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4-22-14 By: Ben Halsey, Superintendent & Nancy Squairs, Business Administrator Oswego City School District Where Learning Never Ends…
2014-15 Expense Projection Expenditures 2013-14 Budget 2014-15 BudgetVariance General Support9.0 0 Instruction35.636.2.6 Transportation3.02.9(.1) Employee Benefits24.224.1(.1) Debt Service & Interfund Transfers 126.96.36.199 Total Expenses$78.2$79.9$1.7 $ in millions
Budget Reductions Instructional FTE Foreign Language 1.00 English 2.00 Social Studies 2.00 Math 2.00 Science 2.00 Technology 1.00 Principal 1.00 School Psychologist 1.00 Guidance Counselor 1.00
Budget Reductions Instructional FTE Elementary Teacher1.00 Reading Teacher (2)1.05 Play Therapist1.00 Special Education Teacher1.00 Director of Literacy.30 Total Instructional17.35 Add: School Counselor 1.00 Net Reductions16.35 6 reductions through retirements or vacancies
Budget Reductions Non InstructionalFTE Typist 1.50 School Monitor(2) 1.00 Director of Security 1.00 Custodians 2.00 Grounds worker 1.00 Mechanic 1.00 Purchasing Clerk 1.00 Microfilm Operator 1.00 Teacher Aides 3.00 Total 12.50 Add Security Guard 1.00 Net Reductions 11.50 6 reductions through retirements or vacancies
Key Components of The Tax Cap What is the property tax cap? 9 Step calculation to establishes a limit on the annual growth of property taxes levied by local governments and school districts. Who is subject to the tax cap? The cap applies to all independent school districts outside of the Big Five Cities and to all local governments including counties, cities, towns, villages and special districts.
Key Components of The Tax Cap Are there exceptions to the tax cap? There are limited, narrow exclusions to the cap, including certain costs of significant judgments arising out of tort actions and unusually large year-to-year increases in pension contribution rates. Is there an override mechanism to the tax cap? The tax levy cannot exceed the cap unless 60 percent of voters (for school districts) or 60 percent of the total voting power of the governing body (for local governments) approve such increase.
Tax Freeze Legislation Fiscal Year 14-15 If a school district has a freeze compliant budget, the taxpayer will receive a credit on their primary residence.) Difference between their 13/14 property taxes and their 14/15 property taxes 2013/2014 Ex. Property Value of 100,000 with Basic STAR (100,000-30,000) x 19.04)/1000 $ 1334.00Taxes
2014/2015 Ex. Property Value of 100,000 with Basic STAR (100,000-30,000) x 19.80)/1000 $1386.00 Taxes For primary residence rebate would be $52.00