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April 15, 2010 1. In seeking solutions to an extraordinary set of financial and academic challenges, our priority has always and will always be to maintain.

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1 April 15,

2 In seeking solutions to an extraordinary set of financial and academic challenges, our priority has always and will always be to maintain the quality of core instructional services for students. The solutions contained herein have been structured to put the District in the best possible position to support schools and students and meet our overarching goal of regaining accreditation. 2

3  Balance expenditures and revenues  Align resources to support principals, teachers and students  Promote more school autonomy and innovation  Increase academic initiatives ◦ Curriculum ◦ Library Resources  Raise expectations and accountability across the board 3

4  Declining SLPS enrollment, although slowing  Increasing Charter school enrollment  Flat sales and property tax collections  Reduced state aid: -4% ($4.2M)  Maintaining desirable Pupil Teacher Ratio  Escalating medical benefit costs: +16.9%  High fixed costs with excess capacity  High magnet transportation costs

5 5 Layoffs Unpaid Leave Health Benefits: -Reduced/eliminated -Increased employee contribution Increased employee pension contributions School Closings Full day kindergarten charges Transportation Reductions Pay Freezes Furloughs

6 6 Omaha: Eliminating 224 positions. Indianapolis: Eliminating 300 teaching positions and another 100 staff positions. St. Paul: Facing a $25 million shortfall, cutting 267 staff positions, including 143 teaching positions. Des Moines: Proposing elimination of 60 full-time positions, library services, elementary art, C-team athletics, & reducing number of instructional days. Kansas City: Closing 28 schools and eliminating 700 of 3,000 jobs, including teaching positions. Milwaukee: Proposing reductions including 397 teaching positions. Wichita: Considering eliminating 320 full time positions and closing alternative schools.

7 7 Note: Above enrollment data reflects K-12 students only. * * Projected

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9 GOAL: Balance GOB Expenditures with GOB Revenues FY2011FY2010 Revenue$278.7M$297.0M Payroll Expenditures $218.2M$216.0M Non-Payroll Expenditures $115.0M$104.0M Expenditure Projection $333.2M$320.0M Reserve 3.0M - Surplus/(Deficit) ($ 57.5M) ($ 23.0M) 9 GOAL

10 Proposed Reductions 10

11 ‣ Salary Reductions/Incentives $1.5M ◦ Shift select 12 month employees to 11 month  Staff Reductions (490 positions) $33.8M  Change to an attendance staffing model  Reduce non-highly qualified staff (144)  Continuing Substitutes (80)  Provide retirement incentive ( 632 eligible)  Reduction in force layoffs will be considered only after exhausting all other options  Present - Teacher /Student Ratio is 13.5 to 1  Proposed - Teacher /Student Ratio is 16.2 to 1  State - Teacher / Student is 17 to 1 11

12 12  Classroom Teacher Positions226  Substitute Teachers Positions 80  School –Site Support Staff 130  Administrators 24  Central Office Staff 30 TOTAL 490

13 Total Workforce Related Options: ₊ Staff Reductions: $33.8M ₊ Salary Reductions/Incentives: 1.5M ₊ Furloughs: 3.0M $38.3M ‣ Furloughs (5 $600k/day) $3.0M 13

14  Reductions identified and incorporated into Central Office 10/11 Budgets $8.0M ◦ March 22 & 23 Budget Meetings, and Executive Leadership Team Reductions ‣Energy Management Reductions $0.5M ◦ Energy Management/Utilities  School Closings/Consolidations $0.8M 14

15 Gallaudet  Recommendation – Close the building ◦ Children will be assigned to the appropriate school that provides the necessary services to continue with their program. ◦ Children will be offered seats to attend Mullanphy Investigative Learning Center; Ames Visual and Performing Arts; McKinley Classical Junior Academy; and Gateway Institute of Technology. ◦ Cost savings = $298,266 ◦ Decommissioning/moving cost = $80,000 (one time cost) 15

16 Bunche International Studies Recommendation - Close the building ◦ Reconfigure Soldan International Studies for grade levels 7 thru 12. ◦ Create one “campus” that will expose the students to international studies from middle school through high school ◦ The students advancing to sixth grade in FY10-11 at Bunche will remain in their current school or be offered other magnet choices. ◦ Cost savings = $388,968 ◦ Decommissioning/moving cost = $65,000 (one time cost) 16

