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1 Pemberton Township Schools PROPOSED BUDGET

2 Governor’s Budget Message Every school district is receiving an increase in K – 12 state aid this year. Every school district is receiving an increase in K – 12 state aid this year. Approximately one quarter of a billion dollars of new money is being added to direct state aid. Approximately one quarter of a billion dollars of new money is being added to direct state aid. About $219 million of that new money is being added to the school funding formula spending, an increase of 3.2 percent in K – 12 formula aid. About $219 million of that new money is being added to the school funding formula spending, an increase of 3.2 percent in K – 12 formula aid. More than $11 million is being added to support expansion of the Interdistrict School Choice program. More than $11 million is being added to support expansion of the Interdistrict School Choice program. Over $4 million is being added in state funding for public charter schools. Over $4 million is being added in state funding for public charter schools. The total pre-school appropriation will not be reduced from the current spending level. The total pre-school appropriation will not be reduced from the current spending level. Non-public school funding will remain the same. Non-public school funding will remain the same.

3 How the Governor’s message impacts Pemberton Township Schools On March 24, 2009 – New Funding Formula was declared Constitutional by Special Master to the New Jersey State Supreme Court (effective with School Year)On March 24, 2009 – New Funding Formula was declared Constitutional by Special Master to the New Jersey State Supreme Court (effective with School Year) Aid distributed through a foundation formula –All students in poverty receive additional aid – Not just those in Abbott DistrictsAid distributed through a foundation formula –All students in poverty receive additional aid – Not just those in Abbott Districts New Formula – “No District will see a decrease in total state aid during the first three years of program- After that enrollments declines will impact state aid” (11-12 is 4 th Year)New Formula – “No District will see a decrease in total state aid during the first three years of program- After that enrollments declines will impact state aid” (11-12 is 4 th Year)

4 How the Governor’s message impacts Pemberton Township Schools (Cont.) Adjustment Aid - Hold Harmless Aid Adjustment Aid - Hold Harmless Aid 08-09Adjustment Aid of $37 M 08-09Adjustment Aid of $37 M Adjustment Aid of $33.4 M Adjustment Aid of $33.4 M Adjustment Aid of $32.9 M Adjustment Aid of $32.9 M Adjustment Aid of $33.9 M Adjustment Aid of $33.9 M milions

5 How the Governor’s message impacts Pemberton Township Schools (Cont.) Pemberton is considered a ‘former’ Abbott District. Under the Accountability Rules, the budget review process and rules are the same as all other districts.Pemberton is considered a ‘former’ Abbott District. Under the Accountability Rules, the budget review process and rules are the same as all other districts. Starting in 07-08, Pemberton Township had ability to reserve unspent funds from the State of New JerseyStarting in 07-08, Pemberton Township had ability to reserve unspent funds from the State of New Jersey Reserves- Capital, Emergency, Tuition, Legal, MaintenanceReserves- Capital, Emergency, Tuition, Legal, Maintenance State Aid for Construction Projects still fully funded by School Development AuthorityState Aid for Construction Projects still fully funded by School Development Authority

6 Reserve Set Asides Beginning 2005 IAIA Ca Ma Em Le Tu

7 Revenues Adj. Aid $33.8 M State Aid $46.8 M

8 Sources of Revenues Comparison to Proposed GF Fund Balance Capital Reserve GF Tax Levy GF State Aids State Adj. Aid Other GF Federal Stimulus Special Revenue TOTALS Budget Proposed $ 3,005,979 $011,957,28346,841,21932,904,5442,045,048010,918,245$107,672,318 $ (1,000,000) 2,000,000001,025,758(584,959)2,808,890(468,093) $3,781,596 $3,781,596 $ 2,005,979 $2,000,00011,957,28346,841,21933,930,3021,460,0892,808,89010,450,152$111,453,914 Difference

9 Pemberton Township Pemberton Borough Local School Tax TownshipBoroughTotal $11,026,494 $ 930,789 $11,957,283 General Fund Tax Levy Year 2 of a 5 Year Phase in the equalization valuation for Township and Borough Schools

10 Pemberton Township Schools Calculation of Estimated 2011 Local School Tax Pemberton Township Schools Calculation of Estimated 2011 Local School Tax Ratables 2011 $ 876,986, $ 881,038,570 Decrease $ (4,052,322) Decrease $ (4,052,322) Estimated 2011 School Tax Rate School Tax Rate School Tax Rate Average 2011 Assessment $96,050 / 960 x = $ 1,205 Average 2010 Assessment $95,900 / 959 x = $ 1,222 Decrease on Average Assessment = $ (17) Overall Tax Bill includes Municipal, County and School Taxes Overall Tax Bill includes Municipal, County and School Taxes $250,961 less in Debt Service Taxes (FY09-10) $250,961 less in Debt Service Taxes (FY09-10)

