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1 Superintendents FY 2004 Proposed Budget. 2 Where We Started Moderate county revenue growth – 7% Over $1.2 billion state budget deficit Continued student.

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1 1 Superintendents FY 2004 Proposed Budget

2 2 Where We Started Moderate county revenue growth – 7% Over $1.2 billion state budget deficit Continued student membership growth $19 million in budget cuts

3 3 Two funny things happened on the way to the printer… A Significant Change in Anticipated Revenue December 2002

4 4 State Revenue Update The governors FY 2004 proposed budget contains no cuts to education funding. Growth in student membership generates a $7.1 million increase in state sales tax revenue for FCPS.

5 5 Recommended Adjustments to FY 2004 Proposed Budget ($ in millions) Reduce county transfer request$13.4 from 9.0% increase to 7.9% Restore budget cuts 19.0 Add two days to the teacher contract 8.4 Total $40.8

6 6 FY 2004 Budget Highlights $1.6 billion budget Requested increase in county transfer is 7.9% 166,601 students 206 schools and centers Compensation initiatives to make FCPS more competitive There are no new programs

7 7 Where it comes from... FY 2004 Proposed Operating Revenue County Transfer $1,259.8 ($ in millions) State Aid $178.1 Sales Tax $114.6 Federal Aid $34.5 Beginning Balance $44.2 City of Fairfax $29.1 Other Revenue $9.5

8 8 Where it goes... FY 2004 Proposed Operating Expenditures ($ in millions) Instruction $1,445.4 Transportation $83.8 Facilities Management $82.2 General Support $58.3

9 9 Student Membership Increases

10 10 Cost of Membership Growth $23.6 million School-Based Positions New School Start-Up Costs Textbooks, Supplies, and Equipment Transportation

11 11 FY 2004 Membership Growth Positions General Education and New Schools positions ESOL 88.2 positions Special Education and Alternative positions Social Workers Psychologists Alternative

12 12 ESOL Membership

13 13 All Special Education Services

14 14 Four New Elementary Schools Will Open in FY 2004 Andrew Chapel Island Creek Lorton Station Northeast Centreville The average cost to open an elementary school is $1.5 million.

15 15 FY 2004 Authorized Positions School-Based Teachers 61.9% State/Federal Projects 2.2% Nonschool-Based 7.8% School Custodians 6.4% School Office Personnel 6.6% Instructional Assistants 11.0% Psychologists, Social Workers, and Instructional Specialists 1.3% School-Based Administration 2.8%

16 16 Benefit Costs Continue to Rise ($ in millions) Health care rate increases $12.1 ERFC rate increase 5.0 Total $17.1

17 17 Whats New in This Budget? ($ in millions) Market scale adjustment (2 percent) $25.6 Step increase 32.1 Reduce employees contribution to retirement by.5 % adjustment 4.9 Step 18 addition to unified salary scale 1.9

18 18 The FY 2004 proposed budget was balanced by cutting $19.0 million and positions.

19 19 Budget Reductions Elementary rounding formula $ 2.2 Secondary guidance staffing 1.2 Project Excel staffing 0.6 Learning disabled staffing1.0 Middle school block scheduling 0.5 ESOL class sizeincrease 0.5 Revision of custodial formula 0.5 (more) ($ in millions)

20 20 Budget Reductions (cont.) AP and IB double test fees $0.4 Elimination of school-based summer school and Early Start 0.4 Textbooks and supplies 5.0 Departments3.4 Major maintenance2.4 Replacement equipment0.9 Total FY 2004 Reductions $19.0 ($ in millions)

21 21 A Word of Caution These budget recommendations depend on Support of General Assembly for the governors budget Willingness of the Board of Supervisors to provide a 7.9 percent transfer increase

22 22 What Happens Next? January 21School Board work session January 27School Board public hearing January 28School Board public hearing (if needed) January 30School Board work session February 13FY 2004 advertised budget adopted April 8Budget presentation to the Board of Supervisors (BOS)

23 23 What Happens Next? April 7- 9BOS public hearings April 28 May 5 BOS sets transfer to schools (tentative) School Board work session May 12School Board public hearing May 13School Board public hearing (if necessary) May 15 & 19School Board work sessions May 22School Board adopts FY 2004 approved budget

24 24 Citizen Participation To sign up to speak at a School Board public hearing, call To sign up to speak at a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors public hearing, call

25 25 What can you do? Review accurate and current information on the FCPS website –Detailed information on state and federal representatives and on legislative activities can be found at –The Superintendents FY 2004 proposed budget is available at –The Fairfax County School Board 2002 – 2003 school year calendar is available at

26 26 Visit us at Mario Schiavo Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Financial Services Coordinator, Budget Services Staffing and Benefits


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