2010-11 State Revenue $7.7 million Majority of the state revenue is raised through sales and income tax. Districts receive monthly payments from the state. Base state aid is provided on a per pupil basis by law, funds regular education. Most funds other than base state aid are restricted weightings, such as vocational, bilingual, at-risk and low income students.
2010-11 Local Revenue $9.3 million Local revenue is predominantly raised by local property taxes. We receive the majority of the property tax revenue two times per year (January and June). Includes $3.5 million in Capital and Bond Funds, which legally can’t be used for any other purpose. Includes the Local Option Budget (LOB) – Additional property tax levied locally ($2.3 million) – Circle’s currently set at 27 percent of general fund
2010-11 Federal Revenue $748,252 USD 375 receives federal funds for meal programs, special education, and Title funds. Federal funds are restricted sources of revenue. Stimulus funds received in 2010-11: – Title 1: $201,807 – Special education: $1,745,541 – General fund backfill: $269,854 (the only UNRESTRICTED funding from federal sources in 2010-11)
2010-11 Expenditures What Can Our Money Be Used For? $20,209,186 Unrestricted $12,989,336 64.3% Restricted $7,219,850 35.7% Funds include: grants, vocational, special education, bond and interest, nutrition services, capital outlay, bilingual, state intervention, KPERS Funds include: general fund, LOB 77% of which is designated for salaries
2010-11 Expenditures Directly Support Students (all funds) 13% - Bond Debt Service 2.0% - Facilities Acquisition and Construction (Capital Improvement) 12.0% - Facilities Maintenance (Operations and Maintenance) 2.0% - General Administration 4.0% - School Administration 2.25% - Food Service Operations (Other) 7% - Librarians, Computer Labs, Teacher Training (Instruction Support) 6.16% - Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists (Student Support) 52% - Instruction 71.41% Direct Student Expenses Total all-funds cost per-pupil in 2010-11 budget = $11,200 Hourly cost per-student = $10.21
Looking Ahead Consensus revenue estimates for Current Year (FY11 – 2010-11) and Next Year (FY12 – 2011-12)
Current State Profile FY11 (2010-11) Third year of unprecedented fiscal difficulties Extraordinary measures were taken to balance current year budget and minimize cuts $491.7 million of ARRA stimulus funding (which expires after this year) Increased sales tax by one percent for 3 years Transferred $210 million from other funds into state general fund (highways $149 million, bio science, gaming); equivalent to loaning general fund dollars And school funding was cut over $300 million statewide Revenue estimate was increased $17.9 million or 0.3%
Current State Profile FY11 (2010-11) Additional spending increases will be considered in January by the Legislature – Human services caseloads up $6.3 million – School Finance funding shortfall $81.2 million Cost of increased enrollment - $5.6 million Cost of increased poverty - $13.6 million 20 mills shortfall due to declining property values - $28 million LOB state equalization shortfall - $32.4 million If school and human services shortfalls are funded, the state budget would have a... $59.9 million deficit THIS YEAR
State Fiscal Issues For NEXT Year Human services caseload est. up $73.2 million KPERS employer contribution up $40 million Required to replace ARRA stimulus funds $491.7 million $216 million in human services (provider rates) $197.6 million for K-12 (funded classroom teachers) $40 million higher education $41 million corrections (Norton and Hutchinson Facilities)
State Fiscal Issues For NEXT Year State ending balance projecting a $492.4 million deficit if current ARRA funding is not replaced by state funding. Since ARRA dollars were used to backfill shortfalls in the state budget, if expiring federal ARRA funding isn’t replaced, deep cuts in education would be required. Possible scenario in order to balance the state budget: Not replacing the K-12 portion of ARRA - $297 per pupil cut in addition to the base state aid cut of $421 per pupil since January 2009. Possible USD 375 cut in 2011-12 - $513,500 $1,241,422 cut since January 2009
Needed To Fund “The Law” Kansas schools are required to make achievement gains required by No Child Left Behind, yet funding is short of the Legislative Post Audit’s recommendations to bring all students to high standards. Statewide we would need: -$50 million General Fund K-12 state aid -$30 million in Local Option Budget equalization aid -$81 million in Special Education aid -$27 million in K-12 Capital Outlay equalization -$11 million in Professional Development, Mentor Teacher and other K-12 state aid -$30 million in 20-mills (reduced assessed valuation) -$14 million to fund growth in At-risk populations -$6 million to fund enrollment increases
School Operating Budgets as % of Kansas Personal Income
What’s Next For Circle? January 2011Community stakeholder meeting (Focus: Facility Report review by committee) Early Jan 2011Governor delivers “State of the State” address Mid-Jan 2011Legislature convenes for 2011 session February-May 2011 Stakeholder consensus report to the Board of Education Spring 2011Board conversations regarding district direction - CTE program, NCAT partnership, “Processes” Development and Curriculum Mapping continues May 2011Legislature sets funding for 2011-2012 Negotiations July 2011 Proposed 2011-2012 budget published August 2011Budget hearing, adoption of 2011-12 budget
2010 Commission meets for last time; School Finance is Priority #1 Meeting for the last time on Friday, December 3rd, the 2010 Commission provided strong recommendations for its final report to the Kansas Legislature. First and foremost, the Commission agreed, was the school finance formula. In their remarks, they emphatically stated: Reviewing and studying the school finance formula was chief among their statutory charges; The current formula will work if it's adequately funded; and, Properly funding the school finance formula is far and above their chief recommendation.
2010 Commission meets for last time; School Finance is Priority #1 Following, in brief, are their key final recommendations: Education Funding - Beginning with school year 2011-2012, the Legislature should fund the school finance formula with a BSAPP of $4,492. The finance plan should include an annual cost of living adjustment and have a three-year funding cycle. Professional Development - Because strong leadership at the building level is proven to be absolutely critical to student learning, professional development, leadership academies and teaching mentoring must be funded as the Commission has continually recommended in prior years. Early Childhood Education - Early learning is so important to success in K-12 that a growing priority needs to be placed there. Two of the recommendations in this area: 1) Move the tiny-k program to the Kansas State Department of Education; and 2) Fund all-day kindergarten statewide.
2010 Commission meets for last time; School Finance is Priority #1 Other issues considered by the Commission: The Supreme Court has noted that an oversight commission should be in place, continually reviewing the school finance formula and its funding. As the 2010 Commission is ending at the end of this year, the Legislature may wish to consider establishing a new commission to serve in an oversight role, to ensure fair and equitable funding for schools. The implementation of a standardized accounting system may be advantageous to explore. The school district efficiency audits were very helpful to school districts. They were voluntary in nature and gave districts the opportunity to compare their operations with peer school districts.
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