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1 Westwood Regional Board of Education Geoffrey W. Zoeller, Jr. Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools Keith A. Rosado Business Administrator / Board Secretary March 30, Budget Presentation

2 “To provide excellence in education through rich and diverse learning opportunities, enabling students to exercise intelligent control of their future.” Westwood Regional Mission Statement

3 Board of Education Paul Liddy (WT) - President Eileen Mosolino (WW) - Vice President Donna Firriolo - (WW) Barbara Gregory - (WT) Roberta Hanlon - (WW) Charles Koch - (WT) Darlene Mandeville - (WT) Carol Mountain - (WW) Lee-Ann Schaadt - (WW) Geoffrey W. Zoeller, Jr. Ed.D.- Superintendent of Schools Keith A. Rosado - Business Administrator / Board Secretary

4 Where can I get more information? April 14 th - Cardinal Connection special Budget Edition April 20 th - BOE Elections and Budget Vote - 2:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. the Superintendent for more information at Visit us at for a copy of the Budget Presentationwww.wwrsd.org and for additional information. The Budget Book will be available at the following locations: Board of Education Office at 701 Ridgewood Rd, Twp. of Washington Westwood Public Library Twp. of Washington Public Library Westwood Borough Hall Twp. of Washington Town Hall Important Budget Dates

5 Facility Upgrades (Operational Budget Only) Jr./Sr. High School Installed new sewage tank and pump $1,645 Installed 30 new window treatments $4,274 Repaired gymnasium scoreboards $900 Installed new lighting and painted the boiler room $1,500 Painted classrooms, hallways, and restrooms $3,000 Refinished wooden floors in gymnasium $6,790 Brookside Repaired HVAC system $1,286 Installed donated exterior school sign $1,250 Installed new carpet tiles main office $5,200 Berkeley Repaired roof $2,075 Installed certified playground mulch $1,275 Refinished wooden floors in gymnasium $1,220 George Tree services $1,350 Installed new kitchen fire suppression system $2,354 Installed triple bay sink in kitchen $1,750 Ketler Tree services $2,650 Installed new double bay sink in kitchen $1,158 Installed new triple bay sink in kitchen $2,807 Repaired steam heat $1,349 Repaired boilers $1,302 Created office space for guidance suite $4,000 Washington Installed new kitchen fire suppression system $2,220 Refinished wooden floors in gymnasium $1,710 Patched, filled all cracks, and sealed blacktop $6,817 Repaired boilers $2,035

6 The Budget Continues to Support Elementary Schools Integrated Preschool Full-day Kindergarten Reading and Writing Workshop Spanish and French instruction starting in Grade 1 Instrumental music starting grade 4 Wireless laptop and Smart Room Technologies Gifted and Talented programs Full-time physical education in every school Full-time Nurse in every building

7 The Budget Continues to Support Middle & Jr./Sr. High School Cycle, elective, and accelerated academic classes in grades 6-8 Numerous semester or full-year courses offered at different levels in grades 9-12 Spanish and French offered for grades 6-12 Honors courses in various subjects for grades 9-12 Advanced Placement courses for grade Excellent student-guidance counselor ratio for grades 6-12 Clubs, organizations & intramurals for grades 6-8 Clubs, organizations & interscholastic athletic teams for grades 9-12

8 MATHEMATICS State Assessments TOTAL STUDENTS Scoring Proficient and Advanced Proficient

9 LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY State Assessments TOTAL STUDENTS Scoring Proficient and Advanced Proficient

