIGH D ICKINSON U NIVERSITY, M ADISON L ESLEY U NIVERSITY C ASE W ESTERN R ESERVE U NIVERSITY F ASHION I NSTITUTE OF T ECHNOLOGY LIM C OLLEGE C ASTLETON S TATE C OLLEGE F ELICIAN C OLLEGE L OCK H AVEN U NIVERSITY OF PA C ENTENARY C OLLEGE F LAGLER C OLLEGE L ONG I SLAND U NIVERSITY C HAMPLAIN C OLLEGE F LORIDA A TLANTIC U NIVERSITY L OYOLA U NIVERSITY, M ARYLAND C ITY C OLLEGE OF N EW Y ORK F LORIDA I NSTITUTE OF T ECHNOLOGY L OYOLA U NIVERSITY, N EW O RLEANS

12 Selected College Admissions of Class of 2012 M ANHATTAN C OLLEGE P ACE U NIVERSITY, P LEASANTVILLE C AMPUS S ALVE R EGINA U NIVERSITY M ANHATTANVILLE C OLLEGE P ENNSYLVANIA S TATE U NIVERSITY, W ORLD C AMPUS S ETON H ALL U NIVERSITY M ARIST C OLLEGE P ENNSYLVANIA S TATE U NIVERSITY, H ARRISBURG S IENA C OLLEGE M ARYMOUNT U NIVERSITY P ENNSYLVANIA S TATE U NIVERSITY, U NIVERSITY P ARK S OUTHERN V ERMONT C OLLEGE M ARYWOOD U NIVERSITY P HILADELPHIA U NIVERSITY S T. B ONAVENTURE U NIVERSITY M ASSACHUSETTS C OLLEGE Q UINNIPIAC U NIVERSITY S T. F RANCIS C OLLEGE M ERRIMACK C OLLEGE R AMAPO C OLLEGE OF NJS T. J OHN ’ S C OLLEGE M ISERICORDIA U NIVERSITY R ENSSELAER P OLYTECHNIC I NSTITUTE S T. J OHN ’ S U NIVERSITY M ONMOUTH U NIVERSITY R ICHARD S TOCKTON C OLLEGE OF NJS T. O LAF C OLLEGE M ONTCLAIR S TATE U NIVERSITY R IDER U NIVERSITY S T. T HOMAS A QUINAS C OLLEGE M ONTSERRAT C OLLEGE OF A RT R OCHESTER I NSTITUTE OF T ECHNOLOGY S TATE U NIVERSITY OF NY M OUNT H OLYOKE C OLLEGE R OGER W ILLIAMS U NIVERSITY S TENOTECH C AREER I NSTITUTE M OUNT S AINT M ARY C OLLEGE R OWAN U NIVERSITY S TEVENS I NSTITUTE OF T ECHNOLOGY M UHLENBERG C OLLEGE R UTGERS U NIVERSITY AT C AMDEN S TONY B ROOK U NIVERSITY N EW J ERSEY I NSTITUTE OF T ECHNOLOGY R UTGERS U NIVERSITY AT N EW B RUNSWICK S UFFOLK U NIVERSITY N EW Y ORK C AREER I NSTITUTE R UTGERS U NIVERSITY AT N EWARK SUNY C OLLEGE AT C ORTLAND N EW Y ORK I NSTITUTE OF T ECHNOLOGY S ACRED H EART U NIVERSITY SUNY C OLLEGE AT G ENESEO N EWBURY C OLLEGE S AINT J OSEPH ’ S U NIVERSITY SUNY C OLLEGE AT O NEONTA N IAGARA U NIVERSITY S AINT P AUL ’ S C OLLEGE SUNY C OLLEGE OF T ECHNOLOGY AT C ANTON N ORTHEASTERN U NIVERSITY S AINT P ETER ’ S C OLLEGE SUNY D ELHI P ACE U NIVERSITY, N EW Y ORK C ITY S ALISBURY U NIVERSITY SUNY O SWEGO

13 Selected College Admissions of Class of 2012 S USQUEHANNA U NIVERSITY U NIVERSITY OF M ASSACHUSETTS S YRACUSE U NIVERSITY U NIVERSITY OF M ICHIGAN T EMPLE U NIVERSITY U NIVERSITY OF M ISSISSIPPI T HE A RT I NSTITUTE OF P HILADELPHIA U NIVERSITY OF N EW H AMPSHIRE T HE C OLLEGE OF N EW J ERSEY U NIVERSITY OF N EW H AVEN T HE C OLLEGE OF S AINT R OSE U NIVERSITY OF N ORTH C AROLINA AT G REENSBORO T HE I NSTITUTE OF C ULINARY E DUCATION U NIVERSITY OF P ITTSBURGH T HE U NIVERSITY OF S CRANTON U NIVERSITY OF R HODE I SLAND T OWSON U NIVERSITY U NIVERSITY OF S OUTH C AROLINA T RINITY C OLLEGE U NIVERSITY OF THE S CIENCES IN P HILADELPHIA U NION C OLLEGE U NIVERSITY OF V ERMONT U NIVERSAL T ECHNICAL I NSTITUTE U RSINUS C OLLEGE U NIVERSIDAD D EL E STADO D E M EXICO W ASHINGTON C OLLEGE U NIVERSITY AT B UFFALO W ESLEY C OLLEGE U NIVERSITY OF B RIDGEPORT W EST C HESTER U NIVERSITY OF PA U NIVERSITY OF C ENTRAL F LORIDA W EST V IRGINIA U NIVERSITY U NIVERSITY OF C INCINNATI C OLLEGE W ESTERN N EW E NGLAND U NIVERSITY U NIVERSITY OF C ONNECTICUT W HEATON C OLLEGE OF MA U NIVERSITY OF D ELAWARE W IDENER U NIVERSITY U NIVERSITY OF H ARTFORD W ILKES U NIVERSITY U NIVERSITY OF I LLINOIS W ILLIAM P ATERSON U NIVERSITY U NIVERSITY OF M ARYLAND

