Presentation on theme: "Quarterly Update to Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly March 13, 2012 Joe Arness, Board President Steve Atwater, Superintendent."— Presentation transcript:
Quarterly Update to Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly March 13, 2012 Joe Arness, Board President Steve Atwater, Superintendent
Tonight’s Presentation District Improvements ◦ Curriculum ◦ Career Technical Education Looking ahead, FY13 financial picture Negotiations
Curriculum- Raising the Bar Our new process for developing curriculum is more comprehensive and more standardized. New language arts curriculum will be in place in August. We are developing common assessments (given on a quarterly basis) to help us determine where we need to focus our staff development efforts.
Career Technical Education- Growing our Capacity Big investment in infrastructure Career pathways-not just industrial arts Partnership with AVTEC for Seward students Use of Type M teachers CTE plan
Legislature and Education Funding Funds for student transportation (SB182) seem likely One time money for energy (similar to last year) may happen Base Student Allocation- not yet clear if this will happen- House is skeptical, but not of KPBSD Capital Budget ◦ Requesting funds for tracks for Homer, Kenai and Soldotna high schools ◦ District set aside money for Homer Track preliminary study.
FY13 Budget, our goal is to maintain the whole Items enhanced by programmatic staffing
KPBSD’s FY13 Budget to maintain the whole will require $3.7 million more than received this year. Request of $1.25 million from Borough will cover 1/3 of deficit. We are working hard in Juneau to secure an increase to the BSA and to pupil transportation funds 200+ non-tenured teachers will not get a contract until we have a better sense of our FY13 revenue
state revenue local revenue negotiations federal revenue Fiscal planning for next year-waiting for the pieces of the puzzle to come together
KPBSD’s Recent Local Revenue Trend Revenue Type FY10 (actual) FY11 (actual) FY12 (projected) FY13 (requested) Local Contribution $42,983,376$42,588,135$43,251,135$44,500,000 (requested) Local Maximum $43,261,194$45,872,444$46,153,131$47,040,962 (estimated) Difference($277,818)($3,284,309)($2,901,966)($2,540,962)
Helping the Public Make Sense of the Local Contribution District would like to continue the conversation that uses a mil rate equivalent for the local contribution to make school funding personal The sooner that the Assembly can set a funding floor, the sooner we can begin to issue contracts to our non-tenured staff
Negotiations- Trying to Find Common Ground Our goal: student centered, fiscally responsible, sustainable Questions ◦ Unknown level of revenue for FY13 ◦ Question of fund balance and using a large portion of it in short term for compensation or using it for long term for maintaining the whole ◦ Two proposals are about $5 million apart Salary Considerations ◦ Cost of living ◦ Built in steps to salary schedule Health Care ◦ Percent of contribution paid by employees- what is fair? What is doable? ◦ Difficulty of part time classified paying premium
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