10 SCIENCE State Assessments TOTAL STUDENTS Scoring Proficient and Advanced Proficient

11 Selected College Admissions of Class of 2009 Albright CollegeKeystone CollegeSaint Joseph's University Bergen Community CollegeKing's CollegeSchool of the Museum of Fine Arts Berklee College of MusicLincoln Technical InstituteSeton Hall University Brigham Young UniversityLong Island University, Brooklyn CampusSt. Thomas Aquinas College Cedar Crest CollegeLynn UniversityState University of New York at New Paltz Clemson UniversityMassachusetts College of Art and DesignStevens Institute of Technology Coastal Carolina UniversityMichigan State UniversitySusquehanna University Cornell UniversityMontclair State UniversitySyracuse University Delaware State UniversityMuhlenberg CollegeTemple University Drew UniversityNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyThe Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale East Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State University, AltoonaThe Art Institute of Philadelphia Fairleigh Dickinson University Pennsylvania State University, University ParkThe College of New Jersey Florida Gulf Coast UniversityPhiladelphia UniversityThe University of Arizona Florida International UniversityPratt InstituteThe University of Scranton Hofstra UniversityQuinnipiac UniversityUniversity of Connecticut Howard CollegeRamapo College of New JerseyUniversity of Delaware Humboldt State UniversityRider UniversityUniversity of Hartford Ithaca CollegeRochester Institute of TechnologyWesleyan University James Madison UniversityRowan UniversityWest Virginia University Johnson & Wales UniversityRutgers University, New BrunswickWilliam Paterson University of New Jersey Kean UniversitySacred Heart University

12 Major External Budget Factors State Aid Cuts in State Aid for FY 2009/10 $ 744,016 Cuts in State Aid for FY 2010/11 $ 2,272,765 Uncertainty of funding for Extraordinary Aid $ 451,079 Insurance Estimate 25% increase for School Employee Health Benefits Program

13 Budgeted Revenue General Local Tax Levy 44,780, % Budgeted Fund Balance 1,303, % Miscellaneous 138, % State Aid 415, % State & Federal Grants1,061, % Debt Service Local Tax Levy 1,097, % Debt Service Aid 214, % 49,045,048

14 Westwood Regional Board of Education Budgeted Revenues 2010/2011

15 Westwood Regional School District’s State Aid Historical Analysis School YearState AidPercentage of Budget $2,920, % $2,697, % $2,778, % $3,129, % $3,129, % $ 451,079*0.92% *The State Aid for the school year is an overall reduction of % which equals $2,272,765 also Extraordinary Aid which was included in prior years is no longer included.

16 Budgeted Appropriations Instruction17,656, % Instruction Support Services6,396, % Tuition3,852, % Transportation2,538, % Administration Support Services3,934, % Capital Outlay45, % Operation & Maintenance of Plant4,133, % Employee Benefits & Other Support Services8,091, % State/Federal Grants1,061, % Debt Service1,334, % 49,045,048

17 Westwood Regional Board of Education Budget Appropriations 2010/2011

18 Special Education Students Sent To Out-of-District Placements

19 Health Benefits Costs

20 Major Appropriation Increases/Decreases DescriptionIncrease Reason Health Benefits$ 1,133,600 School Employees Health Benefits Increase Salary Increases$ 1,016,376 Contracted Salary Increases Non Renewed Employees$ (750,600) Positions Being Eliminated Agreed Salary Freezes$ (158,345) Non-Bargaining Administrators, WAA & WBGA Associations Various District Cuts$ (290,797)Reduction in Programs District Wide School Sponsored Co-curricular $ (123,799) Cutting Middle School Sports and Elementary Clubs & Extra Curricular Tuition$ 204,431 Out of District Tuition Cost Capital Outlay$ (147,500) Repairs to Electrical Panel in High School Major Appropriation Increase: $ 883,366 Percentage of Increase to General Fund: 96.8%

21 Budget Impact For Average Home Borough of Westwood$39.25 / Month Township of Washington$29.33 / Month This is based on an average home assessed for Borough of Westwood of $398,100 Township of Washington of $550,000 Borough of Westwood percentage is 51.13% (up from 50.18%) Township of Washington percentage is 48.87% (down from %)

22 Tax Levy Allocation History Percent of Allocation YearBorough of Westwood Township of Washington %50.140% %48.465% %49.924% %51.156% %50.687% %49.819% %48.874%

23 Proposed Tax Rate per $100,000 Assessed Value Borough of Westwood $1, $1, Township of Washington $1, $1,105.70

24 The Bottom Line… The Proposed Budget calls for: A 1.99% increase in the operating budget A 1.49% overall increase (including the December 11 th Debt Service) Maintaining core programming with an emphasis on educational best practices While other districts are scaling back, the Westwood Regional School District continues to offer improved curriculum and programs by being effective, efficient, and responsible with taxpayer dollars.

25 Q & A Remember to Vote - April 20 th 2:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.


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