14 Westwood Regional School District’s State Aid Historical Analysis School Year State Aid Percentage of Budget 2006-07$2,697,5146.38% 2007-08$2,778,4396.34% 2008-09$3,129,6766.77% 2009-10$3,129,6766.53% 2010-11 $ 451,079 0.92% 2011-12$1,361,2772.69% 2012-13$1,652,5243.17% 2013-14$1,652,524*3.14% *The State Aid for the 2013-14 school year is equal to prior year but still an overall reduction from 2009-10 of -39.33% which equals $1,071,320, non-inclusive of Extraordinary Aid which was included in 2009-10 State Aid totals *The State Aid for the 2013-14 school year is equal to prior year but still an overall reduction from 2009-10 of -39.33% which equals $1,071,320, non-inclusive of Extraordinary Aid which was included in 2009-10 State Aid totals.

15 Budgeted Revenue General Local Tax Levy 46,550,241 88.50% Budgeted Fund Balance 1,517,4002.88% Extraordinary Aid 705,0161.34% Miscellaneous 142,000 142,0000.27% State Aid 1,652,524 1,652,5243.14% State & Federal Grants 809,9171.54% Debt Service Local Tax Levy 880,072 880,0721.67% Debt Service Aid 343,601 343,6010.65% Total Revenue 52,600,771 52,600,771

16 Westwood Regional Board of Education Budget Revenues 2013-2014

17 Budgeted Appropriations Instruction18,993,33036.11% Instruction Support Services 8,229,87315.65% Tuition3,855,7967.33% Administration Support Services 4,156,7787.90% Operation & Maintenance of Plant 3,771,0007.17% Transportation1,874,1753.56% Capital Outlay 901,8261.71% Employee Benefits & Other Support Services 8,784,40216.70% State/Federal Grants 809,9171.54% Debt Service 1,223,6742.33% Total Appropriations 52,600,771

18 Westwood Regional Board of Education Budget Appropriations 2013-2014

19 Special Education Students Sent To Out-of-District Placements

20 Health Benefits Costs

21 Highlights in Budget Increases/Decreases DescriptionIncreaseReason Salary Increases $ 361,574Projected Contracted Salary Increases Health Benefits 481,410Projected Increase in Health Benefits Tuition 325,569Increase due to Reduction in Federal Grants (IDEA Funds) Increase of Existing Program (year 2) 180,161Expansion of the Autistic Program (Gades 3,4,5) New Positions (2 teachers) 114,050Guidance (Elem), Special Ed. (High School) Transportation Services 65,491Increase in Contracted Services Capital Projects (780,000)Reduction in Funding for Construction / Capital Projects Utilities/Maintenance (199,139)Reduction in Natural Gas and Electric Usage Central Office ( 89,435) Savings from Elimination of Elections, Conversion to VOIP, and Reduction of Professional Services TOTAL $ 459,681

22 Tax Levy Allocation History Percent of Allocation Year Borough of Westwood Township of Washington 2004-0549.860%50.140% 2005-0651.535%48.465% 2006-0750.076%49.924% 2007-0848.844%51.156% 2008-0949.312%50.687% 2009-1050.180%49.819% 2010-1151.125%48.874% 2011-1252.789%47.211% 2012-1354.149%45.851% 2013-1453.097%46.902%

23 Budget Impact For Average Home 2013-14 Borough of Westwood$(2.64) / Month Township of Washington$19.67 / Month This is based on an average home assessed for Borough of Westwood of $397,677 Township of Washington of $533,900 Borough of Westwood percentage is 53.09% (down from 54.15 %) Township of Washington percentage is 46.90% (up from 45.85 %)

24 Proposed Tax Rate per $100,000 Assessed Value 2013-14 2012-13 Borough of Westwood $1,470.08 $1,478.06 Borough of Westwood $1,470.08 $1,478.06 Township of Washington $1,193.86 $1,149.64 Township of Washington $1,193.86 $1,149.64

25 The Bottom Line… The Proposed Budget calls for: A 0.50% increase in the operating budget tax levyA 0.50% increase in the operating budget tax levy A 0.50% increase in overall tax levyA 0.50% increase in overall tax levy Maintaining core programming with an emphasis on educational best practicesMaintaining core programming with an emphasis on educational best practices While other districts are reducing opportunities, the Westwood Regional School District continues to offer improved curriculum and programs by being effective, efficient, and responsible with taxpayer dollars.

26 Q & A 2013-2014 Budget Presentation


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