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Lansing Central School District Budget Presentation May 2011 Strategically Focused Progress… Planning into Future Dr. Stephen L. Grimm, Superintendent.

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1 Lansing Central School District Budget Presentation May 2011 Strategically Focused Progress… Planning into Future Dr. Stephen L. Grimm, Superintendent Ms. Mary June King, Business Administrator 1

2 2 Lansing Central School District Mission Statement The Lansing School Community will work to educate and motivate all students to achieve their personal best in a caring and safe environment. We, as educators, parents, community leaders and families, will inspire our students to be knowledgeable, responsible, healthy and compassionate citizens.

3 3 Lansing Central School District Enrollment = 1,200 students Faculty/Staff = 250 Academic Performance Performing Arts and Music Athletic Performance

4 4 Lansing Educational Challenges Poverty Achievement Gap SWD Achievement Gap At-Risk Students – meeting their needs Shift to Information Age Funding General Budget – Revenue Loss Funding of Facilities Projects  Building Conditions Survey 2010  Long-Range Facilities Plan

5 5 Lansing Educational Initiative Comprehensive Strategic Planning  Student Success  Financial Opportunities  Facilities, Transportation and Safety  Community Engagement

6 6 Lansing Educational Initiative Learning, Health and Safety Capital Project – Summer 2011  Re-design and Renovation of High School Classroom walls and HVAC  Other infrastructure needs  Zero Additional Taxes

7 7 Lansing Educational Initiatives Curriculum and Professional Development  Creative classroom instructional practices  Differentiated Instruction  Technology Integration Interactive white boards Mobile Learning and Netbooks  Teacher leadership and engagement  Professional Development Plan

8 8 Goals and Strategy Plan ahead Think and plan strategically Think and plan collaboratively Continue to provide a great educational experience for the children of Lansing Continue to be financially responsible to the Lansing taxpayers

9 9 Budget Goals To develop a funding plan that is educationally responsible to children To develop a funding plan that is fiscally responsible to the community

10 10 The Process Collaborative process that values people will yield the best results Results  Budget based on need as communicated by all stakeholders  Reflexive and responsive listening  Builds relationships and organizational trust

11 11 Communications Cycle Board of Education Budget Committee Leadership Team Union Leadership Focus Forums Student Leaders Town Meeting

12 12 Funding Challenges  Economic Recovery Slow  State Aid Decrease  Federal Stimulus Partially fills State Aid Gap (DRA)  AES Cayuga PILOT - Decrease - Renegotiating  Economy Continues to Recover Slowly  State Aid Reduction (Funding Cliff, GEA, $1.5M)  AES Cayuga Revenue Decreased…Again  Expenses – ERS, TRS, New Roots Charter

13 Challenge: Workforce Reductions School Year Reduction AreaNumber of Positions Administrator Technology Integration Teachers &Teaching Assistants Support Staff19.2 TotalAll Staff

14 School District Budgeting RevenuesExpenses 14

15 School District Budgeting Revenue State Aid Local Tax PILOTS Misc Fed Aid Expenses Instruction Benefits General Transp 15

16 School District Budgeting Revenue State Aid Local Tax PILOTS Misc Fed Aid Expenses Instruction Benefits General Transp 16

17 Projected Gap Projected $26,123,947 1,746,041 Budget $24,377,906$ 2,791,172 1,045,131 Revenue for $23,332,775 17

18 Filling the Gap 18 Funds/ReductionsAmount Appropriated Fund Balance$1,170,000 Reserve Funds$772,728 Budget Reductions$518,000 Tax Levy and PILOTS$330,444 Total (same as GAP)$2,791,172

19 Fund Balance: What is it? (est) REVENUES$ 991,649$ 798,523$ 668,166 EXPENSES$ 925,778$ 1,094,055$ 478,708 FUND BALANCE $ 1,917,427$ 1,892,578$ 1,146,874 Appropriated Fund Balance Unappropriated Fund Balance (4%) 19

20 20 EBALR = Employee Benefits/Liability Tax Certiorari ERS = Employee Retirement System Compensated Absences Accessible Reserve Funds

21 PROPOSED BUDGET REDUCTIONS 0.4FTE, HS Science position 1FTE, 7-12 Math position 1FTE, Sp Ed teaching position 1FTE, Teaching Assistant position 1FTE, K-12 teaching position Transportation BOCES Special Education Miscellaneous 21 $518,000

