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1 Jefferson Township Public School District DRAFT Proposed Budget Impact of Economic Climate & Changes in Funding

2 IMPORTANT INFORMATION This Document is a DRAFT Currently the information presented in this PowerPoint is in DRAFT form. The proposed budget is under review by the Executive County Superintendent and School Officials. Further adjustments may be necessary.

3 How has the fiscal crisis in NJ impacted school district? Unrealistic budget development timelines  State funding figures provided March 18  Budget due to County March 22 Loss of revenue  budget  proposed budget “Dismantling” process

4 What has impacted revenue sources? Reported Flat Funding School Aid -$16,696,701 NJ Adjustments/Reductions to this figure:  Transportation aid -$1,685,471 to Zero  Security Aid -$294,109 to Zero  Assessment for Debt Service - $158,545 to $43,675 (Loss of $114,870)  Equalization Aid - $12,641,474 to $12,664,359 (Increase of $22,885)  Special Education Categorical Aid - $2,075,647 to 1,378,444 (Loss of $697,203) Actual aid received = $13,971,608

5 What has impacted revenue sources? State Aid : $16,696,701 State Aid : $ 13,971,608 Loss in aid for Jefferson is $2,653,898. The loss in aid represents 4.994% of our General Fund Budget of $53,141,738

6 How has this influenced the budget?  District’s aid based upon a 4.994% reduction of the 2010 general fund budget.   With a 4% tax levy increase  General fund budget for = $51,136,285  General fund budget for = $53,141,738 A loss in aid of $2,653,898.

7 What are fixed costs and what percent of the proposed budget are fixed costs? 94% of the proposed budget is comprised of fixed costs (salaries & benefits 81%)  Salaries - $ 31.6M  Benefits - $ 9.7M  State mandates— e.g. curriculum, text books, out- of district placements, etc. - $2.5M  Operating Expenses— e.g. utilities, busing, fuel, etc. - $4.5M  Debt service—from construction referendum - $2M

8 Priorities Considered as Funding Loss was Addressed… Instruction and Student Achievement State Mandates Safe and Secure Schools Efficiency and Savings

9 What is impacted by loss in revenue? Staffing (administrative, teaching, & support) Field trips Facilities projects (Milton boiler, HS/MS roofing) Co-curricular (clubs & activities, athletics) Busing Printing/Postage (agenda books, calendar, summer mailing) Supplies (district and schools, technology) Professional Development

10 What is being impacted in the elementary schools?  Kindergarten moved to Briggs  Transportation  Library Services  Guidance

11 How is elementary school class size impacted? Elementary Schools Proposed class sizes: = 5/23 K Milton = 5/20 1 st Briggs = 6/211 st Cozy Lake = 5/21 2 nd Briggs = 7/212 nd Cozy Lake = 6/21 3 rd Stanlick = 5/24 3 rd White Rock = 6/24 4 th Stanlick = 6/224 th White Rock = 6/24 5 th Stanlick = 6/22 5 th White Rock = 6/24 There is NO impact…

12 What is being impacted in the middle school? De-teaming Schedule changes – elimination of rotating blocks and FAPA All field trips including Stokes and Washington DC Clubs and Activities Sports - Cross Country & Track Late bus run (3:25PM)

13 What is being impacted at the high school? Proposed new block schedule Late bus run (3:25PM) Fee for caps and gowns PSAT for juniors Clubs and Activities Athletics  Freshman level  Indoor track and Skiing

14 How is district staffing being impacted? Reduction in Force  School certificated staff  Administrators – 2  Support staff - 20 Impact of Stimulus Funding – Next Budget  To save staff $ 244,345 in grant funds were allocated to salaries; no funding is available in

15 Important Budget Dates… March 31 – Adoption of the proposed budget by BOE  HS Auditorium – 7PM April 15 – Budget Community Forum  HS Cafeteria – 7PM April 20 – Budget Vote  Polls open 2-9PM

16 Please… Don’t forget to vote on April 20th (polls open 2-9PM) This Budget Dismantles…A Defeated Budget Could Mean More Cuts…


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