11 Pemberton Borough Calculation of Estimated 2011Local School Tax Pemberton Borough Calculation of Estimated 2011Local School Tax Ratables 2011$ 65,900, $ 65,768,535 Increase$ 131,640 Increase$ 131,640 Estimated 2011 School Tax Rate School Tax Rate School Tax Rate Average 2011 Assessment $110,319 / 1,103 x = $ 1,557 Average 2010 Assessment $ 113,926 / 1,139 x = $ 1,682 Decrease on Average Assessment = $ (125) Overall Tax Bill includes Municipal, County and School Taxes Overall Tax Bill includes Municipal, County and School Taxes

12 Pemberton Township Schools History of Local School Tax FY11-12 FY FY FY FY FY $11,026,494$10,992,150$10,953,343 $10,953,343 $10,532,061 General Fund Levy Debt Service Levy $0$250,961$504,003 $506,083 $505,130 $504,079

13 Pemberton Borough Schools History of Local School Tax FY FY FY $930,789 $ 965,133 $1,003,940 $0 General Fund Levy Debt Service Levy

14 Budget Reflections Small Class Size Small Class Size –Adhering to Abbott Class Size Recommendations 21 students in Kindergarten – 24 students in grade 4 21 students in Kindergarten – 24 students in grade 4 Full Program of co-curricular activities Full Program of co-curricular activities –Athletics at High School and Middle School –Clubs –Service Activities –21st Century Program Safe Schools Safe Schools Reducing Staff with Declining Student Enrollment Reducing Staff with Declining Student Enrollment –Attrition –Limited layoffs PPEG (Gifted Children’s Program) PPEG (Gifted Children’s Program) Advanced Proficient Population Increase (Up 25%) Advanced Proficient Population Increase (Up 25%) Middle States Accreditation Middle States Accreditation –The Three C’s – Charter, Choice, and Competition –HFMS Restructuring and School Start Times

15 Budget Points of Pride Facilities Facilities –Pemberton Early Childhood Education Center (State funds) –High School Chemistry Lab updates –New Fort Dix Gym and 2 additional classrooms (Federal funds)

16 Budget Points of Pride Academic Achievements –College Placements in the Academies, Ivy League, Tier One Schools. –College Placements in the Academies, Ivy League, Tier One Schools. –Burlington County College Acceleration Program – 30 courses approved –Medical Arts Academy; Aerospace Academy (A-STEM for September); Academy of the Arts (for ) Award Winning JROTC Program Award Winning JROTC Program Outstanding technology Outstanding technology –1 computer for every 3 students; full internet capability –Instructional technology with Smart Boards, Smart Tables, and Assistive Technology

17 Staffing/Enrollment trends Budget YearStaff *Enrollments TBD TBD * Estimated

18 Pemberton Township Schools Appropriations Proposed Budget By School and Program Preschool 11 School Based Budgets Instructional (Gen’l Fund) Out of District -Tuition Operations/Maintenance Health/Other Benefits(GF) Transportation Child Study Costs Curriculum/Prof. Dev. Administration Capital Outlay Other* Transfer to Charter Sch Total Appropriations Appropriations ( Millions ) * Other: Libraries, Guidance, Health, Food Service, Special Schools, and Special Revenue

19 Efficiency Programs Some of the Major Initiatives 1.Early Separation Program Transportation Shared Services 3.Special Education Mitigation Initiative (SEMI) 4.Alternative Facilities Resources – Ft Dix; School Development Authority (SDA) Approved Emergent Facilities Projects 5.Elimination of Food Service Deficit 6.Audit of Telephone Bills (cost savings = 80K/yr) 7.Increase in received Students for tuition; Decrease in out of district placements 8.New Joint Insurance Fund 9.Elimination of Debt for Early Retirement Incentive Plan 10.Consolidation of Supervisor – Facilities; Tech Coordinators

20 Pemberton Township Schools Summary of Appropriations Increases from to Budget Benefits, Salaries, Tuition, Utilities, Transportation Staff Positions Capital Outlay Increases Decrease in Grants (Federal Stimulus) Charter School Increase Total (Millions $) 2.2 (1.2) 2.9 (.7).5 3.7

21 Pemberton Township Schools Budget Hearing Questions Pemberton Early Childhood Education Center


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