22 Projected Expenditures UNDISTRIBUTED EXPENDITURES % CHANGE Employee Benefits $ 5,785,403$ 6,535, % Debt Services$ 2,151,125$ 2,303, % Debt Service is offset by matching revenues (state aid) $ CHANGE% CHANGE General Support $ 2,909,334$ 3,005,547$ 96, % Instruction$ 12,494,428$ 12,434,185$ - 60, % Pupil Transportation $ 1,037,616$ 996,960$ - 40, % Undistributed Expenditures $ 7,936,528$ 8,838,810$ 902, % TOTAL:$24,377,906$ 25,275,503$ 897, % 22

23 Budget Increase 3.68% Disaggregated GENERAL SUPPORT = 0.39% INSTRUCTION = (0.25)% PUPIL TRANSPORTATION = (0.17)% UNDISTRIBUTED EXP = 3.70% 23

24 Expenditures 24

25 25 Athletics - Non- Varsity Class Size Co-curricular Offerings Encore/Electives Enrichment AP programs retained Library Staff Recovered and Sustained Programs

26 26 MS Summer Institute – Academic Intervention Music Nursing Pool Programming for All Students, K-12 Special Education Teacher Recovered and Sustained Programs

27 27 Support Staff - Cleaning & Grounds Teacher Leadership Stipends/Positions Teaching Assistants (11 remaining) Technology Staff Transportation for All Students Recovered and Sustained Programs

28 School District Budgeting Revenue State Aid Local Tax PILOTS Misc Fed Aid Expenses Instruction Benefits General Transp 28

29 29 State Aid – Lost approx $1,500,000 (20%) Federal Aid – Stimulus Funds ($455,000) AES Cayuga – Lost Revenue  -$20M = $382,000  -$7.5M = $143,250  -$27.5M = $525,250 [TOTAL] = 3.2% Tax Rate Revenues

30 AES and Levy Tax Pie 30

31 AES Equivalent Impact Reduction of AES $30,000, $200,000 Left District Reduction of AES $17,500, $200,000 Left District 31

32 Proposed Budget Summary Approved Budget$ 24,377,906 Proposed Budget$ 25,275,503 Proposed Increase$ 897,597 Proposed % Increase 3.68 % 32

33 33 Budget Summary Proposed Percent Change Total Spending$24,377,906$25,275, % Total School Tax Levy with PILOTs $16,027,496$16,332, % Tax Rate $18.48 Per $1,000 $19.10 Per $1, %

34 34 Budget Summary Projected Ave % Change per Year Total Spending 22,838,91225,275, % Total School Tax Levy with PILOTs 15,175,92916,332, % Tax Rate %

35 35 Budget History (Includes 11-12) Total Spending 3.40% 3.68% Total School Tax Levy with PILOTs 1.90% Tax Rate 1.89% 3.34%

36 36 Taxes for Home with Average Assessment of $100,000 (Projected: Tax Rate is Set in August 2011) Example (approximations) Your house is assessed for $100,000 Subtract Basic STAR exemption -$30,000 Assessment used to calculate tax bill $70,000 Divide your assessment by $1, Multiply by proposed tax rate $19.10 $1,337 Projected Increase - $100K home w/Basic Star $43

37 37 Taxes for Home with Average Assessment of $100,000 (Projected: Tax Rate is Set in August 2011) Example (approximations) Your house is assessed for $100,000 Subtract Enhanced STAR exemption -$60,000 Assessment used to calculate tax bill $40,000 Divide your assessment by $1, Multiply by proposed tax rate $19.10 $764 Projected Increase - $100K home w/Enhanced Star $25

38 38 Taxes for Home with Average Assessment of $100,000 (Projected: Tax Rate is Set in August 2011) Example Your house is assessed for $100,000 No STAR exemption $0 Assessment used to calculate tax bill $100,000 Divide your assessment by 1, Multiply by proposed tax rate $19.10 $1,910 Projected Increase - $100K home w/No Star $62

39 Summary Highest state testing results in the TST BOCES region in grades 3 through 12 in Math and English Spending habits based on need Multi-Year Strategic Planning Capital Improvements Transportation Fleet DRIP = Diversified Revenue Implementation Planning 39

40 Summary Past Community Support  Confidence  Trust = F(Character, Competence, Empathy) Antecedents of Excellence  Planning, Implementation and Monitoring  Educational Program  Financial Plan 40

