Presentation on theme: "Open Budget Hearing: FY14. Anticipated Revenue Mission: School and Community working in Unity Mission: School and Community working in Unity Core Values."— Presentation transcript:
Open Budget Hearing: FY14
Anticipated Revenue Mission: School and Community working in Unity Mission: School and Community working in Unity Core Values Promoting Student Growth and Achievement
September – October: Principals met with staff to discuss budget needs. October – November: Principals and Directors development school and departmental budgets. December – January Principals/Directors submit budgets Budget reviews with Superintendent. Budget presentations to the School Committee.
January – Present: District School Committee review and budget refinement. March 13, 2013: Budget Presentation – Open Hearing March 20, 2013: Adoption of FY14 Budget by Regional School Committee
Provide a Level Services Budget Support and Improve Student Achievement Capture Savings and Reorganize for efficiency. Work with Available Funds
Salaries Contracted Services Special Education Transportation Health Care
Initial Budget Requests: – No new services or programs – Allow for inflation for services and materials. – Acknowledge need for supplies and materials not paid for by FY13 budget First Pass: (To meet Level Services) $24.9M – Review of budget resulted in cuts of about $1M Cuts to staff, supplies and materials. Second Pass $23.9M
Working with Administrators and Directors more cuts have been proposed. Making every effort to spare classroom services. – Some cuts proposed in Maintenance related line items. – Review of Student Services programs. Presently FY14 Budget stands at $23.2M
Referring back to our priorities – this is not a level service budget. In order to achieve a balanced budget the following additional actions will need to occur: - Reduction of Professional and Support Staff. - Reduced Instructional Supplies - Reduced General Supplies - Decrease in Student Support Services - Increased User Fees
Healthcare – Present Indications are a 10% increase in healthcare costs for Fy14 – Working with Insurance Advisor to understand options. Heath Care Deductible Health Care Carrier modification
($1,465,506) Discussion with Bargaining Units underway. Modifications Healthcare Services Service Delivery Efficiencies
Investigating changes to District Agreement to: – Facilitate Grade level consolidation. – Establishment of an Early Childhood Center. – Establishment of Intermediate Level Elementary. – Hosting Alternative Educational Programs
Advantages: – Curriculum alignment – Efficient deployment of resources Elimination of duplication – Improved management of facilities and staff. – Class size parity – Equal delivery of services.
District has not asked for an additional contribution from the member towns since District has exhausted all methods at its’ disposal to mitigate shortfall. District Budget is presently 1.5% over Net School Spending baseline – State average 15%. Working with the Towns we must raise this contribution over the next few years
Goals: Improve and expand programs for children. Providing students with 21 st Century skills. Student Centered Schools Raising Expectations – Students – Staff – Parents and Community.
Vision: Increased Student Achievement Academic Rigor Programs to meet needs and challenge all students. Opportunities for all types of learners – Career Strategies – Higher Learning – Workforce training
– Promoting Services and Programs – Retaining students in our District – Providing outstanding opportunities to all of our students