17 Cleveland NJROTC at Pruitt Recommendation– Close the building ◦ Children assigned to this school will relocate to the space that was once occupied by the International Welcome Center at Central VPA ◦ The NJROTC program will remain a focus ◦ Cost savings = $339,075 ◦ Decommissioning/moving cost = $75,000 (one time cost) 17

18 Alternative Education Lyon – Recommendation - Close the building ◦ Students assigned to this school will relocate to Stevens Middle School ◦ Cost savings = $207,130 ◦ Decommissioning/moving cost = $65,000 (one time cost) 18

19 Ford Branch Recommendation – Close the building ◦ Children that occupy this building for after school care will attend Ford Elementary School ◦ Cost savings = $36,000 ◦ Decommissioning/moving cost = $30,000 (one time cost) 19

20 Fresh Turner  Recommendation - Close Turner ◦ The students and staff from Fresh can physically be housed in the Sumner facility based on building capacity and available space. ◦ English wing is not being used daily only for ACT testing and/or tutoring as needed. ◦ There are 12 large classrooms and 2 small classrooms/offices. ◦ Girls restroom and one Unisex restroom on upper level; Boys restroom and one men’s and one women’s restroom on lower level. ◦ Cost savings = $50,000 ◦ Decommissioning/moving cost = $30,000 (one time cost) 20

21 Total Non-Workforce Related Initiatives: ₊ Central Office Reductions: $8.0M ₊ Energy Management: 0.5M ₊ School Closings/Consolidations: 0.8M ₊ VICC Special Ed. Audit: 1.5M ₊ Bond/Hold Harmless/Pension Reserve: 8.5M $19.3M  VICC Special Education Excess Costs $1.5M ◦ IEP Audit ‣ Bond, Hold Harmless, Pension Reserve 8.5M o Bond revenue for capital related expenditures o Cover portion of deficit with add’l state funds if “held harmless” o Pension reserve adjustment 21

22 22 $8.0M Central Office Reductions 0.8 School Closing/ Consolidation Energy Mgmt. & VICC 2.0M Staff Reductions 33.8M 1.5M Salary Reductions & Incentives Non-Workforce = 19.3M Workforce = 38.3M 8.5M Bond/ Hold Harmless/Pension 3.0M Furloughs +57.6M (Reductions) -$57.5M (overspend) NET = +.$01M

23 FY2011*FY2010 Proposed Projected Revenue$278.7M$297.0M Payroll Expenditures $180.0M$216.0M Non-Payroll Expenditures $ 95.7M$104.0M Expenditure Projection$275.7M$320.0M Surplus/(Deficit) $ 3.0M ($ 23.0M) * Submitted for April 29, 2010 Board Approval 23

24  Renegotiate contracts $ 2M  Employee Benefit Participation $1.4M 2,400 staff x$600/yr  Cooperative purchase agreements $0.5M  Reduce PTO Days$455k/day ◦ PTO payout savings: $270k/day ◦ Substitute savings: $185k/day  Winter/Spring Break Closure$26k/day o PTO payout savings 24

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26 FY2007 FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 * FY2011 * REVENUE EXPENSE Surplus/Deficit (33.1) (23.0) * Preliminary estimates based on available state and local information which is subject to change

27 General Operating Revenue : $276.4M Assumptions  State formula funding flat (per DESE)  Enrollment declines not as steep as previous years  Economy shows slight but slow improvement  Property taxes 2% growth (re-assessment year) 27

28 28 ACADEMICS  College Summit (269K)  St. Louis Police & Firefighter program (35K )  Ranken program (45K)  Field trips (300K)  Sports activities (350K)  High school choir risers (30K)  Marching band percussions w/ carriers (30K)  Replacement of middle school novels (15K)  Erate payments and match money (2.9M)  Expansion of the Renaissance Learning program (110K)  High school textbook adoption, social studies, math, art, & science (350K)  High school marching band uniforms (100K)  New Library Books (500K)  Purchase of new kilns (60K)  Middle school textual adoption, foreign languages & science (246K)  1.6M - Window replacements after lead removal  200K - Teach for America Contract


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