41 Communication Opportunities Budget Hearing & Meet the Candidates Monday, May 9, 2011 High School Library 6pm: Budget Hearing 7pm: Meet the Candidates Night 8pm: Board Meeting 41

42 Communication Opportunities Wednesday, May 11 th Coffee with the Superintendent  Linda’s Diner – 9am Soup with the Superintendent  The Crossroads – 12pm Pizza with the Superintendent  Lansing Pizzeria – 6pm 42

43 More Information Budget Bulletin Websites  School District:  Lansing Star: (type Grimm in the search field) 43

44 Bus Purchases 44 Fleet: 25 buses with 10 year lifespan = 2.5 each year Need Two 66-passenger buses Debt service funds retained from retired debt ($55,000) cover the net district cost of bonding and purchasing No Additional Taxes

45 45 Resolution #1 YES NO Resolved, that the Board of Education of Lansing Central School District be, and hereby is, authorized to expend the sum set forth of $25,275, and to levy the necessary tax therefore.

46 46 Resolution #2 YES NO Shall the Board of Education of the LCSD be authorized to purchase and finance two 66- passenger school buses at an estimated cost not to exceed $250,000, including necessary furnishings, fixtures and equipment and all other costs incidental thereto and expend a total sum not to exceed $250,000, which shall be levied and collected in annual installments and such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education…………

47 47 Voter Qualifications A citizen of the United States Eighteen or more years of age A resident of the school district for a period of thirty (30) days preceding the day of vote Must be a registered voter

48 48 Voter Registration Ways to register: 1.Register with the Tompkins County Board of Elections either by mail or in person, or 2.Register with the District Clerk in the District Office by May 12, Register on the day of the vote, May 17, If you choose option three you will NOT be permitted to vote on that day, however, you will be registered to vote for FUTURE elections held at the district.

49 49 ANNUAL MEETING & BUDGET VOTE Tuesday, May 17, :00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Teacher Center located in R.C. Buckley Elementary School Park in Upper Lot Enter End of Building

50 50 Future Planning Informs Current Decisions What is in our future?

51 Multi-Year Financial Projections * Assumes a 2% Property Tax Cap Budget25,275,50026,800,000 Revenue23,500,00024,000,000 Budget Gap (Deficit) 1,775,5002,800,000 Additional Tax Levy (2%)465,000330,000 Appropriated FB1,170,0001,000,000 Reserves605,500600,000 CUTS ($520,000 embedded) 870,000 Remaining Gap($0)

52 Multi-Year Financial Projections Budget26,800,00027,100,000 Revenue24,000,00024,330,000 Budget Gap (Deficit) 2,800,0002,770,000 Additional Tax Levy (2%)330,00340,000 Appropriated FB1,000,000 Reserves600,000 CUTS870,000830,000 Remaining Gap($0)

53 Key Questions What quality of education are we responsible to deliver to this generation of children in Lansing? What quality of education are we willing to financially support in Lansing? Clarify financial parameters. 53

54 Key Questions What is an appropriate class size at each of the schools? How much transportation should the district provide? 54

55 Key Questions Should we support a comprehensive educational and social experience in our schools? Can the Town provide “pay to play” extracurricular and encore opportunities? If so, which ones? 55

56 Key Questions Are we willing to sacrifice the general conditions of our buildings and grounds? If so, by how much? Can we provide programs for our most needy students on campus instead of paying BOCES tuition? 56

57 Next Steps Community Engagement Advisory Team  Community Members  Board Members  Professors  Teachers  Staff  Administrators  Parents  Students  Other Experts  Other 57

58 Next Steps Advisory Team Goals  Answer the key questions  Explore other cost savings opportunities  Explore other ways to deliver education  Recommend and/affirm the scope of educational opportunity our schools should provide  Recommend a level of financial support the community may be willing to provide 58

59 Next Steps July – Organize Advisory Team August – Organizational Meeting Sept – Meeting/Research/Analysis October – Meeting/Research/Analysis November – Meeting/Research/Analysis December – Produce Recommendations January – First Draft Budget Projections 59

60 60 ANNUAL MEETING & BUDGET VOTE Tuesday, May 17, :00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Teacher Center located in R.C. Buckley Elementary School Park in Upper Lot Enter End of Building

61 61 Questions?


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