Presentation on theme: "Funded Activities Two Options to Consider. Where we’ve been August Implemented extracurricular guidelines September: Public presentation on GVSD’s extracurricular."— Presentation transcript:
Where we’ve been August Implemented extracurricular guidelines September: Public presentation on GVSD’s extracurricular programming, expenses, revenues Overview of activity fees Board recommends surveying the school community October: September School Board Presentation posted on website Distributed electronic survey November Presented survey data at public Board Meeting December to April Three new Board Members Compiled enrollment data Brainstormed other options
Our Reality Act 1 constraints and the new fiscal realities of school districts have restricted spending. Scrutiny has increased across the district, region, and state as districts implement activity fees and/or cut extracurricular programming. GVSD’s funded activity programming is more robust than benchmarked school districts.
Quick Overview District Extracurricular Programs
Definition of Funded Activities Activities that are facilitated by paid coaches or advisors.
How Many Funded Activities are Offered in Garnet Valley? LevelAthleticNon-Athletic High School2637 Middle School1532 Elementary SchoolNA36
How Many Students Participate? LevelAthleticNon-Athletic High SchoolParticipants: 731Participants: 997 Middle SchoolParticipants: 379Participants: NA Elementary SchoolNAParticipants: 1,156
How Do We Compare? Funded ActivitiesGarnet ValleyAverage Funded Activities of Benchmarked Districts Athletic3837 Non-Athletic10560
GVSD Elementary Funded Activities The comparison data shows that our elementary program is more robust than other districts. GV Elementary Funded Activities: 36 Benchmarked District Average: 6
Financial Overview and Impact of Extracurricular Programming
Revenues and Expenses Revenues and Expenses: Revenues: $57, 373 (gate receipts); $612, 706 (student activity receipts) Expenses: Athletic—$1.4m; Non-Athletic—$1.3m Total for 2012-13: $2,077,188 Expenses are inclusive of salaries, benefits, contracted services, transportation, field maintenance, etc.
Our Community Financially Supports our Programs Booster Club-any parental or community support group that provides services, awards, funds and/or equipment for school district sponsored programs.
Our Community Financially Supports our Programs Average booster fees for athletics: $93 Range: Football $200 to Cheerleading $50 Average booster fees for non-athletics: $50 Range: Drum Line $300 to Environmental Club $7 Booster fees, only—does not include fund raising, trip costs, donations, miscellaneous equipment, etc.
Regardless of the Direction Due to the implementation of the supplemental guidelines, we are planning to reduce 10 or more funded activities at the secondary level for a budget savings of approximately $21,000
One Option: Charge Activity Fees Growing trend in Pennsylvania and nationally Requires students and their families to pay fees to participate in extracurricular activities
What the survey said… 52% of respondents support the idea of implementing activity fees to help the district support its extracurricular programs. 36% of respondents who have a child or will have a child in the district support the idea of implementing activity fees. 76% of respondents who do not have a child in the district support the idea of implementing activity fees.
Fee Ranges Per Survey I would support the implementation of an activity fee that ranges between (choose one). $25 to $75—63% $75 to $125—25% $125 to $175—6% $175 to $225—6% 70% of respondents support a family fee cap that sets a maximum amount that families are required to pay.
Estimated Revenue—a Multitude of Options Assumptions: Individual Participants High School: 900 Middle School: 700 Elementary School: 1156 Tiered system—$75, $50, $25 One time fee—one fee to participate in multiple activities Fee cap not applied Based on individual participants and the tiered system: $131,400
Another Option: Reduce Elementary Funded Activities
Why pick on the elementary? Our programming is significantly more robust in the absence of a strongly articulated need. Elementary students in our demographic have access to multiple community based after school activities and programs.
Why not the Secondary? Secondary programming is more congruent with the programming of other districts. more tied to educational research and need. part of college, military, and vocational expectations. an opportunity for students to secure scholarship opportunities Families currently contribute to the programs.
Some examples of programs that could remain at the elementary level Band Chorus Orchestra Drama Robotics Reading Olympics
Elementary After-School Activity Program Modeled after the GV summer camp program Self sustaining through tuition Tuition would reflect the cost of salaries, materials, room utilization, etc. Increased opportunities for students and teachers Activities generated by student interest, teachers’ passions, community need, etc.
What this idea attempts to do… Provide quality programs tailored to student needs. Provide teachers an opportunity to work in areas of passion Promote student success and after care Provide an equal opportunity to teachers who wish to make supplemental income. Promote fiscal responsibility utilizing creative solutions. Align our programs with benchmarked districts while remaining competitive.
After School Activities—A Compromise Option Approximately $75,000.00 in sustained savings. Guideline implementation has created $21,000 in efficiencies Not impacted by fluctuating enrollments, fee caps, or families that opt out. Does not require compliance oversight and collection logistics Maintains after school programming for all students but requires the elementary parents to pay a fee for activities. Sustained savings with efficiencies realized through guideline implementation, aligns the district with benchmarked districts.
Next Steps? Board takes action to give administration a direction Depending on the Board’s vote, administration must begin the implementation.