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1 Harvard Public Schools Harvard Public School Budget Forum FY 2006 (July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006) Presented by School Committee: Mark Hardy Sharon McCarthy, Chair Will Verbits Willie Wickman Paul Wormser

2 Harvard Public Schools 2 FY05 Vs. FY06 – Total Program Cost

3 Harvard Public Schools 3 Approach to Building the Budget 1.Fund Fixed Costs 2.Fund Direct “in-classroom” Services 3.Fund Indirect Services 4.Fund Infrastructure

4 Harvard Public Schools 4 Level 1 “Target” set by Joint Bodies BOS / FinCom / SC agree on structure that allows Town increased opportunity to decide directly on services Framework of Three Tiers Level 1: Level Services ● Level 2: Restoration ● Level 3: Enhanced Framework of Three Tiers Adapted to Accommodate School Priorities (Priorities established by Administration & School Committee) School Override Requests Reduced to Meet Level 1 Goal of $500k as set by Joint Bodies

5 Harvard Public Schools 5 Base Level Override Growth + 2 ½ provide $146k Level 1 Override provides $366k

6 Harvard Public Schools 6 Base Level Budget Drivers –Loss In State Aide $100k reduced Circuit Breaker Flat Chapter 70 (same as ‘04, same as ‘05, 23% less than ‘03) –Cost Increases, e.g., $493k Salary Increase (contracts), $49k Energy Increase –Cuts Cleaning Contract (moved in-house for a net savings) Part time Lib. Aide, Instructional Tutor Reduced funding for Media update Waters Foundation Program –Revenue Increases, e.g., Fees from Bus / Activities / Lunch / Comm. Ed / Building Rental Increased School CHOICE enrollment

7 Harvard Public Schools 7

8 Harvard Public Schools 8 FY06 Base is 5.8% above FY05

9 Harvard Public Schools 9 FY06 Revenues will be lower

10 Harvard Public Schools Review Handout

11 Harvard Public Schools 11 Tiers of the Override

12 Harvard Public Schools 12 Level 1 Override: Recommended by Joint Boards Increased Omnibus funding of $366k from the $500k override (over and above Prop 2 ½) Driven by increases in fixed costs

13 Harvard Public Schools 13 Level 2 Override: Recommended by School Committee Increased Omnibus funding of : $217,000 (direct) $52,000 (benefits)

14 Harvard Public Schools 14 Level 3 Override: Recommended by School Committee Increased Omnibus funding of : $145,000 (direct) $20,000 (benefits)

15 Harvard Public Schools The Vote works as follows…

16 Harvard Public Schools 16 Consequence of No Override Direct cut of $366,000 from Budget  6 ½ staff plus reduced administrative support  2 HES core teachers  1 Middle School Foreign Language  1 Bromfield core teacher  2 Specialists  ½ FTE Administrator  Increased Class Size Additional cuts to account for –Likely reduced revenues (e.g., fewer CHOICE students coming in) –Likely increased costs (e.g., more students leaving District on outbound $5k/student and Charter)


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