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1 Ventura Unified School District 45 Day Budget Update

2 Themes for the State Budget  Overall budget policy decisions continue to be reflective of slow but steady economic improvement  State revenues surge for a variety of reasons, but :  The Department of Finance (DOF) lowers its forecast for Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funding levels significantly  The revenue volatility is coming into play  There are no statutory or constitutional guarantees for out-year Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funding levels  The story is on the expenditure and reserve side of the equation

3  Expenditures Increases  California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) contributions go up for employers, employees, and the state beginning in The biggest impact is on the employer contribution which will increase each year and represent a total increase of 4.33% by , the third year of the multiyear projection  Beginning in , California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) rates increase  Some districts are struggling with progress toward class-size requirements  After six years of deficit spending and few salary increases, budget stress is still a major factor  Salary demands and poor understanding of the LCFF create pressure for negotiations

4 Competing State Revenue Forecasts  Like last year, the Administration’s revenue forecast was lower than the forecast of the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO), the Legislature’s fiscal advisor  For and combined, the LAO forecast was $2.8 billion in additional revenues  Both houses of the Legislature initially assumed the higher LAO forecast and augmented expenditures accordingly  Ultimately, however, the Budget Conference Committee adopted the Administration’s revenue forecast and sent Governor Brown a Budget based largely on his May Revision expenditure plan  Postscript to revenues – in the end, the LAO’s forecast was closer than the Administration’s, with revenues coming in roughly $5 billion more than budgeted

5 Proposition 30 Taxes Are Temporary  Proposition 30, approved by voters in November 2012, temporarily increased the state sales tax and income tax rates for high-income earners to address state revenue shortfalls stemming from the Great Recession  The higher rates boosted revenues $7.1 billion in and are forecast to provide $7.4 billion in  Unless extended by the voters, these higher taxes will expire as follows:  The 0.25% sales tax increase expires in 2016 (i.e., the fiscal year)  The personal income tax increase expires in 2018 (i.e., the fiscal year)

6 The Rest of the Budget  Major items in the non-Proposition 98 side of the State Budget are:  A contribution of $1.6 billion to the Budget Stabilization Account in , pursuant to Proposition 58  $2.4 billion to fund Medi-Cal costs primarily due to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)  $872 million of Cap and Trade auction proceeds to help reduce greenhouse gases  $142.2 million each to the University of California and California State University, the second installment of 5% annual increases over four years

7 Major Proposition 98 Changes – Deferrals  The level of the Proposition 98 guarantee in the enacted State Budget is the same as proposed in the Governor’s May Revision  The Legislature, however, increased spending above the May Revision by reducing funding for the buy back of apportionment deferrals  The Governor proposed to buy back all K-14 deferrals at a cost of $6.1 billion ($5.5 billion for K-12 and $593 million for community colleges)  The Legislature reduced the deferral buy back by $1 billion, expending these funds instead on one-time and ongoing programs  However, the State Budget includes a trigger provision tied to General Fund revenues that directs revenue collections in excess of the forecast level to be used to buy back the remaining deferrals ($900 million for K-12 and $94 million for community colleges)

8 LCFF Funding Provisions  The adopted State Budget increases gap funding for the LCFF in  $4.75 billion in the final budget, up from $4.5 billion in the Governor’s Budget proposal  Gap closure is estimated at 29.56% in (per the DOF)  Combined with elimination of % of the gap in , the new formula will be over one-third of the way to full implementation after the first two years

9 LCFF Increase LCFF growth provides an estimated average increase in per-pupil funding of 11.6%, or $803 per unit of ADA  As always, keep in mind that the LCFF increases of individual LEAs can vary significantly from the average  Amounts actually received range from zero to just over 18% VUSD Increase 8.93% or $597 per unit of ADA

10 FactorsK Base Grant per ADA$6,952$7,056$7,266$8, %$59$60$62$72 Base grants – $7,011$7,116$7,328$8,491 Base Grant Entitlement Calculation  target entitlement calculation  Grade span per-pupil grants are increased for the 0.85% statutory cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) – unchanged from the May Revision

11 FactorsK Base grants – $7,011$7,116$7,328$8,491 Adjustment percentage10.4% CSR--2.6% CTE Adjustment amount$729--$221 Adjusted grant per ADA$7,740$7,116$7,328$8,712 Grade Span Adjustments  Grade span adjustments (GSAs) for K-3 Class-Size Reduction (CSR) and Career-Technical Education (CTE) are additions to the base grant  CTE is unrestricted; class size GSA requires progress toward maximum site average enrollment of 24 students in K-3 classes* *Charter schools are not required to meet the maximum site average to receive K-3 GSA

12 FactorsK Adjusted grant per ADA$7,740$7,116$7,328$8,712 20% supplemental grant$1,548$1,423$1,466$1,742 50% concentration grant (for eligible students exceeding 55% of enrollment) $3,870$3,558$3,664$4,356 Supplemental and Concentration Grants  Supplemental and concentration grants are calculated based on the percentage of district enrollment accounted for by English learners (EL), free and reduced-price meal (FRPM) program eligible students, and foster youth

13 What Does the LCFF Mean for Ventura Unified? 10 District Name – LCFF Per ADA Funding Projected ADA Projected LCFF Total Revenue $7,28616,924$123,309,149

14 CalSTRS Rate Increases – May Revision  In a significant departure from his stated plan in January, Governor Jerry Brown announced in May that he intended to fully fund CalSTRS in about 30 years  Contribution rate increases were proposed as follows:  State rate increases 4.311% over three years  Employer rate increases from 8.25% to 19.1% over seven years  Employee rate increases from 8% to 10.25% over three years  Education management stakeholders expressed concern that the increase was too much, too soon  CalSTRS testified that it could not yet accommodate two different employee contribution rates (pre- and post- Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act [PEPRA])  As a result of this feedback, the Legislature proposed a smaller employer rate increase during the first three years and a uniform employee rate for

15 YearEmployer Pre-PEPRA Employees Post-PEPRA Employees %8.15% %9.20%8.56% %10.25%9.205% %10.25%9.205% %10.25%9.205% %10.25%9.205% %10.25%9.205%  The final plan has a smaller employer contribution rate increase in and consistent increases up to final implementation  Once the statutory rates are achieved, CalSTRS will have the authority to increase or decrease the employer and state contribution rates CalSTRS Rate Increases – Schedule

16 CalPERS Rate Increases – Background  With assets totaling more than $300 billion, CalPERS is the nation’s largest public pension fund  While not ideal, the CalPERS system is in a relatively strong funding position  Total Fund – 69.6% funded (as of June 30, 2012)  Schools and community colleges – 80.5% funded (as of June 30, 2013)  CalPERS is able to stay ahead of the curve because the Board has some authority to increase rates  In February 2014, CalPERS adopted new demographic assumptions based on member longevity  As a result, employer and state contribution rates will increase  With new assumptions, CalPERS aims to fully fund the system – eliminating the unfunded liability – in about 30 years

17 CalPERS Rate Increases – Actual and Projected  The employer contribution to CalPERS is increasing from % in to % in  “Classic” members continue to pay 7.00%  New members pay 6.00%, which may fluctuate from year to year based on the PEPRA requirement to pay half the normal cost rate  Estimates of the resulting future contribution rate increases for school employers are as follows: ActualProjected %12.6%15.0%16.6%18.2%19.9%20.4%

18 Next Steps  Now that the State Budget has been adopted, the District needs to make budget adjustments within 45 days  By Monday, August 4, 2014  Clarify assumptions  Are revenue adjustments needed?  LCFF gap closure increases from the May Revision  Are expenditure adjustments needed?  CalSTRS

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