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Allegany-Limestone Central Schools Department Budget Presentation: Drafting our Plan for the Future To the Allegany-Limestone Board of Education February, 2012
Department Budgets Food Services – Rhonda Powell, Supervisor Special Education – Lyn Simons, Director Buildings & Grounds - Bill Coon, Superintendent Transportation – Roy Rogers, Supervisor
Food Services Budget Summary This is a “stand alone” business within the school district Favorable inspection report – suggestions for changes in sodium, whole grains Student lunch costs are associated with food and labor costs and aligned with NYS guidelines We balance nutritional guidelines with offering food kids will eat Government surplus food has been decreased by 9% Cooperative bidding process has resulted in savings My Lunch Money was instituted for parent convenience Realized recent increase in breakfast sales; lunch sales level Food services is currently operating at a sustainable level
Food Services Emerging Issues/Trends Lunch requirements demand 2 fruits and 2 vegetables Menu planning collaboration with Student Council and our wellness coordinator Quarterly reconciliation with county records for free/reduced lunch identification
Special Education Budget Summary Loss of federal funds reflected in teacher and office staff lines NYS changed the way tuition students are charged – after last year’s budget was created Training on IEP development for NYS compliance Continuing progress on our Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) to address graduation rates for SWD
Special Education Budget Overview
Special Education Emerging Issues/Trends Looking at our needs in an effort to serve student needs in district (8:1:1) More targeted reading instruction in the elementary school Investigating various service options for curriculum delivery at the MS and HS NYS guidelines for personal care (1:1) aides
Buildings & Grounds Budget Summary Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of both campuses, all fields, and bus garage B&G department is less dependent upon student enrollment than some others Incurred 20% staffing reduction in past two years Increased work load to remaining cleaners with last year’s cut Budget includes costs of inspections Front line of our safety and security plan – preventive, during, and after situations We do not pay for maintenance contracts Do as much as we can in- house (i.e. HVAC, pavement repair, kitchen equipment repair)
Buildings & Grounds Budget Overview
Buildings & Grounds Emerging Issues/Trends Holding the line on utilities Less than1% department budget increase, including modest increase to service agreements and salary. Future needs include replacement of ’03 lift gate truck, ’03 dump truck, and ’03 (3/4 ton) truck Investigating the use of a water-only floor scrubber – possible savings over time/no chemicals
Transportation Budget Summary Budget is prepared based upon the unknown Changes in special education, field trip, activity, and athletic requests will impact this budget Weather conditions this year have prompted us to hold the line in utilities from last year Fuel estimates are based upon $3.75; current average cost is $3.33 Minimal equipment allocation for items such as calipers or a floor jack
Transportation Budget Overview
Transportation Emerging Issues/Trends Fiscally responsible bus purchase program has been proposed to re-establish fleet replacement schedule The cost of parts are escalating at a high rate Fleet parts, salary, and equipment would have to be increased if the current fleet is maintained
Conclusions Reduction of materials and supplies by 10% where possible Utilities held at 2011-2012 budget allocations Budget proposals reflect increased staffing costs
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