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Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders Dunellen Public Schools 2010-2011 Budget.

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1 Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders Dunellen Public Schools Budget

2 The Past Three Years Initiatives-Curriculum  New language arts program for Faber  New required writing course for 9 th grade  New K-12 mathematics program  Addition of an additional writing class for grades 6-8  New High School Electives  Music Theory  Human Anatomy  Chess

3 The Past Three Years Initiatives-Technology  Upgrade Network  Two New Servers  Windows Licensing  120 New Student Computers  Microsoft Office 2008 for LMS/DHS  Online Parent Gradebook  Honeywell Instant Alert Messaging System  New Website

4 The Past Three Years Initiatives- Professional Development  RIISA Middle Grades Network (Grades 4-8)  (RUTGERS INSTITUE FOR IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT)  Dedicated Funds for All Staff  Support for in-district and out-of-district staff development

5 The Past Three Years Initiatives-Maintenance  Security items - additional cameras for middle school and high school  Truck with plow and salter  Maintenance van  Continued upgrades to older HVAC and plumbing  Upgrade high school intercom system  Support the use of our buildings by Dunellen Recreation

6 Total Per Pupil Costs Middlesex County 1.Cranberry 17,750 2.New Brunswick 17,332 3.Perth Amboy 15,410 4.Highland Park 14,294 5.Monroe 13,403 6.East Brunswick 13,263 7.Metuchen 12,946 8.South Amboy 12,913 9.Spotswood 12, Piscataway 12, Middlesex 12, South Plainfield 12, Milltown 12, South Brunswick 12, Edison 12, Old Bridge 11, North Brunswick 11, Carteret 11, Woodbridge 11, Dunellen 11, Sayreville 10, Jamesburg 10, South River 10,113 County Average 12,770 State Average 13,835 DOE Comparative Spending Guide March 2010

7 Adequate Spending DISTRICT Budget Adequate Budget Dollar Difference Over (Under) South River 24,739,397 31,230,000 (6,490,603)-26.24% Carteret 49,228,070 62,300,000 (13,071,930)-26.55% Dunellen 13,292,787 15,410,000 (2,117,213)-15.93% South Amboy 13,964,193 15,611,000(1,646,807)-11.79% Sayreville 72,683,512 80,050,000 (7,366,488)-10.14% Woodbridge 174,573, ,843,000 (8,269,320)-4.74% Jamesburg 11,460,240 11,786,000 (325,760)-2.84%

8 Major Hurdles  $689,000 Loss in State Aid for  $ 85,000 Loss in State Aid for  $ 37,000 Loss in Debt Service  $ 50,000 Taken back by state from construction projects completed 4 years ago. $861,000 Total Loss in Aid

9 MAJOR FACTORS IMPACTING BUDGET  Salaries 60%  Employee Benefits 15%  Energy costs 3%  Special Education Services 11% Total Percentage of Budget 89%

10 Budget Goals  Minimized impact of cuts on programs and staffing  Maintain current curriculum cycle  6-12 Language Arts $70,000

11 Impact on Staffing REDUCTIONS  One Elementary Teacher  ½ Time BSI Teacher  One Teacher at DHS  Two Instructional Aides  Part-Time LMS Clerk  Two Library Aides

12 OTHER REDUCTIONS  10% Reduction In School Budgets  Reduction In Technology Budget  Freshman Sports  Custodial Overtime  Maintenance and Repair Budget  New LA Program 30% Reduction Total Reduction- $364,357

13 CONTROLLING COSTS  Shared Services  After school program with Piscataway School District  Transportation through Middlesex County ESC, Somerset County ESC, and Piscataway School District  Use of Educational Data Services for classroom supplies  Northern Middlesex Alliance consortium  Special education placements  Staff Development  Diesel Fuel

14 CONTROLLING COSTS  Shared Services continued  MRESC gas and electric bids  Shared Athletic facilities and Field house/ senior center with the Borough of Dunellen  Shared part-time custodial and technology with borough  Use of E-rate for telephone and internet service for a 50% savings  Use of state contracts for purchasing maintenance vehicles and technology equipment  In-house snow removal

15 Proposed Budget GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS Regular Education $4,642,171 $ 4,605,686 Special Education 2,483,391 2,436,860 Basic Skills/ESL 204, ,143 Athletics/Co-Curricular 355, ,781 Support Services 884, ,118 General/School Adm. 1,201,803 1,163,488 Operations/Maintenance 1,410,292 1,335,840 Transportation 429, ,691 Business/Info Tech 310, ,015 SDA Assessment 0 50,056 Employee Benefits 2,019,316 2,102,839 Total $ 13,941,866 $13,783,517

16 Anticipated Revenues GENERAL FUND Local Tax Levy $8,354,094 $8,868,395 Surplus 0 150,229 Misc. Revenue 25,000 15,000 S.E.M.I. 9,759 5,143 Tuition 36,000 62,000 PY Encumbrances 145,261 - State Aid 5,371,752 4,682,750 Total $13,941,866 $13,783,517

17 Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders General Fund Question: GENERAL FUND TAX IMPACT ON THE AVERAGE HOME IS $ 221

18 Total Per Pupil Costs Middlesex County 1.Cranberry 17,750 2.New Brunswick 17,332 3.Perth Amboy 15,410 4.Highland Park 14,294 5.Monroe 13,403 6.East Brunswick 13,263 7.Metuchen 12,946 8.South Amboy 12,913 9.Spotswood 12, Piscataway 12, Middlesex 12, South Plainfield 12, Milltown 12, South Brunswick 12, Edison 12, Old Bridge 11, North Brunswick 11, Carteret 11, Woodbridge 11, Dunellen 11, Sayreville 10, Jamesburg 10, South River 10,113 County Average 12,770 State Average 13,835 DOE Comparative Spending Guide March 2010

19 ADEQUATE EDUCATIONAL SPENDING With the lost in state aid Dunellen will now be Approximately $2.624 Million under adequate educational spending!

20 How Many Students Participate in Co-curricular & Extra Curricular Activities? Student Council Spanish Club French Club Transition Choir Marching Band Drama Club Art Club Tennis Football Softball Track Soccer Basketball Baseball

21 What Colleges Do Our Students Attend?

22 PLEASE VOTE ON APRIL 20 th Polls Open from 2 PM - 9 PM Please visit the District website: Voter Information, Registration forms, Absentee Ballot Forms and additional budget information


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