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Salmon River Central School District 2012-13 Budget Presented by: Jane Collins, Superintendent Natascha Jock, School Business Executive.

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1 Salmon River Central School District Budget Presented by: Jane Collins, Superintendent Natascha Jock, School Business Executive

2 Successfully support our schools through a passing budget Develop an educational and fiscally responsible budget Maintain core instructional programs for all students Preserve favorable staff to student ratios Continue athletic and co-curricular programs Sustained support of technology programs Continue quality and “green” maintenance programs to ensure facility longevity Focus on transportation safety with a bus replacement plan Maintain universal free breakfast and provide healthy nutritional meals Budget Goals Budget Goals

3 Spending Plan Highlights Budget Summary Budget $27,688,195 Budget Increase 4.6% Tax Levy$ 1,912,628 Tax Levy Increase 2.0% Continuity of existing programs No staff reductions Increasing employee benefits Addition of Elementary Summer School Careful fiscal and long range planning Decreasing State Aid to schools

4 Fixed Budget Increases Employee Retirement$ 75,000 Teacher Retirement 100,000 Health Insurance 450,000 Other Employee Benefits 110,000 Utilities 100,000 Contractual Obligations 595,283 Debt 300,000 Total Increases$1,730,283

5 Major Changes in the Spending Plan Increases due to Contractual Obligations,Budget Draft Budget Debt, ERS,TRS & Health Insurance $ 26,473,081 $ 1,730,283 $ 28,203,364 Item Description Amount Take back BOCES 12:1+1 Classroom $ 1,078,169 Hire 12:1+1 Staff $ (660,000) Reinstate Elementary Summer School $ (33,000) Add Distance Learning $ (83,000) Eliminate.5 FTE Interpreter at BOCES $ 40,000 Changes to BOCES Technician Service Level $ 27,000 Eliminate Copier Lease $ 41,000 Eliminate Installment Purchases - Computers $ 30,000 Switch to Voice Over IP $ 25,000 Maintenance Contract Savings - Hiring Maintenance Workers $ 50,000 Proposed Cuts $ 515,169* Proposed Budget $ 27,688,195 * No Staffing Reductions

6 Expenditure Comparison

7 Rising Costs of Employee Benefits ~ Estimated Increases $735,000 ~

8 Maintenance & Operations Savings Replace 2 open positions with district-wide Senior Maintenance Workers eliminating outside service contracts for: o Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning o Electrical Fully utilize Geothermal system, minimizing fuel usage in the new additions Reduce the use of overtime and substitutes Change phone systems to Time Warner ~ Estimate Savings $100,000 ~

9 Budget Effect from Capital Project Building Aid $2,266,619 Interest Revenue + $430,064 Total Revenue = $2,696,683 Debt Payments $2,520,488 Excess Revenue = $176,195 “The Capital Project is helping add revenue to our budget this year.”

10 Revenue Comparison Revenues Revenues

11 Total Revenues$21,175,668$22,763,443$22,559,871 Total State Aid$17,952,237$17,495,762$18,197,679 Tax Levy$1,875,125 $1,912,628 State Aid Lost (GEA)$1,104,418$1,808,730$1,356,548 Percentage Loss of Aid6.15%10.34%7.45% Total Loss of State Aid over the Last 3 Years is $4,269,696 Analysis of State Aid Losses

12 History of the Tax Levy Vs. Budget

13 Fund Balance Used$273,051$10,339($4,349)$642,153$1,084,554$1,585,505 Fund Balance Available$1,877,972$1,867,633$1,871,982$1,229,829$145,275($1,440,230) Analysis of Fund Balance Usage

14 Maintaining a Safe Bus Fleet Current inventory includes no spare buses! Recommendation: There have been no bus purchases in the last 2 years 14 regular, 1 special needs route 21 full size buses, 1 lift bus 6 buses not road worthy next year, over 120,000 miles 4 more full size buses nearing 100,000 miles Budget impact per year after aid is less than $8,000 Purchase (2) 65-passenger buses Purchase (1) 48- passenger lift bus Not to exceed $310,000

15 This Budget Preserves: Pre-Kindergarten Reasonable class sizes Advanced placement classes Arts and music Languages Guidance Extracurricular activities Sports programs Commitment to 21 st Century Technology HVAC and Agricultural programs Distance Learning Elementary Summer School This Budget Adds: With Voter Support

16 What will my tax bill look like with a 2% Levy increase? With a 2% levy increase and STAR savings, the average taxpayer would see an estimated increase in their tax bill: Average $50,000 home o $7 increase in tax bill o $0 increase in tax bill for seniors Average $100,000 home o $21 increase in tax bill o $14 increase in tax bill for seniors

17 Voter Propositions: Proposition # 1: Vote Yes or No Proposed Budget SHALL the Board of Education of Salmon River Central School District be authorized to expend the sum of $27,688,195 as General Fund appropriations for the school year & levy the necessary tax therefore? Proposition # 2: Vote Yes or No Bus Purchase: SHALL the Board of Education of Salmon River Central School be authorized to purchase no more than (2) 65-passenger conventional buses & (1) 48-passenger lift bus & to expend the sum not to exceed $310,000; which sum shall be raised by the issuance of serial bonds, notes and renewal notes to raise such money and, in anticipation of the issuance thereof and/or statutory installment bonds, notes & renewal notes, to authorize the issuance of obligations of said School District & levy the necessary tax therefore? Proposition # 3: School Board Candidates Vote for any 2 Linda Durant Matthew Mainville

18 Important Dates: 4/17/12 – Board of Education Meeting – 7:00 PM, Board Approves Spending Plan 5/02/12 – Public Hearing 5/15/12 – School Budget Vote Budget Summary: Budget Increase 4.6% 2.0% Tax Levy Increase


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